October 22-23, 2018

Pennsylvania Convention Center


Industry Supporters


Founded in 1937, the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association strives to promote, protect, and improve the hospitality and tourism industries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PRLA conveys the unified voice of these industries to the Commonwealth’s citizenry and elected officials. Its members play an integral role in the economic growth of the Commonwealth, with the hospitality industry supporting more than 680,000 jobs and projecting more than $55 billion in sales in 2017, while Pennsylvania’s tourism industry generates $39.2 billion annually in visitor spending.

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412 Food Rescue’s mission is to prevent perfectly viable food from entering the waste stream. 412 Food Rescue works to eliminate hunger and promote a healthy environment by rescuing surplus food about to go to waste and redirecting to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. 412 Food Rescue’s approach is based on a social lab philosophy — our solutions are social, innovative and our goal for the data that we gather is that it helps lead us to a systemic solution to food waste. We are one of the fastest-growing food recovery organizations in the U.S. — redirecting over 1,000,000 pounds of food in less than 20 months. Our technology creates the infrastructure designed to replicate and scale food recovery in urban regions.

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ACF Pitts

ACF Pittsburgh Chapter provides accredited educational programs, certification, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future professional culinarians.

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Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors, and special events. CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions.

Since inception in 2004, CORE has helped over 120 children from families across the industry and the country. CORE takes referrals and applications for support via our website, www.COREgives.org. You can refer a family, become a COREporate member or event sponsor, host a promotion to benefit CORE, or become a CORE Ambassador and spread awareness for CORE’s mission!

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A digital publication that stands out in design and content. featuring chefs, owners and experts in all areas of foodservice from all corners of the globe. Food Fair is the sister publication to Foodservice Daily News NRA Daily and is designed to provide pre-show marketing leverage to the exhibitors of the show, Food Fair offers video driven content from the food scene as well as corporate messaging. Businesses can take advantage of the rising popularity of video marketing with a BusinessFocus profile in Food Fair.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that distributes more than 31 million meals annually throughout a network of nearly 400 agencies across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Restaurant Activity Report (RAR) has been reporting on new restaurant construction for over 18 years. Our goal is to find coming soon restaurants for restaurant vendors before anyone else. RAR provides hottest restaurant openings in your area, based on dozens of insider sources that we personally interview — getting you in touch with independent owners first, through maximum detail like direct contact information. To learn more contact Joe Sachs at joe@rarleads.com or 443-974-8897.

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A performance program of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant provides recognition to southwestern PA restaurants for demonstrating commitment to the environment, society, and economy and gives support to restaurants to improve those practices. Learn more at www.sustainablePGHrestaurants.org.

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