NRA Show 2017 Highlights: Part 1

With "Front of House" Host, Carrie White

The biggest melting pot of foodservice innovation is here. From exhibits and live demonstrations to awards and educational sessions, NRA Show 2017 is four days jam-packed with new ideas and seasoned restaurant and hospitality veterans. And with it being held at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America at 2.6 million square feet, it can be pretty overwhelming when every aisle and inch is filled with opportunities.

Looking to cut down on your indecision? Or are you missing out on NRA Show this year? Enjoy the show from home with Foodable, in partnership with IFMA! Start learning from the greats through our NRA Show 2017 Media Stage — that's right, we're live streaming select sessions to you, up until the last day on May 23!

NRA Show 2017

NRA Show 2017

For example, this past Sunday, we sat down with Tender Greens CEO Erik Oberholtzer and Cargill Protein Group's Director of Culinary Chef Stephen Giuna on the latest protein trends. While meats continue to take center stage of most plates, plant-based and alternative proteins are making their way from the sides of the menu. Where do these leaders believe the future of food is going?

We also got to chat with IFMA's very own Mark DiDomenico, Bill McClellan, and Ben Shanley, all who served up the latest insights on consumer planning. How are operators leveraging what they are learning from IFMA and Datassential's Consumer Planning Program, and how can they further better engage with their customers? Find out all this and more by watching our live stream videos!