40th Anniversary OCHMRA Spring Trade Expo Is Open

OCHMRA 01 2014The Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association’s 40th Anniversary Spring Trade Expo is officially open. Coined “coming out of winter hibernation” by one long-time exhibitor, this Expo is a long standing Eastern Shore hospitality tradition. As the producer of the largest Mid-Atlantic trade Expo, the OCHMRA’s goal is to connect hospitality industry buyers and sellers. With the industry being time-starved, Expo provides the perfect opportunity to do one-stop shopping at nearly 400 exhibits.

Exhibitors are eager to showcase new and innovative products and provide samples of their latest product line. Many exhibitors feature show specials which offer steep discounts.

To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, the OCHMRA has commissioned Executive Chef Steve Weiss for anniversary themed sugar sculptures. Having appeared on Food Networks “Flying Sugar” and “Sugar Impossible” episodes, chef Weiss has shown amazing decorative skills and talent. You can watch him as he creates from the delicate world of sugar during the Expo.

Attendees come from as far north as Wilmington, across the Bay Bridge and south to the Eastern Shore of VA. The Expo is only open to hospitality professionals, therefore to attend; guests must be in the lodging or dining business, a liquor store, convenience store, cafeteria, nursing home, hospital or school, etc.

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Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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