You’re invited to attend the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo

Join us from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily on September 26-27 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. This industry-only tradeshow offers 150 vendors & suppliers, product demos, new technology, samples, seminars and exciting competitions.
Did you know Expo also includes a book signing by MasterChef Season 7 winner Shaun O’Neale? Not to mention, our NEW Construction Kitchen competition – inspired by Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.

Free to attend
No ticket required, but online advance registration is recommended
Attendees must be 21+
No childcare provided
Free Parking

In the Chesapeake Chefs Challenge, chefs will be competing live throughout both days of Expo to win top prizes – like $1,500! MasterChef season 7 winner Shaun O’Neale will be selling and signing his new cookbook ‘My Modern American Table’ from 12:30-2:30pm on Tuesday, September 26. Then, catch him sipping some bourbon drinks while guest-judging the Mid-Atlantic Battle of the Bottle.
We will also have special appearances by some beloved Maryland mascots each day at noon!



Tuesday, September 26
11:15 a.m. – Brunch Cooking Demo with: Pete Schellenbach | Regional Sales Manager, Rational
12:00 p.m. – L a.m.b Butchery Demo with: Fidel Kisic | Owner, Kisic Butcher Service
1:15 p.m. – Vegan & Seasonal Produce Demo with: Naijha Wright & Gregory Brown | Owners, The Land of Kush
2:30  p.m. – Mid-Atlantic Battle of the Bottle | Presented by Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Bourbon

Wednesday, September 27
11:30  a.m. – Cooking Demo with: Fabio Mura | Chef, Grille620 and 2017 Mason Dixon Master Chef Ch a.m.pion
12:15 p.m. – Gluten-Free Demo with: Marc Wilson | Chef, Tower Club1:00 p.m. – Construction Kitchen Competition | Presented by Merritt Construction
2:30 p.m. – Chesapeake Chefs Challenge Awards Presentation


Tuesday, September 26
11:00 a.m. – Today’s Solutions to Improving your Bottom Line while Improving the Service in your Foodservice Business with: Henry Pertman | Director of Hospitality Consulting at CohnReznick + Panelists
12:15 p.m. – Make the Most of Restaurant Weeks with: Marshall Weston |President & CEO, R a.m.
1:00 p.m. – Regulatory Update with: Melvin Thompson | Senior VP Government Affairs & Public Policy, R a.m.
1:45 p.m. – Mistake Made When Negotiating Your Lease with: Jerry Blumenthal | Business & Commercial Ventures
3:00 p.m. – TECH FOR TIME: Save Time & Lower Costs with New Restaurant Technology with: Niall Keane | CEO, SynergySuite

Wednesday, September 27
11:00 a.m. – DEAL WITH IT: Positive Marketing with Video & Handling Negative Reviews with: Todd Collins | COO, Restaurant Reputations
12:15 p.m. – Regulatory Update with: Melvin Thompson | Senior VP Government Affairs & Public Policy, R a.m.1:00 p.m.  Opening a Second Location with: Scott Osborn | Attorney, Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny, LLC + Panelists

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