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Rick Bayless presents at NRA Show 2016
Rick Bayless presents at NRA Show 2016

More than 45,000 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show and BAR 17 event later this month. Here's a preview of the sessions and speakers.

Speciality food makers showed off their wares at the Summer Fancy Food Show
Speciality food makers showed off their wares at the Summer Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food Show brought a bevy of new specialty food and beverage brands to New York City this week.

Olives are just a small taste of the treats on tap at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show
Olives are just a small taste of the treats on tap at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association expects 25,000 attendees and 2,670 vendors from 55 countries at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City next week

Championship BBQ winner Jason Paskewitz (left)
Championship BBQ winner Jason Paskewitz (left)

The 19th annual Championship BBQ and Cookout in Chicago last month drew more than 800 restaurant, foodservice and hospitality professionals to sample barbecue dishes and support World Central Kitchen.