Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Your #LRAEXPO14 experience: Save the best for last on Monday

There’s a lot to do in New Orleans the first weekend of August. If you want to revel in the city’s activities over the weekend, make plans to hit the 61st Annual Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO on Monday, August 4, 2014. The show opens an hour earlier at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m., so you have five hours to shop hundreds of booths and if you are an Louisiana Restaurant Association Self Insurer’s Fund for workers' compensation plan participant, you’ll have the opportunity to get in your annual safety seminar.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. right on the show floor in the IDEA ZONE, LRA SIF VP of Loss Prevention Victor Balbuena, will give you the information you need to know to understand the new requirements of the Globally
Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The changes cover more than 43 million workers in the more than five million U.S. workplaces, including restaurants. All LRA SIF members must attend at least one safety seminar or webcast annually to receive dividends. Your EXPO show badge gains you admittance to the EXPO and the seminar.

At 11:45 a.m., make plans to attend Beef Flavor Fundamentals in the IDEA ZONE. Historically, this IDEA ZONE session is standing room only as EXPO attendees flock to hear and taste delicious beef. Chef Dave Zino, Executive Chef of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will share the latest beef industry news, show you why your customers crave beef and why it should be front and center on your menu.  
Chef Dave Zino hosts
Beef Flavor Fundamentals
August 4, at 11:45 a.m.
in the IDEA ZONE.

Chef Zino is frequently seen on television, heard on the radio and quoted in print, and has appeared on Food Network’s “Unwrapped,” where he revealed tips on how to make the perfect burger.

Traditionally a lighter attendance day, you won’t have to fight the barrage of attendees as you would on Saturday and Sunday. Monday is also the day the serious buyers roam the show floor and many exhibitors are making the best deals to entice customers.

Register today to attend the EXPO here. One pass gets you in the EXPO all three days. LRA restaurant members receive four complimentary passes, which includes IDEA ZONE sessions, viewing the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday. 

Discounted admission to the 2nd Farm to Table International Symposium is available for LRA members here with the codeF2TLRA. 

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