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Specialty Features & Pavilions

To help you dive into the topics that are most important to you and your business, we’ve grouped the Show floor by top trends, products, and emerging technologies. Here’s what you’ll see in 2018.

Curated Experiences

The Show floor consists of three exhibit halls: South, North, and Lakeside Center. We've curated areas and pavilions throughout the Show floor with emerging technologies, unique ingredients, and shifting trends to keep you up to date on the latest developments shaping foodservice today.

Lakeside Center

  • Bellavita Italian Pavilion
  • Organic & Natural Pavilion
  • World Culinary Showcase
  • Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants (BAR)
  • Global Food Expo

Italy at Your Doorstep

Aisles 8300-9000

Bellavita Italian Pavilion lays Italy at your doorstep with artisan products and demos by Italian chefs for four days of amazing food, extraordinary wine, and superb dishes.

Visit the Bellavita Italian Pavilion

An Oasis of Wholesomeness

Aisles 10100-10800

Check out the products and vendors leading the charge in the growing organic and natural food industry.

Visit the Organic & Natural Pavilion

Culinary Takes Center Stage

Booth #10357

Internationally celebrated chefs and foodservice leaders share their culinary prowess and industry insights.

Visit the World Culinary Showcase

Craft a Cutting-Edge Beverage Program

Lakeside Ballroom

The bar scene is ever-changing. BAR showcases the top mixologists, suppliers, ingredients, and products to keep your beverage program on the cutting edge.

Visit BAR


Travel the World in Four Days

The 2018 Show brings you the trendiest international flavors. Visit the Global Food Expo in Lakeside Center for flavors from Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand, and Turkey.


North Hall

  • American Food Fair
  • Innovation Hub
  • Startup Alley
  • TECH Pavilion

The Best of U.S. Food Producers

North End of Aisles 7500-8200

American fare no longer adheres to a single standard. See what's driving the changing industry and talk with food producers and processors interested in exporting their unique products.

Visit the American Food Fair

Stay Current

Booth #5575

Take in the latest industry innovations and insights, unlock best technological practices, and get tips from the social media experts. 

Visit the Innovation Hub

Where Digital Innovation and Foodservice Meet

Booth #5675

Check out innovative ideas for improving restaurant operations and get a sneak peek of the foodservice industry of the future.

Visit Startup Alley

TECH Pavilion

North End of Aisles 5500-7000

See the leading products, tools and processes that can help to make your business more modern, efficient, and profitable.

Visit the TECH Pavilion

South Hall

  • Foodamental Studio
  • Kitchen Innovations Showroom

Discover Culinary Trends

Booth #2389

Foodamental Studio gives you direct access to the secrets behind the latest food trends. Join us for hands-on classes, culinary sessions, and—New for 2018—FABI Awardee Tasting events.

Visit Foodamental Studio

Experience the Latest and Greatest Kitchen Equipment

Booth #2440

The KI Showroom will feature this year's recipients of the KI Awards, representing cutting-edge equipment that specifically improves the back of the house.

Visit the KI Showroom


  • FABI Awards

Celebrating the Most Innovative Food and Beverage Products

Booths throughout the Show Floor

FABI Award recipients shape the future of food and beverage by introcuding products that have the taste, marketability, and creativity potential to satisfy operators and consumers. Award recipients are identified with a floor sticker outside their booth.

Learn more about the FABI Awards