5 Things Not to Miss at the National Restaurant Association Show

Apr 24, 2024 9:23:57 AM

Updated: April 24, 2024

Get ready for the National Restaurant Association Show, where foodservice industry peers from all over gather to discover thrilling new products, meet top-notch suppliers, learn from experts, and make invaluable connections. This is the world's most influential showcase of foodservice innovation and inspiration, where you'll find every trend, solution, and category represented.

With so much to see, where do you start? Don’t stress, we've got you covered. Check out our top 5 must-see things you don't wan't to miss at the National Restaurant Association Show!

What's New?

The Beverage Room

Get ready to queue up, because this pavilion is a must-see at the National Restaurant Association Show! It's packed with top-notch mixologists, ingredients, and equipment that will have your beverage program standing out from the crowd. 

The Culinary Experience

Take a moment to be inspired by top chefs and industry leaders at the National Restaurant Association Show. Join them as they take the stage to share their expertise, techniques, and tips on the latest trends and topics in the culinary world.

Startup Alley

Get ready to discover some exciting new companies joining the foodservice industry at the National Restaurant Association Show! You’ll also get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest food and beverage items, equipment, supplies, technology, and more. 

Featured Sessions

Attendees at the National Restaurant Association Show will be spoiled when it comes to learning from the best in the business. Danny Meyer, Founder & Executive Chairman of Union Square Hospitality Group, and Pinky Cole, CEO and Founder of Slutty Vegan, are just two of the successful restaurateurs who will be sharing their vast knowledge and expertise. Not only will they discuss their business intellect and commitment to building strong teams, but they will also highlight their philanthropic and community initiatives that have made them industry leaders. 

Featured & Pavilions

Discover new and exciting flavors, and explore the latest trends and technologies that are essential to your business at the National Restaurant Association Show. Watch skilled mixologists and culinary experts in action, and immerse yourself in the ultimate foodie experience. The Show floor is where it all happens. 

To make it easier to map out your experience, the friendly people at NRA have organized the show floor into a variety of curated experiences. You can view the show floor experiences here

Visit Proliant

You can’t come to NRA without visiting your favorite HR & payroll company! Come by our booth (North Building, Booth #5874) to discover how our payroll and HR solutions can work seamlessly with your existing tools and experience one of our group demos to see our solutions in action. And, of course, we have some really cool free giveaways.

You can learn about what we’re doing and why you simply need to come see us here

Meet & Network with Amazing People

Over 35,000 people attend or exhibit at the National Restaurant Association Show - and they're ready to meet you! Attendees include decision-making operators, dealers and distributors representing the commercial chain, commercial independent, non-commercial, retail and lodging segments. Exhibitors represent companies from a wide variety of industries, including technology, cutlery, food and beverage, delivery, and your favorite local restaurant. 

After you grab a Coke and a bit of wagyu beef, stop by the Proliant booth to meet our staff, who will greet you with a smile! Whether you have questions about our solutions, the restaurant industry, or simply want to discuss the beautiful Chicago landscape, our team is eager to speak with you.

About ProLiant

ProLiant puts the human in human resources. We provide a fully integrated, cloud-based HCM solution that simplifies payroll and HR processes. The company serves small to large clients in multiple industries in all 50 states and is committed to providing the highest quality customer service in the industry.

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