IMBIBE THE VIBE
Craft cocktails are the focus when Tales of the Cocktail 2009 starts pouring in New Orleans. The Hotel Monteleone is the overall headquarters; individual events take place at multiple venues across the city.
The Natural Products Association presents Natural Marketplace 2009 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. It's colocated with the Brilliance of Nature 2009 event.
The Orlando World Center Marriott hosts the 2009 edition of the American Culinary Federation's national convention.
Forty chefs offer tastings at the Culinary Vegetable Institute's Food & Wine Celebration in Milan, OH.
GREEN AND GROWING
All segments of the produce industry head for the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, CA, to participate in the Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference, Tours & Expo.
The articulation of service standards will reach a peak when members of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers gather at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland for CHART's 78th semi-annual Hospitality Training Conference.
DEEP IN THE HEART
Track the latest trends in the specialty cheese market at the American Cheese Society's annual conference, set for the Hilton Austin in Austin, TX.
A SHOW HEADED SOUTH
Interested in attending the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo but not crazy about L.A.? Your time has come. This year's event has been moved down the coast to the San Diego Convention Center. Colocated events include Expo Comida Latina and All Asia Food.
Catch up on restaurant industry developments by attending IFMA's Foodservice Forecast & Outlook Seminar. The site of the first edition is the Newark, NJ, Liberty International Airport Marriott. The event repeats on 9/25 (in San Francisco )and 9/30 (in Chicago).