Networking and Evening Events

Don't miss a moment! Even off the Show Floor we have opportunities for you to make connections. Many business deals are often made over dinner, at the bar, or at one of our networking events. Continue the conversations and start up new ones at our fun networking events happening throughout the Show.

Industry Night Out

Celebrate the industry’s biggest night out at the largest rooftop deck in the nation, Offshore. With 36,000 sq. ft. of indoor and an outdoor terrace, you’ll enjoy the best views of Chicago. Ticket price includes specialty cocktails and passed appetizers with some special surprises from our sponsors.

Location: Offshore
Address: 1000 E Grand Ave.
Date/Time: Monday, May 23 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $75 (must be a registered attendee and 21 and older to purchase tickets)

If you have already registered for the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show:
Purchase Industry Night Out Ticket

Title Sponsor – Shift 4

Supporting Sponsor – Ecolab

Project Beverage

Project Beverage is an exciting new Show experience that explores the latest in the ever-evolving world of adult beverage. Throughout March on social media, the Show community voted for their favorite concoctions and beverage trends during our month-long cocktail tournament. And now, you get to sample the tournament's top drinks at Industry Night Out! Join us to taste the winning cocktails alongside artfully selected food pairings, watch master mixologists shake up the winning beverages and place your vote onsite to crown the Project Beverage champion. Afterwards, join us in The Beverage Room to learn more about how you can leverage today’s top trends to bring your beverage program to the next level.

Young Professionals Party

Network with fellow young professionals immediately following the Show taking place conveniently at the recently opened TAP at McCormick Place. You won’t want to miss these irreplaceable face-to-face opportunities with other young professionals in the industry. Ticket price includes open bar and appetizers.

Location: TAP at McCormick Place
Address: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Level 2, 2233 South King Drive
Date/Time: Sunday, May 22 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (Open to foodservice professionals under 40. Must be a registered attendee and 21 and older to purchase tickets.)

If you have already registered for the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show:
Purchase Young Professional Party Ticket

Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer

Chicago is known for its jaw-dropping architecture, vibrant music scene, amazing food, and iconic neighborhoods. Chicago is a foodie haven with over 8,000 restaurants that showcase its ever-changing culinary scene. Be sure to explore the variety of dining options while you are in town. Explore Chicago

We encourage you to discover all the fascinating things there are to see and do in Chicago, whether it’s visiting Wrigley Field, one of the oldest ballparks in the nation; enjoying the city’s many waterfront; viewing public art by the likes of Picasso, Miro, and Matisse; visiting internationally renowned collections at the city’s many museums; sipping wine along a skyscraper river canyon; or worshipping the sun along miles of sandy beaches with the iconic city skyline as your backdrop, Chicago is second to none.

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