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Schedule at a Glance

With more than a hundred events taking place over four action-packed days, it’s easy to lose track of what you’d like to see, do, and eat. Let us help you with that.

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Schedule at a glance

We'll be updating this page often with the great things we have in store for 2020, including special events, education, and festivities to celebrate our centennial.

Saturday,
May 18

Day 1

9:30 a.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Opens
North Hall, South Hall and Lakeside Center

10:00 a.m. | On-Floor Education and Culinary & Mixology Demonstrations Start

BAR Stage
Bellavita Food and Wine Theatre
Culinary Experience Center
Innovation Theater
Learning Center
ShowCentral
TECH Talks
World Culinary Showcase

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | FABI Tastings
Booth #11262

2:30 p.m. | 100th Anniversary Daily Celebration
Grand Concourse

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | FABI Tastings
Booth #11262

5:00 p.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Closes
North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | International Reception
Room N427

Sunday,
May 19

Day 2

9:30 a.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Opens
North Hall, South Hall and Lakeside Center

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | FABI Tastings
Booth #11262

11:00 a.m. | 100th Anniversary Daily Celebration
Grand Concourse

2:00 p.m. | Signature '19
Grand Ballroom, Room S100

5:00 p.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Closes
North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Young Professionals Party
Point & Feather – Cocktail Bar

Monday,
May 20

Day 3

9:30 a.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Opens
North Hall, South Hall and Lakeside Center

11:00 a.m. | SuperSession: The Future of Restaurants
Grand Ballroom, Room S100

11:00 a.m. | 100th Anniversary Daily Celebration
Grand Concourse

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Winning at the Restaurant Business: Insights from the Top 500
Grand Ballroom, Room S100

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Screening of the Award-Winning Film: A Fine Line
Lakeside Center, Room E350

5:00 p.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Closes
North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

7:00 p.m. | 100th Celebration & Star of the Bar Finals
Tao
632 N Dearborn St, Chicago

Tuesday,
May 21

Day 4

9:30 a.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Opens
North Hall, South Hall and Lakeside Center

10:00 a.m. | On-Floor Education and Culinary & Mixology Demonstrations Start

BAR Stage
Bellavita Food and Wine Theatre
Culinary Experience Center
Innovation Theater
Learning Center
ShowCentral
TECH Talks
World Culinary Showcase

11:00 a.m. | 100th Anniversary Daily Celebration
Grand Concourse

3:00 p.m. | National Restaurant Association Show Closes
North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center