Young Professionals

Changemakers Wanted

As the world’s largest and most iconic event in foodservice, the National Restaurant Association Show is where inspiration begins. This trusted trade-only event attracts global professionals from every corner of the industry annually — including executive chefs, leading suppliers and young professionals redefining foodservice for the next generation. Now, it’s your turn. 

Join industry legends, celebrated chefs and master mixologists to hear their thoughts on today’s biggest trends and learn their tips and techniques in live demos right on the Show floor. 

Taste fresh, imaginative food and beverages sure to spark your creativity in specialty pavilions featuring today’s hottest trends — from international flavors and ingredients to the latest plant-based and organic products.

Ready to gain a real competitive advantage in this ever-evolving industry? Dig into the best education in foodservice, featuring expert-led sessions and immersive workshops on wellness, menu optimization, marketing, tech, operations, and beyond — all geared to innovators like you. 

Plus, don’t miss the Young Professionals Party, where you’ll meet new friends and learn about other areas and industry opportunities. This exclusive ticketed event is open to Show attendees under 40 - don't miss it!

If you want to make big ideas happen, you need to be where big ideas start. Gain connections, inspiration and insights you won’t find anywhere else in Chicago, May 20-23, 2023, at the industry’s most influential event.

Young Professionals Party

Network with fellow young professionals after the Show on Sunday, May21 at the TAP at McCormick Place. 

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Changemakers Wanted at the National Restaurant Association Show