Young Professionals

Unlock your potential

Reach new culinary heights at the 2024 National Restaurant Show, the world’s most influential event in foodservice. Join global professionals across the hospitality industry, including executive chefs, leading suppliers and emerging trendsetters for four days of future-forward programming, products and invaluable connections. This is your chance to become a part of the movement of young talent shaping the future of culinary innovation—don’t miss out.

Be inspired by the transformative power of food as world-renowned chef, restaurateur and humanitarian José Andrés shares profound insights from his culinary and philanthropic experiences during the highly anticipated keynote discussion.  

Gain a competitive advantage in today’s evolving hospitality landscape with carefully curated, operator-led education sessions focused on culinary insights, trends in adult beverage, workforce management and beyond. Then, immerse yourself in the wisdom of industry icons, celebrated chefs and master mixologists during insightful on-floor programming, including live demos. 

Witness tomorrow’s ideas come to life as you explore the latest culinary creations from Food and Beverage (FABI) awardees throughout the Show floor and cutting-edge Kitchen Innovations (KI) award-winning equipment in the KI Showroom.

And for a dose of networking and camaraderie, don’t miss the Young Professionals Party, where you'll forge new friendships and explore untapped industry opportunities.

Ready to ignite your ambition and equip yourself with the tools to turn your big dreams into reality? Join us in Chicago from May 18-21, 2024, at the Show.

Connect with the Next Generation of Foodservice Pros

Young Professionals Party

Network with young professionals after the Show on Sunday, May 19th at the TAP at McCormick Place. Tickets are now on sale.

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