The Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is back for its 42nd year, opening Sept. 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Restaurant professionals are invited to come enjoy this event, featuring the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, the Food Trends Experience and other special events and exhibitors. There will be plenty to see and do over the three jam-packed days of the Show, which provides many opportunities to learn about exciting new products, methods, and techniques. Make time to take in the entire featured lineup, which includes the following:
- Bacon Celebration, Sponsored by Smithfield
Demand for bacon continues to grow, and these creative chefs are finding exciting ways to utilize bacon in every course. Come to the All-New Bacon Demonstration Theater to learn delicious ways to incorporate bacon in unique taste sensations that will delight your customers, like the decadent Cherry Chocolate Bacon Cookie.
- Food Trends Experience
A tasting adventure that provides direct access to the products, flavors, and ingredients that are driving the most recent trends in the market, such as healthy, organic, sustainable, artisanal, and more. Learn about new innovative ways to delight your customers and drive profits.
- Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum
The Forum features industry experts delivering the new education menu and educational content that is practical and relevant for today’s foodservice professional. Includes ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Review Class and Examination; Allertrain: Fast Track to Profits Education Symposium – and The Foodservice Council for Women.
- The 2013 American Culinary Federation Culinary Arts Competition
Catch the excitement as you watch the chefs go head to head in these exciting competitions: the R.L. Schreiber Apprentice/Jr. Member Florida State Championship Team Skills Competition, Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition, the USA Culinary Cup Team Competition, and the Pastry Challenge.
- Multi Unit Operator Alliance (MUOA)
Jim Sullivan, CEO of Sullivision.com, will be leading a session focusing on the nine best practices of high-performing foodservice owners, operators and franchisees around the globe.
- Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Events
Come mingle with fellow food professionals at the series of events hosted by FRLA that includes The BIG Party, where hospitality VIPs gather and network, and the NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic.
- Hundreds of Exhibitors and Booths
Keep up with the newest and best technology as hundreds of exhibitors showcase exciting new products and services.
Be sure to stop Booth 1819 this year at the 2013 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show to check out all that Calypso has to offer! Calypso POS systems are the ideal choice for table service and quick service establishments, with straight forward, simple to use software , and simple department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time and enables fast, accurate service. Not only is Calypso the most affordable POS on the market, it features integrated credit/ debit and gift card processing that eliminates the need for additional processing equipment by allowing you to process credit, debit and gift transactions directly from the PCI, PA-DSS compliant POS system.
Calypso software has turnkey solutions customized to meet your specific needs. Our table service POS system features “on the fly” menu management while our POS for delivery service provides a powerful customer database and delivery driver management to keep your business on the right track. Our yogurt shop POS includes an integrated POS scale so your service is fast and accurate. Calypso is ready to help you succeed. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 or come visit us at the FLRA Show to discover all the benefits of choosing Calypso POS!