For the second year in a row, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine will host a variety of on-trend foodservice equipment sessions featuring panel discussions with experts in the industry within the KI Showroom at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019. The event will take place May 18-21 in Chicago.

“As original content creators, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies prides itself on providing innovative ways to present industry trends to our audience,” says Maureen Slocum, publisher of FE&S magazine. “The opportunity to present visitors of the KI Showroom with need-to-know information from some of the premier players in the foodservice equipment industry ties perfectly into the mission of FE&S. Any decision-maker who purchases, recommends or specifies foodservice equipment will want to join us in the KI Showroom to learn from these special sections and network with their peers.”

FE&S will host a series of sessions for foodservice operators, dealers and consultants in the KI Showroom to discuss equipment trends and topics. These sessions will have limited seating in the South Hall, Booth #2440.

Editorial Director Joe Carbonara will be the moderator for all sessions on Sunday, May 19. Confirmed session times and speakers represent key foodservice dealers, operators and consultants, including:

Sunday, May 19

Time

Panelists

Session

12:00 p.m.

Robert Holden, Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services, University of Georgia and President, NACUFS

College Foodservice: What's on the Menu Today and Tomorrow

1:30 p.m.

Angelo Mojica, Senior Director of Food and Culinary Services, Johns Hopkins Health System

Creating Menus that Honor Their Origins

3:00 p.m.

Christine Guyott, Principal, Rippe Associates

Innovative by Design: How Equipment Helps Drive Efficiency Among Foodservice Operators

3:45 p.m.

Mark Rossi, CEO and Founder, Avanti Restaurant Solutions

Innovations in Foodservice Equipment: Today and Tomorrow

FE&S’ sister publication, restaurant development + design magazine, will take over the KI Showroom session space on Monday, May 20. Editor in Chief Rebecca Kilbreath will host discussions with key restaurant designers, developers and consultants regarding trends, innovations and insights for the front of the house. Confirmed session times and speakers include:

Monday, May 20

Time

Panelists

Session

11:00 a.m.

Steve Starr, President, Starrdesign

Balancing Convenience and Experience in Restaurant Design

12:30 p.m.

Mitch Rotolo, Founder and CEO, Rotolo’s Craft and Crust

Chain Restaurant Prototype and Development

2:00 p.m.

Tobin Ellis, Hospitality Design Specialist, Bar Magic

The Evolution of Hospitality and Bar Design

3:00 p.m.

Joseph Vajda, AIA, LEED AP bd+c, Principal, Aria Group

Future of Fast-Casual Restaurant Design

The KI Showroom hosts the Kitchen Innovations Award winners. The KI Awards honor foodservice equipment advancements that positively impact restaurants’ efficiency, speed and revenue potential. Visitors of the KI Showroom will have an opportunity to demo the winning products over the course of four days.