Countdown to COEX 2010

Countdown to COEX 2010

Food & Drink

Countdown to COEX 2010


COEX 2010 features exciting guest chefs at this year’s receptions. On Monday evening, Michael LaDuke, Director of Culinary Development, Red Lobster Food & Beverage, will share his interpretation of the industry’s most up-to-the-minute culinary trends.

LaDuke and his team of Red Lobster chefs will prepare unique tastings highlighting innovative flavor and preparation trends. LaDuke and his chefs will highlight such fun topics as preparing cutting-edge, flavorful fresh ï¬Âsh dishes; driving menu success through use of the wood-ï¬Âred grill and other innovative equipment; and reinforcing a restaurant concept brand by adding a new twist to a menu classic.

COEX receptions promise a fun blend of flavors and interactive flair. Plus, Universal Studios characters will be on hand for photos and entertainment.

COEX kicks off this Sunday

Sponsored by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and chaired by Kevin Bechtel, Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Menu Development, Shari’s Management Corporation, COEX (Chain Operators Exchange) will kick off Sunday, February 28, and continue until March 3 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

Themed ‘Menu, Value & Innovation: Consumers Rule!’ COEX 2010 features an impressive lineup of participants, panelists and speakers. In addition, COEX offers opportunities for foodservice operators and their suppliers to connect, interact and share solutions for mutual gain.

The Food Channel will be on-site to provide daily coverage, including news reports, video interviews, blogs, and LIVE tweets from the conference. This live coverage will be accessible through both and the IFMA Web sites.

See additional stories:

COEX: Networking Around Food

COEX: Menu, Value & Innovation

COEX Preview

COEX Opening Day

Interview with Nancy Kruse

Sharing Ideas and Knowledge

Describing Memorable Food

Food & Passion at the COEX Reception

Speed Meetings

Wall to Wall Coverage

Restaurant Chains Address Key Issues

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Event Coverage Sponsored by IFMA


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