2013 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

Florida Restaurant & Lodging ShowCome join us at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show! The 42nd Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is set to open at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL on Sept. 22-24, and it promises to be a great time. Mix, mingle, and enjoy learning about exciting new methods, techniques, and products with your fellow food professionals. Doors open at 11am all three days, and with full access to this busy schedule, you will want to be there early so you can catch every one of these special events and forums!

Education is an important part of the Show, as industry professionals instruct you in the latest trends, techniques, and tools that can help you maximize your profits and attract new customers. This year at the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, industry professionals handpicked by Ferdinand Metz, Master Chef and Head of the Culinary Institute of America will educate you in:

  • Uncovering Hot New Trends
  • Increasing Revenue and Loyalty
  • Operational Excellence and Lowering Costs
  • Delivering the Optimal Customer Experience
  • How to Minimize Turnover while Building Winning Teams

The exciting roster of Special Events includes both open free events and ones that require separate registration. Be sure to sign up early so you do not miss your favorites! The Special Events include:

  • Bacon Celebration – Sponsored by Smithfield
    Various chefs and demonstrations at this all-new feature will show you how you can take advantage of the popularity of bacon by delighting your customers with tasty treats that incorporate bacon in surprising ways.
  • Ultimate Barista Challenge® USA
    Professional baristas serve up their signature espresso beverages as they compete for the title of Ultimate Barista.
  • The 2013 American Culinary Federation Culinary Arts Competition
    Experience the finest cuisine and food preparation techniques as skilled chefs showcase their skills as they battle it out in a series of exciting competitions:

    • Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition
    • The USA Culinary Cup Team Competition
    • The Pastry Challenge
    • The R.L. Schreiber Apprentice/Jr. Member Florida State Championship Team Skills Competition
  • FRLA/NRA Bob Leonard Golf Classic
    This perennial favorite takes place Wednesday 25th at ChampsionsGate. Register early, because there is only limited space available at this popular event and it sells out every year!
  • The BIG Party – Voodoo on the Bayou
    Blow off some steam and join industry leaders for a fabulous night of entertainment at the networking event of the year!

While you are exploring the hundreds of exhibitors at the 2013 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, be sure to stop by Booth 1819 to check out all that Pinnacle Hospitality Systems has to offer! Pinnacle is your complete business solution, specializing in restaurant POS systems to fit any size restaurant or budget, restaurant credit card processing systems that integrate with your restaurant POS software, restaurant loyalty cards to help target the right customers with the right incentives and loss prevention technology to help protect your profits.

Pinnacle can integrate your point-of-sale, accounting, and inventory in a single easy to use interface that speeds service and increases your restaurant’s profitability. Your complete restaurant solution begins with one of Pinnacle’s three dynamic restaurant POS software systems, POSitouch POS, Dinerware POS, or Calypso POS, which all feature turnkey solutions customized to fit the needs of virtually every type of hospitality business. We will be looking forward to seeing you at the Show, and in the meantime, contact Pinnacle today at 800.771.7100 to get started on your way to restaurant success!