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Wednesday, March 28 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
F&B Innovation Center

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Located on the Expo Hall Floor, the F&B Innovation Center is a dedicated area of food and food service equipment suppliers with access to expert demonstrations and Chef meet and greets. Explore and find new enhancements to add to your bar menu with food offerings. The F&B Innovation Center is sponsored by The Middleby Corporation and in Partnership with Duffified Experience Group. Learn more

Speakers
avatar for Chef Pete Blohme

Chef Pete Blohme

Chef/Owner, Panini Pete’s Café and Coffeehouse, Sunset Pointe & Ed’s Seafood Shed
With a restaurant career spanning over 40 years and a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. Pete has become a force in Hospitality/Food in the south. After many gigs in Kitchens, Hotels and Cruise Ships. Being a Chef / Owner finally became a reality and Panini... Read More →
avatar for Chef Brian Duffy

Chef Brian Duffy

Founder, Duffified Experience Group
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College... Read More →
avatar for Chef Nick Liberato

Chef Nick Liberato

Executive Chef, Venice Whaler
Absorbing culture and passing it on through food is part of Nick Liberato's heritage. Raised believing that every day is a holiday which should be celebrated with food, wine, great conversation, and loved ones, Nick has been cooking professionally for 18 years, and now calls the Southern... Read More →
avatar for Chef Kayla Robison

Chef Kayla Robison

Executive Chef, Nation Kitchen & Bar
Kayla Robison, executive chef at Nation Kitchen & Bar located in Cincinnati, OH, was raised in a small town in North Dakota where she began working in the kitchen at 14 years old.At 19, Robison moved to Cincinnati to attend culinary school for both pastry and culinary. Working as... Read More →




Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall