Updates

05/15/2017

Celebrity Chef Michael Symon to Keynote the Expo

Symon to give the keynote speech on Jan. 28

05/11/2017

Registration for the Pizza Pizzazz Competition is Open

Whether your pie is gourmet or traditional, bring your best for the test and cook for the cash!

03/03/2017

Booth Reservations Now Being Accepted

Reserve your booth space today for the 2018 Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

01/31/2017

Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch wins the 2017 “Best of the Midwest” title with Bianca Rossa pizza

For the second year in a row, Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch took the top prize in the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition held on Jan. 29, 2017.

01/31/2017

Thank You for Attending the Expo

Thank you to all of the attendees and exhibitors who participated in the 2017 Mid-America Restaurant Expo!

01/22/2017

Early registration ends Wednesday, January 25

At 5:01 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, the price for admission jumps from $49 per person to $69 per person.

01/17/2017

Turn your food truck idea into a profit center at our Food Truck Park

The Expo has collaborated with the Central Ohio Food Truck Association to create an all-new, interactive Food Truck exhibit right on the Expo show floor.

01/13/2017

Download the Expo event app today!

Create your schedule, see the list of seminars and map your favorite exhibitors all from the palm of your hand.

01/10/2017

Success = What You Know + Who You Know

Meet & Mingle on Sunday, Jan. 29 at our relaxed, peer networking event complete with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

01/06/2017

New Exhibitors Fill the Show Floor at the Expo

Fifty-five percent of exhibitors in this 2017 show are first timers to any Ohio Restaurant Association event.

12/19/2016

Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti to emcee the Pizza Pizzazz Competition

Mario Rizzotti, an Italian culinary expert and a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America Show, will emcee the 2017 Pizza Pizzazz Competition.

12/07/2016

Book your hotel room for the Expo

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo has negotiated exclusive rates at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Crowne Plaza.

11/22/2016

Noted restaurateurs to speak at the Expo

Visionaries and leaders in the restaurant industry will help round out the innovative new seminars at the inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

11/10/2016

Take advantage of our special introductory rate of $29

Register before December 1, 2016 to save $20 off your show admission.

10/30/2016

Networking at the Expo

Join the post-expo crowd for apps, adult sips and making new friends at the After Hours Networking Event on Sunday, January 29.

10/10/2016

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Richard Blais to open the Expo

Celebrity chef, restaurateur, James Beard-nominated cookbook author and television star Richard Blais has been named the keynote speaker for the inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

09/30/2016

Pizza Pizzazz 2017: No Luck. All Skills. Cash Prize. Big Thrills.

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo is home to the Pizza Pizzazz Competition, a legendary contest that crowns "The Best Pizza in the Midwest."

09/01/2016

The Expo: It's About Your Success

The inaugural Mid-America Restaurant Expo, scheduled for January 29-30, 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will be a restaurant-centered trade show like none other in Ohio.