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Join Geoffrey Zakarian as he shares entertaining stories and hard-won knowledge gathered over a long, illustrious career in foodservice.
Sunday, February 26
Join the man responsible for the resurgence of the beloved New England baseball franchise as he reminisces about a long, varied career.
Monday, February 27
Join top operators and culinary talent as they share in-depth industry knowledge.
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Center Stage is the beating heart of NEFS, the place to see cutting-edge culinary demos, exciting competitions and informative education sessions.
New England's top mixologists battle it out for their chance to compete for $5000 & the title of Star of the Bar. Presented by National Restaurant Association and USBG.
Monday, February 27
Get a taste of what we cooked up at NEFS in 2016.
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Cheer on two of New England's most accomplished chefs as they compete for top honors at the Center Stage.
Brush up on your technology skills at the Social Media Hub, an immersive, tech-focused space staffed by experts familiar with the latest tools and platforms. Demo gadgets, apps and software. Learn about all things digital and social.
This co-located event will give attendees even more exposure to top trends, education, and innovative solutions. Entrance to Food Fanatics is complimentary with your NEFS badge.
Mix, mingle & network at The Toast, the official industry after party of the New England Food Show.
Sunday, February 26th
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Empire Asian Restaurant and Lounge Boston
NEFS invites busy parents to drop their children at Kids Camp, our exclusive onsite daycare experience. Open to kids ages infants to teens.
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