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National Restaurant Association

Come to the National Restaurant Association Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 20-23, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) will feature specialty areas and pavilions, celebrity chef exhibitions, the new technologies in cooking, hands on demonstrations where you can experiment, after hour events and a whole lot more!

Foodamental Studio guest chefs: Angelina Bastidas, Abra Berens, Todd Kelly, James Lintellman, and Jessie Roque. After-hours events include the Prince Tribute Band The Purple Xperience and Special Block Parties at the city’s finest restaurants! Exhibitors include Accurate Box Company, Advantage Chemical, Beech Ovens, Beer Tubes, Chef Bombay, Christie Cookie Company, New England Culinary Institute, Ozark River Portable Sinks, and many more.

The World Culinary Showcase will feature Rick Bayless, Anne Burrell, Maneet Chauhan, “Ace of Cake’s” Duff Goldman, cookbook author Robert Irvine, “Top Chef’s” Stephanie Izard, “Simply Ming’s” Ming Tsai, Fabio Viviani, and many more! Visit the Bellavita Italian Pavilion, the Non-Commercial Summit (health and wellness, networking), and many more.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. To register for the National Restaurant Show and peruse full schedules of events and presenters, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your National Restaurant Show experience more enjoyable by staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights. Ask about our special corporate rates.

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