F&B Innovation Center












Open to All Attendees! 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, tastings and Chef meet and greets. Explore and find new enhancements to add to your bar menu and exciting ways to increase revenue through technology and quality ingredients.

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F&B Innovation Center | Live Demos

Meet Our Chefs!

150+ years of combined experience in the restaurant & hospitality industry.

Chef Brian Duffy

Chef Brian Duffy
Founder, Duffified Experience Group

Christine Hazel

Chef Christine Hazel
Hell’s Kitchen Season 14 Contestant, Food Network Chopped Champion

Chef Kevin Des Chenes

Chef Kevin Des Chenes
Executive Chef, "Private Chef to The Stars" & Author of "Beyond My Chef Coat"

Chef Jason Santos

Chef Jason Santos
Owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon, Citrus & Salt and Abby Lane

Chef Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini

Chef Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini
MasterChef USA Winner, Co-Owner Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen

Chef Kayla Robison

Chef Kayla Robison
Executive Chef at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, features on Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats and Travel Channel’s Man vs Food

Chef Keith Breedlove

Chef Keith Breedlove
Celebrity Culinerdy Extraordinaire

Food Demo & Tasting Schedule

Watch Chefs live on the F&B Innovation Center stage then sample the food created during a tour through this area.

Tuesday, March 30th / 12:45pm-5:00pm

12:45pm-1:00pm Welcome with Chef Brian Duffy

1:00pm-2:00pm Chef Kevin Des Chenes

2:00pm-3:00pm Chef Kayla Robison

3:00pm-4:00pm Chef Pete Blohme aka "Panini Pete"

4:00pm-5:00pm Chef Nick Liberato

Wednesday, April 1 / 12:30pm-5:00pm

12:15pm-12:30pm Welcome with Chef Brian Duffy

12:30pm-1:00pm Chef Brian Duffy

1:15pm-1:45pm Chef Keith Breedlove

2:00pm-2:30pm Chef Jennifer Behm-Lazzarni

2:45pm-3:15pm Chef Tu David Phu

3:30pm-4:00pm Chef Matt Varga

F&B Innovation Center Sponsors


Official Food Equipment Sponsor

Chefs Warehouse

Official Ingredient Sponsor


In Partnership with

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

In Partnership with

Lamb Weston
Hospitality Brands
Chef Works

Official Chefs’ Apparel Sponsor

Fusion Chef
Gunter Wilhelm

Official Cutlery and Cookware Sponsor

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