Chef Michael Symon Delivers Entertaining Expo Keynote Address

As he was entering the Mid-American Restaurant Expo’s spacious hall of food samples, products and stages, the always animated Michael Symon grinned when asked if he brought his A game.


Brenz Pizza Co.'s Kyle Rosch claims 3rd "Best of the Midwest" title with The Heartland Pizza

Brenz Pizza Co.’s Kyle Rosch continued his dominance of the annual Pizza Pizzazz competition by winning his third “Best of the Midwest” title in four years on Jan. 13.


Chef Rios 'Rules' 2019 Burger Battle title at Mid-America Restaurant Expo

Jomar Rios, executive chef at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, Ill., won the second-annual Burger Battle competition held at the 2019 The Mid-America Restaurant Expo.


Who Loves Food Trucks?

Whether you are thinking of expanding your brick-and-mortar or have an established mobile restaurant, the Food Truck Park will be one area you won't want to miss!


Elite Speakers on tap for #MAREXPO

We have an AMAZING line up of Industry Leaders who will be sharing their secrets and words of wisdom with YOU at the Expo!


CONNECT Breakfast with Industry Influencers

Network with peers and build relationship assets for your business with influencer audiences such as PR Professionals, Bloggers, Foodies, Workforce Developers and Foodservice Innovators.


Celebrity Chef Jonathon Sawyer to share insights at the Expo

As a proud Clevelander and restaurateur, Chef Jonathon Sawyer brings a wealth of experience from opening several of his own restaurants, including The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Trentina and SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe. See him in action on Sunday, January 13 at the Expo on the Demo Stage!


Register before December 1 for $39

Save $10 off your show admission when you register before December 1, 2018.


Book your hotel room by December 1

The Expo has negotiated exclusive rates at four area hotels. Please contact the hotels directly to secure your reservation.

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