Specialty Food Association recently invited me to its 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center. There were over 2,600 exhibitors from both the U.S. and all over the world at the show. I was thrilled to see some of the brands that I had interacted with last year such as Popsalot and Brent & Sam’s Cookies. I also learned about a number of brands that were new to me such as Pedon, Franklin & Sons Ltd., Oxford, Feel Good Foods, and Cobram Estate. The show featured 3 days’ worth of seminars, sampling tables, new product exhibits, and the sofi™ awards.
We all enjoyed a mix of cuisines such as Mexican, Italian, and American at the show’s cocktail party. It was a great way to further network with the food exhibitors. They all brought something interesting to the show whether it was pasta, candy, olive oil, snacks, cheese, or even cooking advice. As usual, , I had such an engaging, informative experience at Summer Fancy Food Show!