NRA- Special Show Areas


Spanning three Halls at McCormick Place, the NRA Show floor features more than 2,000 established and emerging supplier brands showcasing more than 900 product categories, culinary demonstrations from some of the most recognizable names in the business, free consultation opportunities and specialty areas focused on timely and relevant product categories.

Special areas of the Show floor include but are not limited to:

Ask the Design ExpertsOperator attendees are eligible for a free 30-minute consultation with a FOH, BOH or management expert.We recommend that you RESERVE your consultation ahead of time (before the Show) because it usually gets totally booked.

Foodamental StudioBrand New: Hands-on, crash-course workshops where you can try out the processes and techniques behind the most talked-about culinary trends of the year!

Innovations Gallery – Browse our “Wall of Fame” highlighting recipients of the Kitchen Innovations, Food & Beverage Innovations and Operator Innovations Awards

Kitchen Innovations PavilionSee the future of kitchen equipment and technologies today – an entire space featuring the latest KI Award recipients.

World Culinary ShowcaseFoodie TV come to life! World-class chefs demonstrate recipes, tips and techniques live on-stage.

Specialty PavilionsTechnology, sustainability, franchising, special dietary needs – find solutions in focused areas around the floor.

International Trade Center – A home away from home, featuring interpreters, product locator services, private meeting rooms, relaxation rooms and a number of other amenities to make your show productive and comfortable.Located near the McDonald’s, one level below the Show floor. The International Trade Center is accessible by taking down the North Hall escalators. Room N228

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