The 28th edition Food Hospitality World (FHW) which opened in Bengaluru today has major participation from the US Dept of Agriculture showcasing US Premium Ag Products that include The Washington Apple Commission, Pear Bureau Northwest, Cranberry Marketing Committee, California Walnut Commission and the US Pecan Growers Council.
Speaking at the inauguration at the White Orchid Convention Centre in Bengaluru where the trade show is being held from June 9 to 11, Adam Branson, senior agricultural attache for agricultural affairs at the American Consulate General said, “It is a nice opportunity for both countries, India and USA, to build bridges. Our mission is to help food and agricultural trade by working with the food and hospitality community in India.”
Others present at the inauguration included Vasudeva Adiga, vice president Karnataka Pradesh Hotel and Restaurant Association; Mohan. Deshpande, chairman and founder, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum; Chef Jugesh Arora, president, South India Culinary Association and Sonia Chawla, CEO, Global Fairs & Media Ltd.
FHW 2016 Bengaluru is hosting over 250 national and international brands with participation of over 200 companies.
The programme will feature six power-packed special events, live demonstrations and panel discussions. Alongside, South Indian Culinary Association (SICA) will be organising events such as Chef Lounge, South India Culinary Challenge, Mixology Championship and Live Cooking by Bengaluru chefs. The Mixology Championship will be organised for the first time at FHW, providing an opportunity for mixologists and bartenders to showcase their innovative skills.
Adiga stated, “FHW is a great platform for the industry to have an understanding of the latest technologies and for aspiring hospitality entrepreneurs to meet the industry.”
FHW Bengaluru 2016 is endorsed by eminent industry associations such as SICA, South India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA), Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum (HPMF), Professional Housekeepers’ Association (PHA), Kerala Hotels & Restaurants Association (KHRA), Tamil Nadu Hotel Association (TNHA), Telangana Hotels Association (TGHA) and more.
The event will offer over 50 product categories on showcase; from ready-to-eat food to kitchen equipment, bakery and food ingredients to housekeeping products, fresh juices and snacks to F&B service products amongst others.
Leading food and hospitality companies such as Adani Wilmar, Dinewell, Daawat Basmati, Dolar engineering, Cornitos, Go Cheese, Royal Linen, Trinity, Sula wines, Rite Equipment,. Morde Chocolates, Charnock Equipments, etc, will be participating this year.