Events & Showcases at the Show
The Fancy Food Show creates opportunities for buyers to discover innovative products in targeted showcases. Get the most out of your show with all of this year's special events and don’t miss your chance to attend the Keynote and sofi Awards ceremony.
Listings for the special events at the Summer Fancy Food Show will be available in the coming months. Please check back closer to the event for full program details.
This year’s Finalists will be in the spotlight at the gala red-carpet awards ceremony at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City as they await the big news to be announced by internationally acclaimed pastry Chef Dominique Ansel widely known for his innovative products, including the Cronut®.
Foodservice and retailers are invited to judge the 2014 sofi Finalists to select the sofi Winners. A showcase display of 2014's finalists will also be featured onsite at the show.
Location: Javits Center, Room 1E12
Sun., June 29: 9am-12pm/ 2-5pm*
Mon., June 30: 9am-11:00am*
*Voting open while samples last. Open to retail & foodservice buyers only. Show badge required.
Attend daily events including targeted mentoring sessions for expert advice on running your business and live interviews with thought leaders on industry trends, news, and new products.
Plus: Take an advance tour of the new specialtyfood.com—and get a chance to win an iPad Mini.
Location: Near Level 3 Exhibit Hall Entrance in the Crystal Palace
Time: June 29 – July 1, during Show hours
The Fancy Food Shows and Cooking Channel present
Get fresh cooking ideas and learn cooking techniques from culinary masters at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Cooking demonstrations are scheduled for all three Show days.
Location: Level 1 – Rear of 4600 aisle
The Specialty Food Association and its Natural & Organic Council Present
GMO Labeling and the Specialty Food Industry
GMO labeling is on the horizon and it will be a challenge for all segments of the specialty food industry. Learn how leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers are responding. Our panel includes Helen Kor of the Hain Celestial Group, Melody Meyer of UNFI and Errol Schweizer of Whole Foods Markets, moderated by Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting Institute.
Attend this free session and get up-to-date on this critical topic.
Tuesday, July 2 - 9 am - 10 am
Location: Room 1E14
No ticket required
Visit the Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy Lounge each show day for a chance to win an iPad.
The Lounge will open each show day at 9:30 am and is located in Javits North Hall.
Location: Javits North (Opens at 9:30am each Show day)
2014 sofi™ Awards Showcase Display
sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages. A special showcase of the products highlights 125+ sofi Finalists in 32 categories. Go to the sofi™awards page for more information.
What's New, What's Hot! Showcases
This targeted feature showcases hundreds of the hottest products following the latest trends including new products, gift ideas and natural and organic foods.
Location: Javits North
New Brands on the Shelf
Meet the industry's newest producers (Specialty Food Association's Member Candidates) who are showcasing dozens of niche and artisan specialties.
Location: Level 1 Show Floor (Behind the 3400 Aisle)