Expo brings its audience the best of the best, whether it’s networking opportunities, education and professional sessions or live culinary demonstrations by the most revered chefs in the country—the Southwest Foodservice Expo is the one industry event you don’t want to miss out on!

At the 2012 Southwest Foodservice Expo, foodservice professionals can:

  • Connect with hundreds of exhibitors across 500+ product categories
  • Attend free education sessions covering key industry trends, best practices and tools for success
  • Receive industry certifications and enhanced training at Professional Training sessions
  • Network with industry leaders from around the country
  • Be inspired by the outstanding creativity of top chefs in the Culinary Showcase

Bottom line, Expo attendees walk away with the knowledge, contacts and information they need to succeed! 

Hear what featured speakers and celebrity chefs are bringing to the show on Expo's YouTube channel.  And see the full schedule of events and list of exhibitors at www.swfoodexpo.com.

2012 Southwest Foodservice Expo
June 24 – 25
Dallas Convention Center  |  Dallas, Texas


NOTE: To register online for the 2012 Southwest Foodservice Expo, you must have a new account on restaurantville.com.


Upcoming Events

June 23–25, 2013
2013 Southwest Foodservice Expo, Dallas

July 9–10
Introduction to Restaurant Management, San Antonio
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Key Issues

Supreme Court Upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012 - The Supreme Court has held that the individual mandate provisions of the PPACA are constitutional. The Act imposes a tax penalty on individuals who elect not to purchase health insurance. Congress has broad taxing authority and the Court upheld this exercise of that power. The PPACA mandates that employers with 50 or more employees provide coverage or pay a penalty... [more]

Court Invalidates Ambush Election Rule
May 18, 2012 - A federal court this week nullified the National Labor Relations Board's ambush-election rule which would allow union representation elections to be held in as few as 10 days after the filing of a union petition...[more]

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Best Practices


TABC Certification: Protect Your Customers, Your Employees and Your Business with TABC To Go
July 5, 2012 - The Texas Restaurant Association created the first online alcohol seller/server certification program in the state of Texas back in the mid-1990s. Today, our TABC To Go program certifies more than 14,000 individuals each year on responsible alcohol service. TABC certification is a must for any restaurant owner’s risk management program. [more]

Cook Up a Safe Workplace for Teens
June 11, 2012 -Remember your first job? Were you nervous, afraid to ask questions and eager to make a good impression? Your teen workers feel the same way. Consequently, they are at increased risk of getting injured on the job. Here are some tips for instilling safe behaviors that will last teens a lifetime. [more]

Tips for Hiring Teens
May 22, 2102 - Classes are over, school is ending and graduation is near. It’s that time of year again when young adults hit the streets – looking for that summer paycheck. Are you prepared? [more]

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