Chef Anthony Bourdain to Keynote at Expo Comida Latina New York

Chef Anthony Bourdain to Keynote at Expo Comida Latina New York

Expo returns to New York City September 12-13, 2005


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Portland, ME–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 28, 2005–For the third consecutive year, New York will host Expo Comida Latina, Hispanic Food & Beverage Business Event, on September 12-13, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Chef Anthony Bourdain will be keynote speaker and will be present on opening day. The expo will include exhibitors from Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States who will be showcasing hundreds of unique foods and beverages.

“We are pleased to host the Expo Comida Latina for a third year in New York City. Having Expo Comida Latina come to New York shows that the community has a widespread interest in Hispanic cuisine in the U.S.,” said Brian Randall, vice president of Ethnic Foods at Diversified Business Communications. “The ECL Expo offers an educational program consisting of three tracks—Foodservice, Retail and Compliance along with culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs.”

Expo Latina Comida will feature an array of exciting new products and services that will be introduced this year. For example, some of the most celebrated chefs in Latin & Asian cuisine will be present to introduce new exciting menu changes.

“My interest in the cuisine and culture of Latin America stems directly from my long and happy association with Latino cooks–who I’ve seen as the backbone of the food service/hospitality industry in America,” said Anthony Bourdain, chef and best-selling author. “My interest is personal as I’ve come to know and rely on hundreds of incredibly talented cooks from Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. That association has led to an abiding love for the cooking and ingredients of Latin America.”

Show participants will also have the opportunity to visit All Asia Food Expo, an additional expo operating simultaneously with Expo Comida Latina at the Javits Center.

Press Registration

Working journalists are invited to attend the trade show and conference at no charge.

To receive a complimentary Press Registration, please download the application form at http://www.expo-comida-latina.com/2005/pressroom.shtml or visit http://www.expo-comida-latina.com/2005/pressroom.shtml

Trade Attendee Registration

Registration is available online. Advance registration, prior to August 15th is as follows: $20 for the trade show only; $150 for the Gold Passport which includes access to all sessions, including Asian Ingredients: Menu for Success; $99 for the Silver Passport which includes up to 4 sessions; and $99 for Asian Ingredients: Menu for Success.

After August 15th and on-site, attendee fees are as follows: $50 for the trade show only, $250 for the Gold Passport, $125 for the Silver Passport, and $125 for Asian Ingredients: Menu for Success. Please visit http://www.expo-comida-latina.com for more information.

Registration is limited solely to food and food service industry professionals. It is not open to the general public.

Expo Comida Latina will be held in Los Angeles on October 9-10. For more information, please visit http://www.expo-comida-latina.com.

About Expo Comida Latina

Expo Comida Latina launched in Los Angeles in 2002. The event was created to meet the needs of the underserved Hispanic food and beverage market. At the expo, foodservice and retail buyers are able to find authentic Latin products while suppliers can see existing customers meet new ones and make sales in a two-day span. Today Expo Comida Latina is in three major Hispanic markets – Los Angeles, New York City and Texas. Hispanic food and beverage market accounts for $4.3 billion in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.expo-comida-latina.com

About All Asia Food Expo

All Asia Food is the only exposition series to exclusively spotlight the rapidly growing U.S. market for Asian food and beverages. Propelled by the growth of the Asian American population and spurred by a passion for Asian cuisine among citizens of all ethnicities, the market—both in the foodservice and retail sectors—has reached more than $5 Billion per year in U.S. sales. All Asia Food Expositions are held annually in both New York City and Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://www.allasiafood.com.

About Diversified Business Communications

Diversified Business Communications, a division of Diversified Communications, brings buyers and sellers together through award-winning publications and internationally acclaimed trade shows produced on four continents Some of the other products in Diversified’s food portfolio include Kosherfest, SeaFood Business magazine, the International Boston Seafood Show and Fine Food Australia. For more information, visit http://www.divbusiness.com.

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Chef Anthony Bourdain to Keynote at Expo Comida Latina New York