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BC Foodservice Expo to highlight trends

By Canadian Pizza   


January 11, 2012, Vancouver – Look out taste buds – the second annual trends breakfast at the BC Foodservice Expo promises a buffet of flavours and menu-changing ideas.

This year's breakfast, titled "When World Flavours Collide," will take place Jan. 30, the second day of the BC Foodservice Expo, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Internationally renowned restaurant consultant Michael Whiteman and NPD Group's Robert Carter will present their trends for food and dining in 2012. The culinary scene is undergoing massive change and these two professionals will offer their take on what restaurateurs should anticipate for the coming year.

Whiteman is president of Baum + Whiteman International Restaurant Consultants in New York. His career spans four decades and projects around the world – from the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center and the legendary Windows on the World to the world's first food courts in Japan, Europe and the United States.


As executive director with The NPD Group, Robert Carter provides key insights and strategy on consumer behaviour in the foodservice market, guiding Canadian, U.S. and global foodservice manufacturers and operator in making business decisions.

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