Ocala Food and Wine Festival

Join us November 4-6, 2022 for the Second Annual Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds.

The 2022 event is a celebrity-chef-led celebration featuring three days of culinary competition, beer, wine and spirits education and samples of extraordinary cuisine. The event is hosted by the multipurpose World Equestrian Center – Ocala, the largest equestrian facility in the United States.

Featured Chefs
Lorena Garcia, Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Esdras Ochoa, Yisus Diaz, Tim Hollingsworth, Rashad Jones

Event proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association as well as other industry non-profit organizations.

The 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival will be a 21+ event.

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The Florida Restaurant Show

 

INTRODUCING…THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT SHOW!

Start here to discover all that the premier event for Florida’s hospitality industry has to offer – restaurants, foodservice, and lodging.  Join us at the Orange County Convention Center, November 6-7, 2024 alongside our co-located event, The Pizza Tomorrow Summit. You will have the chance to explore hundreds of exhibitors on both trade show floors and have access to new companies, products, and initiatives that will help propel our evolving industry into the future.

We hope that this not only elevates your Florida Restaurant Show experience but enhances your product sourcing options – all under one roof!

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NEW DATE: Bob Leonard Golf Classic

 

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to December 15-16, 2022!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

December 15th: 

Happy Hour Welcome Reception: 6:00- 8:00 PM

December 16th: 

Check-in/Breakfast Served: 7:30 AM
Announcements: 8:45 AM
Shotgun Start (Scramble Format): 9:00 AM
Play ends: 2:15 PM (all other holes will be marked as Par)
Cards in: 2:30 PM (for a chance to win)
Awards Luncheon: 2:45 PM

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR ROOM BLOCK!

Or, call 800-843-6664 and use the group rate FRLA GOLF for this exclusive rate!

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL. 33896

Call 800-843-6664 and use the group rate FRLA GOLF for this exclusive rate!

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE!
Contact Nick Lowe or Ashley Gholston for more information.

 

2021 VIP PLAYERS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2021 VIP PLAYERS!

 

2022 GOLF COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

2022 GOLF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Fall Board Meeting & Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala

Join us for the 2022 Fall Board Meeting & Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala at the Caribe Royale, Orlando! This year the Fall Board Meeting and the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala will be held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show.

FRLA board members and event sponsors gather for committee meetings, legislative updates, and panel discussions. The board meeting is closed to FRLA board members, committee and council members, and sponsors. The Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala will be held Tuesday. November 1st and is open to FRLA board members, members, and nominee guests. Mix and mingle with cocktails, dine with friends old and new, and celebrate with the Hospitality Stars of the Industry!

 

FALL BOARD MEETING AGENDA

FALL BOARD MEETING & GALA TICKETS

ACCOMODATIONS

*Room Rate is $229+ taxes and fees

Location:

Caribe Royale Orlando Resort & Conference Center
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

In order to receive the group rate, you must book reservations through this dedicated group link or via phone by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-823-8300 or 407-238-8000. If you are booking your reservation over the phone, please identify yourself a Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Conference attendee.

Events:

2022 Fall Board Meeting- November 1-2, 2022
2022 Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala- November 1, 2022
2022 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show- November 2-3, 2022

*Fall Board Meeting tickets include entrance to the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala and an exhibit hall pass only for the Florida Restaurant &  Lodging Show. If you plan to attend the full show with educations sessions, etc. you will need to register HERE.

If your spouse or guest plan to attend the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala you will need to purchase a separate individual gala ticket. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE!
Contact Dan Murphy or Ashley Gholston.

Check Out the 2021 Highlight Video Below

 

Here Are Some Photos the 2021 Event

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CONTACT ASHLEY GHOLSTON FOR EVENT INFORMATION

Summit-22

CLICK FOR SUMMIT SURVEY!

 

Thank you to all who attended our 10th Annual Summit.  Leading industry trends, best practices, top-notch speakers and unparalleled networking, we made sure there was a seat for everyone at our table. 

 

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Day 1 Breakout Sessions: Supply Chain Challenges & New Approaches
IFBTA Tech Camp Beverage Trends: You’re Going to Need a Drink for This!
Commission-Based Compensation Model How to Become an Employer of Choice & Retain Great Employees
Maintaining Brand Reputation in Today’s Social, Cultural, and Political Wars Day 2 Breakout Sessions:
Ancillary Revenue-Generating Tactics: Profit Matters KEYNOTE: Keep Them Longer: How to Gain, Train and Retain Next Generation
KEYNOTE: The Road Ahead: Is Your Restaurant, Hotel, and Business Prepared? Sharpening Your Sustainability IQ
Entrepreneurs & Explorers – We Are Always Looking for a Better Way Engaging with the Media
The Politics of Branding: How to Sell and Grow In America’s Hyper-Political Marketplace The Secret Sauce for an Exceptional Employee Experience
HELP WANTED! Workforce Resources for Tomorrow Loyalty isn’t Dead – It’s Broken!
Happier Hour with Einstein: Scientific Secrets to Improve the Guest Experience Drive Tourism Traffic Through Partnerships to Your Hotel
Enhancing your Team, Guest Experience, and Profitability through Digital Integration Understanding the Wind, Adjusting the Sails, Moving Forward
Profitable or Parasitic: Are you Losing Money on your Limited-Time Offers? Health & Wellness Matters Now More Than Ever… For You & Your Team
Is Your Training Woke? Weed in the Workplace
Beyond Loyalty: Digitization of the Restaurant Industry KEYNOTE: Creating a Customer Service Revolution

Meet our Speakers

Keynote Promo Videos

What to expect at the 2022 FRLA Summit

Testimonial that includes a few combined
Summit Testimonial with Anna MacDiarmid
Summit Testimonial with Keith Space
Summit Testimonial with Kevin Armantrout
Summit Testimonial with Carl Berry

 

Location & Accommodations

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Davie, FL 33314

 

ROOM BLOCK IS NOW CLOSED- PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL FOR BEST RATES AND AVAILABILITY

Property Maps: VIEW HERE

Dinner Reservations:
If you would like to dine on property please call in advance to Customer Care at 954-316-2900 to make reservations at Cipresso Italian, Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, and Kuro Japanese. Please tell the agent that they you with FRLA. Here is a link to available dining options if you would like to preview menus.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are a sponsor for the 2022 Summit you can view Sponsor Marketplace FAQ’s HERE.

Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE!
Contact Dan Murphy or Ashley Gholston.

Marketing Council

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Marketing Council.
This event would not be possible without the input and guidance from our Marketing Council. THANK YOU for investing your time and for your continued support of the FRLA!

For event information or questions contact Ashley Gholston at agholston@frla.org or 850-224-2250 ext. 241.