I thought it might be a good time to open up a discussion about the NRA show this year.

Who's planning on attending?

Perhaps we should consider arranging a FOHBOH.com get together.

Thought I'd throw the idea out here and see what sticks to the wall.

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Dave, thanks for the nice comments. I would love to have a meet and greet athe Reagle Beagle for people coming to town. The 19th seems like the most logical day. We can call it an informal happy hour just to shake hands and put names and faces. If you plan on attending, let me know so I can reserve space for the group.
Bill, thanks for volunteering the Reagle Beagle as a venue for the FohBoh Meet Up (or Drink Up, as we like to call it internally)... We checked it out online, and the place looks awesome. I grew up in the seventies, so I'll feel right at home. The 19th sounds good to me, we'll be in touch!
Great idea - count me in
What kind of sponsored parties are at the NRA show? breakfast? lunches? happy hours? night time?

are they at McCormick or in the surrounding areas?

Thanks!
1, friday may 16th 10pm-12 midnigght at soldier field stadium club 1410 s. museum campus drive,
gate 14 Champagne & Strawberry Party $50 advanced tickets $60 day of.benefits the culinary insti-
tute of america and the NRA educational foundation.register at www.monkeydish.dot/straw...

2. sunday may 18th 4pm-7pm 10th annual share our strength / food arts championship bbq & cookout
at galleria marchetti 825 w. erie. call 212 481 8610 x 789 or online ar bbqrsvp@mshanken.com
include name, title, establishment, address & phone. casual attire. space limited. open only to hotel
and restaurant professionals

3. monday may 19th 5pm meet and greet happy hour at regal beagle 160 e. grand.RSVP to the forum
set up for this event.

4. log onto www.restaurant.org/show for details on the restaurant executive breakfast saturday may 16th
8:30-11 am 312 853-5384, or the NRA educational foundation salute to excellence gala and banquet
saturday may 16th 6pm 312 715 5384, or the 2008 spirit awards and fmp recognition breakfast 7:30-
9:30 am 312 261 5318, or the 52nd annual hennessy awards breakfast saturday may 17th 8am-10am
202 331 5966, or the illinois hotel and lodging assoc hospitality luncheon tuesday may 20th 11am-2pm
312 346 3135 x 222

5. as far as private receptions hosted by sysco, ecolab, coca cola etc. if they are your vendor,contact
your representative there for an invitation. these are closed affairs for their staff and special guests

good luck!
It was great to see everyone at NRA! A big thank you to Bill at the Reagle Beagle for hosting our first (of many) FohBoh get togethers, and thanks to all of the members who came down to say hello.

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