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SKY HIGH: Headed to Atlantic City for the Nightclub & Bar Show? Check out the Ferris wheel near event venue the Trump Taj Mahal.


OCTOBER

5-6
STRAIGHT TALK
Learn how to leverage diversity programs for business advantage at the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance's 2005 national symposium. The Marriott Marquis in Atlanta is the headquarters for this event. 401-461-6342.

7-9
BY THE BAY
The San Francisco Restaurant Show has a three-day run at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. While in town, you might also head over to the Hilton San Francisco to catch all or part of the four-day National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention. 203-840-4800.

9-11
SINK OR SWIM
The 2005 International West Coast Seafood Show sets up shop at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. This event will be co-located with the All Asia Food Expo. 207-842-5500.

10-12
PARTY LIKE THE PROS
They're promising plenty of tips about ways to wring more revenue out of full-service restaurant bars at the Nightclub & Bar Beverage Retailer/Food & Beverage Convention and Trade Show. Site is the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. 888-966-2727.

22
FOOD GONE WILD
Celebrity chefs from throughout the Pacific Northwest face off in a "black-box" cooking competition as part of the 5th annual Wild About Game and Wine Celebration in Portland, OR. The event highlights the region's sustainablyraised game and fowl and showcases many of Oregon's finest wines. The Heathman Hotel hosts this one-day-only event. 503-234-4263.

23-25
KEEP ON TRUCKIN'
Find out new ways to work more effectively with your foodservice distributor by attending the 2005 Productivity Convention and Expo.

Cosponsored by the International Foodservice Distributors Association and the Food Marketing Institute, this key industry event will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. 202-220-0820.

NOVEMBER

5-7
THE FEMININE PERSPECTIVE
More than 350 culinary professionals head for the W Hotel in Seattle to learn and network at the 2005 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs National Conference. 877-927-7787.

13-16
HEAVY HITTERS
The heads of the Foodservice industry's key supply chain companies gather in Palm Desert, CA for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Presidents Conference. New this year: full-service operators like you will also attend. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort hosts the event. 312-540-4400.

Editor's Note: RH has received numerous calls about the status of future foodservice gatherings scheduled for New Orleans. The next major event on our list is the 2006 International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association convention, set for New Orleans June 11-13, 2006. IDDBA says it is weighing its options on this one. Watch this space for updates on any upcoming New Orleans-sited shows.