2018 American Food Fair



Join 60,000 foodservice professionals - including over 4,000 international representatives looking to stock up on the latest food trends and products the U.S. has to offer - at the largest foodservice and hospitality marketplace in the Western Hemisphere - National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

It’s never been more convenient to broker domestic deals or reach so many worldwide markets at one time. Take advantage of the American Food Fair pavilion’s high-traffic, high-visibility location on the NRA Show floor to drive prospects to your booth. Whether you are looking to break into the export market or expand your global reach, the American Food Fair pavilion is the place to be. Don’t wait to secure your place!

NASDA's American Food Fair joins the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to represent, educate and promote the 945,000 restaurants who sell $660.5 billion in the U.S. restaurant and hospitality marketplace. NRA is the definitive membership-based business association for the restaurant industry. With more than 30,000 members representing nearly 200,000 restaurants, the National Restaurant Association's membership includes tableservice restaurants, quickservice outlets and cafeterias, as well as professionals and academic institutions associated with the industry.

NRA's Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show successfully combines an impressive collection of unique food and beverage products, cutting edge technology and equipment with the latest in restaurant and lodging trends. The exposition works to provide a wealth of education, research, industry relations, government affairs services and the ultimate restaurant, catering and lodging exposition in North and South America. NASDA launched the American Food Fair in conjunction with the NRA Show to give U.S. food and beverage exporters an excellent opportunity to join the 2,100 exhibiting companies and 62,550 registrants of NRA's event.

This event offers four days of networking opportunities and business-to-business contacts all under one roof. Whether you are interested in direct sales or forming relationships with suppliers and distributors, the foodservice professionals that exhibit at this event can help your company reach new markets efficiently.

Through sponsorship of the American Food Fair, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) focus on increasing U.S. food and beverage exports. They strive to create a reasonably priced trade environment for small- and medium-sized companies interested in entering foodservice and export markets or expanding their existing business.

NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders. NASDA supports and promotes American agriculture through a variety of programs, including sponsorship of the AFF Pavilion at the National Restaurant Association’s trade show.

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will send staff from selected offices around the world. They will function as buyer delegation leaders and will be available to answer questions and facilitate interaction between their buyers and exhibitors.


NASDA prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or familial status. Persons with disabilities requiring alternative means of communication of program information should contact NASDA at 202-296-9680.