Main Ingredient - April 2012

50th Anniversary Show

Showtime in Seattle

When the Northwest Foodservice Show launched back in 1962, John Glenn had just become the first American to successfully orbit the earth. Lawrence of Arabia was filling the nation’s movie theaters, the Beatles released their first single, and UofO graduate Phil Knight introduced the Nike running shoe. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, including the Show.

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Presidents' Note

Association presidents

As an industry, restaurants in the Northwest are on the verge of a new wave of opportunity. From exciting new innovations, to a changing workforce and customer base, restaurants have plenty of reason to be eager for the future. The Northwest Foodservice Show is a portal where you’ll glimpse the best of what’s to come and what’s already available.

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Welcome to Seattle


On behalf of the people and City of Seattle, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 Northwest Foodservice Show. Seattle is honored to host the 50th Anniversary event at the Washington State Convention Center. Foodservice is an important part of our city’s economy and our quality of life.

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