Event Description

The NCDA is gearing up for the 2023 National Restaurant Show in Chicago this spring, May 20-23 where we will have a Got to Be NC Pavilion. Our goal is to highlight all the wonderful things that are going on in our state right now and to show that off to the rest of the world and remind them of how diverse we truly are.

The NRA show is for companies that are ready to do business on a national or international level. Decision makers with big ideas and budgets will be walking the show floors looking for new and exciting products to showcase in their food service operations.

The NCDA understands that this is a costly endeavor to any business. We seek to help our members by providing a highly visible, high value vendor pavilion. A show this size really does call for a large pavilion in order to stand out. An average 10×10 space gets lost in the sea of vendors. Essentially, the NCDA is splitting the cost of the rented floor space and the pavilion design, construction and tear down with our vendor members. Please see the attachments in considering this unique opportunity.

Just to be clear, this is a pavilion and not a booth. Our GTBNC pavilion is much larger and has a large presence on a prominent corner in the busy South Hall Building.

We have secured funding to make the booth spaces more affordable than ever.

More details about this four day, international food show can be found here.

Additional information can be found here.

Please contact Chad Blackwelder at chad.blackwelder@ncagr.gov with any questions or concerns.

Event Details

Registration Deadline:


May 20, 2023
May 23, 2023


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Contact Chad Blackwelder for pricing - $


McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr, Chicago

McCormick Place

2301 S King Dr, Chicago