Updated: Nov 10, 2019

ORLANDO, FL, September 16, 2019 – Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including:

  1. The Best in Show Winner in the Featured Product Showcase was Wake Up America for their Edible Cookie Cup. which was also recognized in the Pitch the Press program.

  2. The 1st Place Runner Up was Oumph! for their Plant Based Protein Chef Style which was also recognized in the Pitch the Press program.

  3. The 2nd Place Runner Up was Water Promotions for their CBD Water.

  4. Best In Show Winner: Food Trends Experience was Gem of Lebanon for their truly authentic olive oil.

  5. Best in Show for Pitch the Press was Oil Chef for their new fryer accessory ( The 2nd  place winner was HomeFree, LLC (  for their One Cookie for All Gluten Free cookie line and 3rd place was Mystic for their Gluten Free Hemp Infused Vodka (  Editors from several leading industry publications identified 12 innovative new products that were presented to the media and buyers.  The other products chosen were:

  1. 1st Line Equipment for the Lelit Bianca Espresso Machine

  2. Arctic Buzz for their Adult Ice Cream

  3. Fort Myers Brewing for their Craft Spiked Seltzer

  4. Le’Ann’s Infusions for their CBD Cheesecake

  5. Natalie’s for their Holistic Line of Orchid Island Juices

  6. Reeden for their ZELAH Palm Leaf Ware and Paper Straws

  7. Tablee for their Tablee Taps

The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit

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