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What’s NEXT in Food is a “show within the show,” designed to inform, inspire, and promote the hot and trendy items attendees will want to have on their shelves and menus. Located on Level 2 of Moscone Center, What’s NEXT in Food will feature educational programs and tastings from the Fine Chocolate Industry Association and the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable, as well as the Plant-Based Pavilion and New Brands on the Shelf.

The FCIA’s Fine Chocolate Pavilion will offer educational sessions such as, “New Trends in Fine Chocolate,” and “Impact and Influence of Local Flavor on Bean to Bar Chocolate,” and teach attendees how to pair chocolate with complementary tea and cheese. The area will host opportunities for sampling chocolates from around the world.

The Science Behind the Mediterranean Diet Program, in partnership with Mediterranean Diet Roundtable, will feature a host of internationally recognized, thought-leadership events. Its seminars will offer attendees a deeper understanding of the science-backed health values, commercial benefits, and market trends for Mediterranean foods. This is a half-day seminar to help importers, exporters, and buyers learn how to turn the Mediterranean Diet trend into business opportunities. This is a ticketed event. SFA Members pay $199, non-members, $249.

The Plant-Based Pavilion will feature plant-based food makers who are bringing innovation and excitement to the burgeoning category. What’s NEXT in Food will also feature the very latest products from New Brands on the Shelf, which are up-and-coming SFA member candidates who are exhibiting at the Fancy Food Show for the first time. 

What’s NEXT in Food will open early at 9:30 a.m. all three days of the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show, taking place in San Francisco, January 19 to 21.

More information can be found here.