Convention chair named for 2015 National Restaurant Association Show
The National Restaurant Association announced it has selected John C. Metz, CEO, executive chef, and co-founder of Marlow's Tavern, Aqua Blue, and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management based in Atlanta, to serve as its convention chair for the 2015 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the 2015 Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants (previously known as the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event).
The 2015 NRA Show will take place May 16-19 at Chicago's McCormick Place and the 2015 BAR at the NRA Show will take place May 17-18 in the adjacent Lakeside Ballroom at McCormick Place.
"Every year, we advance the products, services, and programming of the show to ensure that attendees receive the key learnings and practical resources to continue to push our industry forward," said NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney in a company press release. "John Metz's 31 years of restaurant and hospitality experience will be an invaluable resource to our team through providing leadership and insights into what is most timely and critical to the operator community."
Metz has been a member of the NRA's Board of Directors since 2006. He also sits on the Georgia Restaurant Association's Board of Directors and The Atlanta Visitors and Convention Bureau's Board of Directors, as well as served as chairman for the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) in 2007 and 2008. In 2013, Metz received an IFMA Silver Plate and ultimately won the 2013 IFMA Gold Plate Award.
Companies: National Restaurant Association