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Interactive Education

Go Beyond Standard.

MFE training spans interactive workshops, hands-on demos and quick informal talks to help you connect with concepts in a tangible way.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Mon, March 11 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tues, March 12 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed, March 13 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

It's all about... the experience.

MFE Quick Bites Session

Quick Bites

Pop in for quick 15 minute presentations focus on business-building strategies like: workforce solutions, restaurant marketing and food safety. Take advantage of laid-back learning led by a peer in the industry.

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Liquid Lounge

Get ideas for adding a twist to your bar offerings in a series of BevX talks at The Bar in the Liquid Lounge.

See quick demos featuring the latest in beer and spirits and the best glassware for your beverage program.

What's Planned


Pastry Studio

Grab a spot in the Pastry Studio throughout the three days of MFE. The Pastry Studio offers hands-on educational demos for up to 32 show attendees per session. Spaces fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out, as these demonstrations fill up quickly!


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Tips from a CPA

Business finance questions? Tips from a CPA offers free 1-on-1 consults on small business accounting, payroll and tax needs. It's an accounting resource center right on the show floor.

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Latte Art Throwdown

Sunday, March 10 - 6:30-9:00 pm

Kickapoo Coffee – 232 E Erie St, Milwaukee’s Third Ward

Celebrate the coffee community before the show officially opens at the Latte Art Throwdown hosted by Kickapoo Coffee. Come watch talented baristas create art from warm coffee and frothy milk -or- enter to compete yourself!

First place: $500 cash prize. Proceeds from the competition will be donated to charity - $10 cash buy-in.

The Latte Art Throwdown competition starts at 7:00 pm. Register to compete at

Lakefront Brewery Tour

Fiserv Forum: Behind the Scenes

Monday, March 11 at 2:00 pm - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 am

Start your day with a behind the scenes tour exploring the BOH operations of an impressive entertainment arena and home to the Milwaukee Bucks. The in-depth guided tours cover 9 kitchens, 19 concessions stands and premium suite operations that feed 17,500 people. 

Tour registrants should plan to meet at the 500 W Highland entrance. Parking is available in the Highland Garage, corner of N 6th  and Highland Ave.

The 75 minute tours are complimentary, but limited space is available - advanced registration is required. To sign up, add the event in badge registration

Already registered for the Expo? You'll need the email and password unique to your badge registration in order to sign-up for an off-site event. Questions? Contact Amy Nitschke.