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Food & Drink

Out on the Town

Our off-site events are designed around industry trends and Midwestern hospitality.

From dining to entertainment (or both!) you'll enjoy connecting with friends and meeting new contacts as you delight in food, beverage and a few laughs in unique locations.

After-hours events include city tours, surprise dinner destinations, cocktail parties, formal dinners and more. Take a look at what's planned and get your tickets - reservations and advance registration are required for these experiences.

Area Restaurants

Search for area restaurants on WRA's Dining Guide to create your culinary itinerary. Reservations are recommended - the Midwest Foodservice Expo is a busy time for dining out!

It's all about... having a great time in Milwaukee.


Unwind at the Hyatt

Monday, March 9 – 5:00 pm

Welcome Kickoff Party – Open to all!

Join your industry peers at the newly renovated Bar 333 inside the Hyatt Regency hotel. Connected via skywalk to the Wisconsin center, this is a convenient spot for everyone to relax after the show. Enjoy complimentary light appetizers and cash bar. There is no admission fee!



WRA Awards Gala

Tuesday Evening - March 10

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception • 6:30 pm Dinner and Program

Celebrate the year’s foodservice industry accomplishments as you enjoy exceptional cuisine.

Italian Community Center, Milwaukee
631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee
Complimentary parking on the south side of the building off of Jackson St.
Experience an evening at a popular venue, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Streamlined programming enhances this fun dining experience.

Exquisite Cuisine
Enjoy distinctive flavor combinations, colorful ingredients, unique presentation and tantalizing aromas. 

If you have food allergies or have special dietary requirements, please call WRA at 608.270.9950 at least 7 days prior to the event.

Advanced reservations are required for the WRA Awards Gala. Semi-formal attire is recommended for this celebratory evening.

Reservations are $100 per person.

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