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We invite you to exhibit and visit the 5th Annual World of the Latino Cuisine Trade Show, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina, on September 19-20, 2018 at the Meadowlands Expo Center!

We invite you to exhibit and visit the 5th Annual World of the Latino Cuisine Trade Show, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina, on September 19-20, 2018 at the Meadowlands Expo Center!

This food and beverage trade show includes the participation of American/domestic food manufacturers, producers, and distributors.

Importers and exporters from the Caribbean and Latin American countries also participate as exhibitors. Exhibit categories include frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products. Both foodservice and retail are featured.

The event provides a potent venue for producers to explore distribution channels developed for, and serving, the growing Latino market in America. This market has now a potent purchasing power of $2.1 trillion USD, with food & beverage expenses of over $240 billion USD per year!

Located in the limitless New York Metro Region, this trade show will open doors for those new to these markets and will facilitate additional sales for those already active in this lucrative and growing area.


Take Advantage of the Latino Food Show​

Stand Out

Exhibit your best and guarantee the best!


Expose your product to an international audience.


Explore the hidden wonders of the Latino Cuisine.


Show Components

Bodega Makeover: A New Opportunity for Bodegueros

Evelyn - Creative Film Producer

Ms. Evelyn Brito is currently the writer and executive producer of Bodega Makeover. This series is similar to the Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and is a docu-reality web series providing store improvements and healthy eating options for local neighborhoods. The host will meet with the business owner to discuss the issues the bodega is facing, act as a consultant and bring community health experts and designers in the process.

Bodega owners/Managers: Dot Not miss this!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Bodega owners/Managers and those interested in opening any kind of convenience store.

Visit their website for more information: mybodegamakeover.com

Food Safety Certificate Class for Food Handlers

Evelyn - Creative Film Producer

Professors at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center will present an interactive session which will allow time for instructors to answer questions from the audience, and encourage audience participation for exchange of “best practices” advice on successful implementation of these programs in a food processing environment.

Six Hours of Intensive Training, taught in both Spanish and English

WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is for anyone who handles food or oversees food handlers, or works in a food processing facility, especially FDA-inspected.

To Register, you can call Polly Pepper 856-459-1900 ext. 4521 or email her at pp559@njaes.rutgers.edu. You can also visit their website: foodinnovation.rutgers.edu.

Please stay tuned for additional announcements about our educational sessions and workshops during the 2018 show, which will be posted here.

The Latino cuisine is very diverse and very rich in talent.

Annually, the trade show features Culinary Demonstrations (“Showcooking”) by international celebrity chefs. In the past, we have invited chefs from Perú, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

In 2017, we had the participation of a major delegation from the Cuba Culinary Federation, led by Chef Eddy Fernández Monte, its president.

These demonstrations are a major feature of the event, and are attended by large audiences. The attendees pick up new recipes and tips on how to prepare a myriad of delicious and healthy dishes, from ceviche to paella.

Culinary Science students assist the invited chefs, gaining valuable experience and earning scholarships as part of their participation.

2018 Roster of Celebrity Chefs


Chef Amalia Moreno-Damngaard

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Award-winning and bestselling author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a Guatemalan-American chef born and raised in Guatemala City.

Amalia is a Latin food and culture writer, recipe developer, cultural strategist, consultant and founder of Amalia, LLC, a business designed to help people develop a better understanding and appreciation of Latin cultures through healthy gourmet cuisine. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and is currently writing her second book.

Her first book, Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair, has won 9 international awards, including Best Foreign Cuisine Book USA by Gourmand World Cookbooks from Paris, France.

Amalia is a bilingual contributing writer for Guatemala’s Revue Magazine and Guatemala’s leading newspaper Siglo21, and for Latino American Today, a Twin Cities publication.Prior to this, Amalia had an executive career in international banking and earned a Masters in International Business and Culture from St. Louis University and also co-founded Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota, a nonprofit in the Twin Cities that fosters women entrepreneurship through networking and education.

Visit her website at https://www.amaliallc.com

Tasting Latino Food

Exhibitors will have access to both international and domestic vendors; domestic producers meeting foreign buyers, international producers meeting U.S. buyers.

Face to face meetings could be pre-arranged to meet at the show’s venue, or we could provide basic information for you to make arrangements to visit local distributors. Please see attached Show Newsletter and Registration Business Roundtables/Ficha de Inscripción Para Ronda de Negocios.

In addition to formal meetings, you will be able to network with your professional colleagues during the show, and at the Latin Food & Wine Festival/Grand Reception which will be held Wednesday, September 19th at the premises. There is no additional cost to participate at this truly unique grand reception.

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