CulinaryCorps Inc., the nation's first service organization for culinary professionals, will expand its culanthropy footprint with an outreach trip to Puerto Rico from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2010. Through Nov. 23, 2009, CulinaryCorps will recruit a team of ten qualified and passionate culinary professionals to travel to the country to make a difference through food and cooking.

Since March 2007, CulinaryCorps has led six week-long service trips offering food-focused humanitarian aid to communities in the US. These trips, which recruit chefs, cooks, food educators and culinary students, are designed to address a community's most critical food challenges: emergency hunger relief, cooking and nutrition education, healthy food access, childhood wellness, and culinary heritage preservation. Initial CulinaryCorps efforts focused on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, connecting 75 chefs with an intense portfolio of projects including establishing farmers markets, edible school yards and emergency feeding centers.

To date, these teams of CulinaryCorps chefs from around the world have created over 6,000 meals for the communities served, mentored 400 local students on the importance of healthy eating, designed a "Grow.Cook.Dine" after-school cooking club for the state of Mississippi, and taught AmeriCorps members how to cook for Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Applications for the 2010 trip are now available at

The 34th Annual Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast, to be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Jan. 26-28, 2010, is a comprehensive marketplace showcasing the latest offerings from thousands of the world’s leading suppliers--and is open only to members of the hospitality industry. Known for its "on-the-floor, money-saving deals," the show provides each attendee with the opportunity to deal one-on-one with actual producers and manufacturers of the latest products and services available to the hospitality industry. During the three-day event, thousands of the world's leading manufacturers can be found displaying their products and services in some 500 plus booths on the show's floor.

The show's location, Myrtle Beach, S.C., is an added bonus! Widely known as the "Seaside Golf Capital of the World," Myrtle Beach provides a full slate of dining, sporting and entertainment options along with world-class ocean front accommodations--further enhancing the experience of all who attend.

Thousands of hospitality industry leaders have found that attending the Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast afford them the same exposure that is experienced at industry shows on the national level. The quality of the show and its international scope of exhibitors, coupled with the attraction of the resort and the low cost of attending has made this an annual must see event for thousands of southeastern hospitality industry leaders.

The 33rd Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast boasted over 22,000 Industry Leaders from every aspect of the hospitality industry.

Categories of attendees included:
  • Hotel & motel personnel ranging from owners, general managers, food and beverage supervisors, engineers, buyers, housekeepers, chefs, etc.
  • Restaurant personnel ranging from owners, managers, chefs, buyers, etc.
  • Catering personnel ranging from owners, managers, chefs, buyers, etc.
  • Concessionaires representing owners, managers, chefs, buyers, etc.
  • Hospital personnel including management and buyers.
  • Country club personnel including management and buyers.
  • Nursing home personnel including management and buyers.

Be inspired by the latest products and services providing solutions to all areas of the hospitality industry. Make plans NOW to begin the 2010 year with a wealth of new business and exposure.

You can't afford to miss the 34th Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast. Register Today! Visit or call (800) 261-5991 for more information.