Rebranded Trade Show is a Big Hit
by Josh Brewer
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Brooklyn Eats, the borough’s first food trade show, featured more than 100 food and beverage manufacturers last week. As the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce started the event back 1997 as a tasting showcase, this year it was rebranded as a trade show.

Approximately 2,000 potential buyers sampled a wide variety of Brooklyn-based products including beef jerky, chocolate, granola, seltzer, ginger ale and cupcakes. The show was open to the public as well as other businesses owners to find, taste, trade and learn new ways to improve their product.

“We all know the food scene in Brooklyn is special,” said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “This show will bring together manufacturers all under one roof.”

The event also featured demos and seminars from Citi Commercial Bank’s vice president of trade sales Debra F. Smith, ShopKeep POS CEO Jason Richelson and Fatty Crew Hospitality Group CEO Rick Camac.

Local 61, a public house based in Cobble Hill, sponsored the cooking demos from Brooklyn chef Marco Chirico.

“It's been thrilling to have a front row seat for the Brooklyn food revolution that's taken place over the last few years," said Stephen Munshin, editor of Edible Brooklyn. "It's definitely time for a trade show in Brooklyn, focused exclusively on the borough's talented tastemakers.”

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