This incredible event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. These businesses are true partners to the industry in its pursuit of excellence, creativity, and deliciousness.


Zagone Studios, LLC

Zagone Studios means Halloween Masks and Costumes. Whether you wear Zagone Masks for disguise, performance, or entertainment, Zagone Masks have you covered! Family owned and managed for over 40 years Zagone Masks and Costumes continues to design, innovate and manufacture right here in the U.S.A. Featuring the sculpts of Bill Ystrom (known as BY B.Y.) Zagone Studios has developed and originated multi lines of super soft latex, ultra-comfortable head sock and moving mouth harness masks. Our masks are great fitting while maintaining true to life, beautiful and intricate sculpts. We don’t sell masks, we sell characters. Here you will find some of the best fitting masks in the world. All photos are actual production masks. No "touched up" artist paint jobs - what you see is the quality you will get!



Chef Rubber

Chef Rubber has specialty kitchen products for Catering, Chocolatiers, Sugar Artists, Cake Decorators, Pastry Chefs & Artisan Chefs.


Georges Vigouroux

For four generations, the "black wine" has been flowing through the Vigouroux family's veins. If the passing down of the wine making know-how is important in viticulture, the passion for Malbec is even more remarkable in heredity, guiding the family since 1887 on the historic Cahors vineyards and beyond, in search of terroir/grape variety symbiosis. Owners of approximately 150 hectares of vineyards in the Southwest France, the Vigouroux family are the specialists in France when it comes to producing Malbec wines. With focus on the black wine since 1887, their four wineries and Chateaux offer various styles of wines, from the plateau to the different terraces ... A know-how practiced for several generations and an expertise in the Malbec grape variety, historic chateaux, a high gross rate of their brands, a qualitative distribution, completed by an exceptional agritourism offer, Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux is open to the world, committed to maintaining his roots and regional values.



FreeLance Studios

Specializing in event decor, silk screen and airbrushed give aways, logo design, live art, murals, and any other custom artwork!



US Foods®

From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more than 25,000 people spanning 60 locations nationwide, we serve independent and multi-unit foodservice operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions. Our product lineup spans more than 350,000 items, including our exclusive Chef’s Line brand, and Rykoff Sexton: a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world.




CH Distillery

Founded in 2013, CH Distillery is Chicago’s only distillery making grain-to-bottle Vodka from Illinois-grown ingredients. CH is unique among other local distilleries in its concentration on Vodka as its flagship product. Celebrating the science of making spirits, CH takes its name from the fundamental compounds in alcohol, carbon and hydrogen, while paying tribute to the local community. In addition to Vodka, CH Distillery produces a wide range of spirits in from locally sourced ingredients. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar is also Chicago’s first combination distillery and cocktail bar, taking spirit-driven cocktails and paired cuisine to a new level in its sophisticated West Loop 48-seat lounge.



MB Financial Bank

Over the last 160 years, we have learned the secret to successful banking: relationships. Fifth Third has always been, and will always be, a relationship bank focused on keeping our customers at the center of all we do. We ask questions. We listen. We inspire. We are advisors and strategic counselors who can serve as an extension of your business: people who look out for you and your interests




Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye

The original American Panacea, Rock and Rye has been served "straight up" in saloons and pharmacies since the 1800's. Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye is made with 100% raw local honey from PA, air-dried navel oranges from FL, Angostura-style cocktail bitters and a pinch of rock candy. Just pour over ice and enjoy!


Sunstarr Apparel

Sunstarr Apparel, a division of Choi Brands Inc., is Chicago’s dependable source for chef and kitchen uniforms.  In addition to our stock line of basic pieces, we offer custom styles designed to your specifications.  Custom is easy when production is local. Take advantage of our 40+ years of experience, our commitment to consistent quality, and our centrally located Chicago manufacturing & distribution facility.

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robot coupe

For over 30 years Robot Coupe U.S.A. has made the metro Jackson, Mississippi area its home. Throughout these years, Robot Coupe has been the foodservice industry leader in the development and refinement of commercial food processors and vegetable preparation units.


Pick On Us

For over 30 years we’ve helped great chefs wow their guests! Part of that magic is in the presentation. Over 7,000 commercial kitchens in North America come to us for eco-friendly tableware and presentation solutions that will delight their guests. The luxury hospitality sector and the chefs of resorts, casinos, restaurants, airlines, cruise ships, clubs, and caterers trust our food catering supplies to present their cuisine with functional elegance. Chefs love our products and count on us for NEXT DAY delivery each time they’re in a pinch.