Meatless Monday to hold panel discussion at International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

Panelists to discuss how restaurants can benefit from plant-based menu trend

Meatless Monday to hold panel discussion at International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New YorkWHO/WHAT

The Monday Campaigns, the nonprofit public health organization behind the global Meatless Monday movement, will hold a panel discussion at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. The panel discussion is one of the key offerings of the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum that provides practical and relevant insights on trends and best practices that benefit restaurant and foodservice professionals.

Diana Rice, registered dietitian and recipe editor for Meatless Monday, will moderate a panel of chefs and restaurateurs, who will discuss how restaurants can leverage the plant-based or vegetarian trend in menus. Panelists will share their establishment’s experience and offer practical advice on how restaurants can profit from the trend, even if the restaurant’s focus is meat-centric.

The panel of chefs and restaurateurs include:

Josh Bernstein
Executive Chef, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton and Ramsey, NJ

Nicole Marquis
President & CEO, Marquis & Co LLC, HipCityVeg, Philadelphia

Jason Weiner
Executive Chef and Owner, Almond, NYC and Bridgehampton

Matt Weingarten
Culinary Director, Dig Inn Seasonal Market, NYC


Customer clamor for vegetarian menus in restaurants is bound to increase as the latest research shows meatless food is becoming mainstream. The trend is spurred by the growing interest in local produce and the healthful qualities of vegetables.


Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00 –1:00 pm

Room 1C01 at the Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY (Eleventh Avenue, between 34th and 40th Streets)


Contact for Meatless Monday:
Cherry Dumaual
PR & Partnerships Director
The Monday Campaigns
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016