The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show is Florida's annual premier event for businesses in the hospitality industry. 

The upcoming event, hosted by our partners Urban Expo, is September 6-8, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Come for the educational opportunities, certification classes, networking and special events that you cannot afford to miss. check out Show details for 2018 the Fresh From Florida Pavilion and the return of the Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion.

Join FRLA and thousands of your peers looking for new ideas, industry trends on food, beverage, technology and much, much more. 

FRLA Members receive the benefit of free tickets to the Show! 

You can also get ServSafe Food Manager certified at the Show too! Check here for details.

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Membership in FRLA has Benefits!

FRLA restaurant members enjoy the benefits of dual membership with the National Restaurant Association.


FRLA independent hotels enjoy the benefits of dual membership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

What's going on in Food Safety

Food Safety in a Global Environment

Read the speech by Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, at the 2014 China International Food Safety and Quality Conference and Expo. Read more...

Undeclared Allergens the Leading Cause of Food Recalls

This article for consumers describes which foods are most often affected and the allergens that are involved in these recalls Read more... 

Leading Pathogens Causing Foodborne Illness in the US

According to the CDC, there are 15 pathogens that account for over 95 percent of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne illnesses acquired in the United States for which a pathogen is identified as the cause of the illness. The Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released a report that estimates the cost of foodborne illness associated with these 15 pathogens at more than $15.6 billion. Read more...

Sale of Raw Milk in the US

Where raw milk is not approved for sale in Florida public food service operations, the debate continues over the risks involved in the production and sale of raw milk to consumers. Read more....
A case for why to choose not to consumer raw milk. Read more...

Lodging Training Resources

Looking for training and certifications specific to the Hotel Industry. Visit our partners at the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute for training content on:


Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)

Supervisor (CHDT, CHS and CLSS)

Manager (CHRM and CHSP)

Department Heads (CFBE and CHFE)

Guest Service Gold (CGSP)


Line Level Training for: 

Front Desk

Guestroom Attendant


Restaurant Server