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Chicago, IL ~ Sunday May 19th and Monday May 20th ~ 339 N. BELL AVE., CHICAGO, IL 60612

About Us

After a successful warm-up event in 2023, this Spring 2024 we're officially launching UTILITY, a new & progressive experience for the hospitality industry, with highly-curated vendors and a heavy focus on meaningful connections and industry innovators. Restaurant trade shows have not changed in more than 100 years but the hospitality industry has evolved beyond recognition. The 500,000+ independent restaurants in the US are yearning for a show focused on representation and authenticity.

Concepted & organized by your friends in hospitality at TILIT NYC. Executed with Chicago's leading cultural programming and event production agency Luce Ends. Supported by amazing sponsors, exhibitors and the very best talent of today's hospitality industry, this event will prove to be one for the books! 

Don't miss out, join us for a 2-day celebration of everything hospitality. Great gear, food, entertainment, tattoos and the chance to pitch your restaurant business concept for a $20,000 cash prize!  


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