Where south coast business gets hospitable

The Hotel & Catering Show, is now in its 60th year, and gives you instant access to the thriving hospitality and food service industry across the South. – News from Hale Events Ltd

The Hotel & Catering Show, now in its 60th year, gives you instant access to the thriving hospitality and food service industry across the South. Hoteliers, restauranteurs, chefs, catering professionals and retail buyers large and small come here to discover what’s on offer in terms of exciting local produce, innovative business services, quality catering equipment and fresh ideas across the food and drink sectors.

The Windsor Hall is full of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services. Find and taste the very best local produce from this fertile and diverse region. The show provides a uniquely sensory foodie experience where you can ‘try before you buy’, as well as take advantage of special offers exclusive to the show. There is a lively Demo Kitchen where you can get a close look at leading chefs as they share their signature dishes, culinary skills and top tips. World of Zing founder Pritesh Mody will be there with Annette Cole from Taste of Game. They will be demonstrating how well spice pairs with the strong flavours of game, how easy it is to work with and the opportunities and growing knowledge of game. Chef Matt Davey from Flaming Peaches will be bringing his new style of street food to the show.

Why not get the most out of your hospitality business by attending one of the drop-in Hospitality Talks taking place in the Windsor Hall each day hourly, from 11.00am. Speakers include Sarah Watson with the official launch of Sustainable Bournemouth’s partner award scheme and Monica Orr of Star Quality “How to operate like a 5 star hotel on a 3 star budget”. Bournemouth University will be hosting Master Classes on subjects such as digital marketing and interior design, with Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Head of the Tourism and Hospitality Department, amongst others. Nectar Imports will be hosting tastings at 3.00pm daily, so you can come and find out about the latest drinks trends.

The Solent Hall is totally dedicated to drink products & related services, and called Liquid. Liquid offers the on-trade and off-trade the opportunity to discover new and exciting products. Located in Liquid is the Mixology Bar; the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink zone organised in partnership with Nectar Imports and the UK Bartenders Guild, which will host the UKBG Market Challenge 2016. The challenge will be for Barman Apprentices on the 8th of March followed by Bartending Legends on the 9th March. Special guest Bartender Tommy Quy, and the challenges, will be compèred by Kevin Thomas. As well as the competitions you can expect to see demonstrations of drinks brands from the Nectar imports portfolio, brand demos, and beer and whisky matching sessions. Watch the talented mixologists work their magic with local drinks and sample exciting new products whilst discovering fresh techniques, ideas and trends. Then relax in the beer garden, which features Fuller’s craft beers.

Showcasing trends and exciting innovations from industry leaders, the Hotel & Catering show offers the chance to network with current suppliers, peers and key industry players. Whether you are looking to source new suppliers or are in search of the latest and most original products on the market, this is the leading hospitality and food service event for the South.

The show provides a unique opportunity to get hands-on and face to face – to see inspiring demonstrations, taste touch and smell different products, make meaningful comparisons between competing offers, get invaluable insights into how the market is evolving as well as make fresh contacts whilst mixing with existing ones.

The Hotel & Catering Show takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday 8th March and Wednesday 9th March 2016. For more information about the show, to book a stand, or register to attend, please call 01934 733433, visit www.hotel-expo.co.uk, or follow @HotelCaterShow.


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