What are the best Catering Industry Trade Shows?

There are numerous National and Regional exhibitions and trade shows for restaurant owners and managers. Check out some of the following, remember times and locations may vary.

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Hotelympia is held every year in February at the Excel Centre in London and is one of the biggest of all the UK Restaurant shows. Not to be missed.

Hotelympia Website


The Restaurant Show takes place in Earls Court, London every October. The line-up of live events see some of the UK’s leading chefs demonstrate new and inspirational ideas, Restaurant Managers share their top tips on how to enhance business and Sommeliers and food experts offer advice on how to create that winning menu.

The Restaurant Show Website


Lunch the UK’s only trade show for the food-to-go market and is held in September/October in Old Billingsgate, in the heart of London.

The Lunch Show Website


The National Restaurant Association runs an annual restaurant and hospitality industry trade show in Chicago, This Grand Daddy of them all takes over virtually the entire city of a week every year in May.

The NRA Website


Hospitality UK is held every January at the NEC IN Birmingham incorporates not only the largest collection of hospitality-related exhibitors in the country but also Hostec Europe the only dedicated UK hospitality technology event.

The Hospitality Show Website


Scot Hot delivers the largest collection of hospitality-related exhibitors in Scotland and happens in February every year at the SECC IN Glasgow.

The Scot Hot Website


Caffè Culture is the leading trade exhibition exclusively catering for Europe’s growing cafè bar market. Held in June at the Olympia London.

The Caffe Culture Website


Catex is Irelands leading food service tradeshow and is held every two years at the RDS Dublin in February.

The Catex Website


Hotel & Catering Show is a must visit caterers, restaurant owners and hoteliers and takes place at the Bournemouth Int. Centre in March.

The Hotel and Catering Show Website


Finally visit one of the BBC Good Food shows for lots of inspiration and a chance to meet your favourite celebrity chefs, held in October and November around the country.

The BBC Good Food Show Website


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