CATEX IS BACK AND BURSTING WITH INSPIRATION -The industry event that will be serving up ideas and innovation -
A biennial event, CATEX 2019 is the prime opportunity for visitors to meet with over 200 suppliers and manufacturers, watch hundreds of chefs, baristas and drink specialists compete, and network with thousands of industry colleagues.
Running for three days, CATEX, supported by Bunzl and Calor Gas, has firmly cemented its reputation as the ultimate destination for the hospitality and foodservice industry. Following the highly-successful 2017 event, the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) has worked hard to create an exhibition that is set to be even bigger and better than previous shows and one which delivers exceptional value to both exhibitors and visitors alike.
Commenting on the importance of show support, IFSA Chairman and General Manager with Total Produce Foodservice, John Cunningham comments:
“CATEX 2019 promises to serve up three days packed full of ideas, innovation and solutions for your business. From inspiring competitions to expert masterclasses, and an abundance of ideas, CATEX is simply the number one event for industry professionals in foodservice, hospitality and within the food and drink sectors in Ireland.
“Attending CATEX is free, so for people from across Ireland who work in foodservice and hospitality, it’s this year’s ‘must-attend’ event.”
Indicating that the demand and anticipation for CATEX is high, exhibitor space is now sold out, with a waiting list in place, and visitor pre-show registrations are well ahead of previous years! This year, more people have registered to attend CATEX than ever before and thousands of additional registrations are expected over the coming weeks.
As a visitor at CATEX, you will meet a huge number of exhibitors at this year’s show including big brand names in foodservice - such as Bunzl, Bewleys Ltd, BWG foodservice, Calor Gas, Henderson Foodservice, Hugh Jordan, Lynas, Pallas Foods and Total Produce - who will sit alongside successful local companies including Above Noon, Dairy Glen, FIXX Coffee, Redmond Fine Foods and Rosie & Jim to name but a few.
What’s happening at the event...
Food For Thought
As such an important event for restauranteurs, hoteliers, chefs, café owners and all of those in the food, drink and hospitality sectors, you can expect plenty of innovative discussions and debates on a range of topics across the three days at CATEX.
Chef Network Hub
Chef Network brings chefs together to collaborate, share knowledge, and learn from each other and the Chef Network Hub at CATEX 2019 will be a social space where chefs can meet and connect, as well as a working space where chefs will exchange ideas on the future of their industry; everything from sustainability, to how chefs are trained, the skills needed to run a food business, and food trends.
The schedule in the Chef Network Hub will feature a variety of formats including panel discussions, soapbox sessions where all chefs can have their say, and Chef-to-Chef interviews and Q&A sessions.