At the heart of hospitality
Thousands of enthused hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs and sommeliers are set to return to Olympia London on 30th September – 2nd October to celebrate the hospitality industry’s major achievements, award some of its rising stars, and talk about upcoming trends at the unrivaled market-leading event, The Restaurant Show.
Featuring both Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo, this year will see its 31st show grow even more diverse with the exciting addition of the most prestigious gastronomic competition in the world.
Trends to look out for
The Restaurant Show is set to highlight some of the key trends influencing the marketplace today including healthier food, storytelling, convenience and restaurant interiors. Tom Kerridge, Chef Patron, The Hand and Flowers is a regular visitor to The Restaurant Show, “This is where the industry is at its best at trade shows like this where there’s so many things to do so many new things being shown and lots of great chefs cooking. The Restaurant Show, if you are in the industry, is a must attend event…and, on top of that, you have really interesting talks by relevant people in the industry that cover so many different sectors and topics.”
Celebrating our rising stars
It wouldn’t be The Restaurant Show without the heat and intensity of The Competition Theatre which will for the first time play UK host to the most prestigious gastronomic competition in the world; Bocuse d’Or. Often claimed as the toughest culinary challenge any chef can undertake, five chefs and their chosen commis will have the opportunity to compete for a place in the Bocuse d’Or European selection in Estonia in June 2020.
Running alongside the prestigious competition will be The Craft Guild’s National and Young Chef of the Year competitions as well as the ever competitive The Kikkoman Masters, and Junior, Apprentice and Senior Compass Chef of the Year, making it one of the most exciting competition theatres the past 30 years has seen.
Rated excellent by visitors
Filling Olympia London with mouthwatering smells, fascinating displays, and the most innovative products you’ll find on the market today will be the 350+ suppliers who are eager to impress the thousands of visitors making their way through the aisles each day. Last year, over 75% of visitors rated The Restaurant Show’s exhibition as ‘excellent’ for finding new products and services.
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