Hotel & Catering Show 2015 to showcase the best in the South West

Hotel & Catering Show 2015 (H&CS 2015) returns to the Bournemouth International Centre from 17th-18th March 2015 for an even bigger and better show, celebrating the best of catering, hospitality and food service businesses across the South and South West.

With an extensive number of exhibitors showcasing their latest offerings (a great many of which come from the South and South West) and inspirational workshops and demonstrations, this has become known as the annual must-attend trade event for hoteliers, caterers, restaurants and food retailers (cafes and delis) in the region.  The organisers are delighted to report that top regional companies such as New Forest Ice Cream, Essential Cuisine, Hunts Foodservice, Continental Bakeries Ltd, Upham Brewery, Purbeck Cider Brewery, Western Marquees and Chunk of Devon are all on board.

As an exhibitor at the forthcoming H&CS 2015, Christina Veal, Director of New Forest Ice Cream Limited said:

“H&CS fits the bill for us – it attracts the right level of representation from our target customer base, and being our local show, it is important for us to have a presence.  The contacts we have made at the show over the past few years have been invaluable to maintaining growth in our business.” 

Bringing a fresh dimension to this year’s event is the all new Craft Guild of Chefs Skills Master Class.  Celebrated chefs from the region, including James Golding of multi-award winning The Pig Hotels, Gary Richmond from the acclaimed River Cottage Chef School in Devon, Dan Moon at Ston Easton Park Hotel in Somerset and Russell Brown from the Michelin Star Sienna Restaurant in Dorset will demonstrate their skills and teach visitors new techniques.  Visitors will be invited to participate in these live, hands-on masterclass demonstrations, at designated kitchen workstations, that promise to inspire and offer practical knowledge to take away.

The Liquid Zone is back and having proved so popular at the 2014 event, the show’s organisers have dedicated an even larger area to this feature in collaboration with the UK Bartenders Guild.  Centered around the ‘Liquid Bar’, visitors can sample alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages whilst enjoying a regional UKBG competition, visual displays, demonstrations and engage with numerous suppliers.

As a result of feedback gathered from last year’s event, this year’s H&CS Hospitality Talks (seminars), located on the show floor, will focus on the challenges of independent businesses in the hospitality sector.  These short, sharp 15 minute sessions promise to give visitors valuable tips and take-aways which can be easily implemented to improve their business’ practices and efficiencies.

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