Join us in New Orleans
March 12-15, 2017

Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary!


The ultimate conference and tradeshow for the catering and event industry is heading back to New Orleans, the place where it all began, to celebrate our 25th anniversary! Mark your calendars and register today for this inspiring event, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. See you in New Orleans!

CS2017 in the News!

Kathleen Stoehr, our very own Director of Content, joined WVUE FOX 8 News in New Orleans to chat about 2017 wedding trends and give a sneak peek at our tradeshow floor. Check it out!

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Meet the Speakers

The Catersource 2017 education program features many expert speakers and great personalities! These are just a few of our headlining speakers for the 2017 schedule.

John Folse

Jackie Huba

Mitch Joel

Doug Lipp



The 2017 Catersource education program is packed with new information to keep you ahead in today's competitive environment for all business types and roles. Learn about our featured speakers and keep checking back for full education details in the coming weeks!


Cheer on your favorite competitors in our many contests, discover new products and connect with exhibitors, and get inspired by fresh ideas on the tradeshow floor.

Art of Catering Food

The Art of Catering Food is joining Catersource 2017! This culinary-focused program is a selective education series that will allow you to learn new techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles by tasting samples of recipes developed live on stage.

What's In It For You?

Discover what #CS2017 features are related specifically to your professional role.

Catering Professionals

Event Professionals

Owners and Executives

Culinary Professionals

Events & Activities

Optional Events

Optional events are a great way to experience new trends and products in action! Learn about this year's included and optional activities, from lunches to the always-popular Monday night party, and add tickets to your registration package today.


Networking opportunities are around every corner at CS2017. Meet industry professionals from across the globe in sessions, throughout conference activities, in the attendee lounge, and in the exclusive Connect Club. Learn from your peers and get fresh ideas on how to make your catered events the best they can be!

Join Our Community!

Catersource connects a vast community of caterers, event professionals, and industry suppliers from around the world. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn to stay at the forefront of the industry with professional development and continuing education. Follow, share your ideas, and stay connected before and after the conference!