Everything You Need Under One Roof!
The Catersource tradeshow floor is a scene so vibrant and alluring, you can't help but mingle. Catch up with old friends, partake in the festivities and get down to business. If you want to see the trends, chat up with the who's who in the market and forge new partnerships, we've got you covered.
Eat, drink and be amazed at all that takes place on the #catersource tradeshow floor.
Tradeshow Floor Hours
Wednesday, March 11: 10:00AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 12: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Head to Head Competitions
Caterer/bartender competitors are challenged to deliver the most delicious cocktails in three separate categories of the Catersource Swizzle Competition. Recipes will be provided—your bar program will be set for the year with these trend-forward libations.
Beyond The Plate
Join Sabert as they search for the next great plate artist in the Beyond the Plate Contest. Contestants are required to create, plate, and photograph their own cuisine or course type using the Sabert Stackable Party Platter kit.
Armed with a mystery basket of ingredients, six creative and highly skilled chef teams will face off in a culinary competition not to be missed! Assigned a specific dish, each team has 30 minutes to complete their dish and submit for judging.
Education and More!
Hands On Stage
Techniques and skills are what keep you competitive. That's why we are bringing back the Hands On Stage. Get the hard and fast knowledge you need to go back to your kitchen sharper and more confident than ever!
Culinary Main Stage
From food styling to culinary competitions to plating techniques, the culinary stage is where you learn it all. Intimate, creative and cutting edge, these leaders in the field have the latest and greatest to take your culinary game to the next level.
The Catersource Kitchen
Prepping samples for 2,000? Yep, this is where the magic happens! Pop over to the Catersource kitchen and you can see prep work in action from your friends, colleagues and culinary leaders.
A Show Floor with 20% NEW Suppliers
Source Products and Services
A Refreshingly Real Environment
The enthusiasm is palpable but so are the honest conversations. Informative discussions, business partnerships from people who understand you and often, lifelong friendships are formed on the tradeshow floor.
The Voice of the Industry
We all learn from one another and share a common bond; a true enthusiasm and sincere passion for the catering and events industry. This is where your ideas come to life by finding the vendors who can supply new, never before seen ideas and products.
If they’re a force in the catering and events industry, you’ll find them at Catersource—and you can do more than just see them in passing. Gain unprecedented access and personalized mentoring with our Meet the Influencers event!
This is your chance to tell the experts what you’re all about, pose business challenges, and seek guidance and advice from those who have been there, done that, and are ready to show you what it takes to stand out in our crowded industry.
Find My Favorite Things is an immersive shopping experience that ensures that you head home with the best ideas specific to your role as a sales, marketing, catering, culinary or event professional. You’ll be led by a Catersource ambassador on a custom tour through the tradeshow picking up SWAG as you go!
Our ambassadors hand select the vendors who they feel have beneficial and innovative products by job type. They then work with these vendors to discuss giveaways making this tour fun, specific, helpful AND loaded with goodies.