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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.

Head to Head Competitions

Catersource Swizzle

Join emcee Jeffrey Selden of Marcia Selden Catering & Events as he challenges caterer/bartender competitors 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. More details to come, but don't miss this spirited event!

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. Beyond the Plate contest is sponsored by Sabert who will award three winners with Amex gift cards; 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $350.


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. Taste some of the mystery ingredients as the chefs work their magic. Then enjoy the banter as emcee, Chef Eric LeVine, celebrates the winner! 

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. Led by the one and only Roy Porter, these hands-on learning opportunities have a limit of 30 so grab your seat and 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. 

Find The Pass For You

Want the most culinary education possible? Visit our packages and pricing page to find the options that work best for you. 

Signature Events

Meet The Influencers

The seasoned vets. The trailblazing mavericks. The proven all-stars, successful luminaries, celebrity chefs, and fresh new voices. If they’re a force in the catering and events industry, you’ll find them at Catersource. And new for the 2019 show, you can do more than just see them in passing—you can 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. This very special experience is open to a limited number of attendees—keep your eyes peeled to save your spot for this unique opportunity!
Note: Influencers are being contracted now. Stay tuned!

Find My Favorite Things

With over 300+ vendors on the show floor, there's a lot of product and resource. But if you want to ensure that you head home with the best ideas specific to your role as a sales, marketing, catering, culinary or event professional then this is how to curate your time on the tradeshow floor.

Find My Favorite Things is an immersive shopping experience. 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.

Sign up details to be announced soon!

A Show Floor with 20% NEW Suppliers

Source Products and Services

We've got 300+ suppliers ready to do business and help you meet the demand. 

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. 

See You In New Orleans

#catersource 2019

We're headed to New Orleans, one of the world's foremost culinary hotspots, and we hope to see you there. We are producing a one-of-a-kind event solely focused on helping you succeed. We are pulling out all the stops to fulfill the entrepreneurial spirit of this bold industry. 

Whether you are a caterer, culinary professional, event planner or business owner, you will make indispensable connections, learn from the creme de la creme and shape the future of your operation.

It's going to be an event to remember!