Join us in New Orleans for our 27th Year!

The Catersource 2019 tradeshow, taking place February 26 & 27 at the E. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the premier show in the United States for the catering and event industries. The award-winning tradeshow floor is filled with culinary and beverage competitions, world-class education, and delicious tastings. 

Catersource is your best opportunity for face-to-face interaction, networking, and relationship-building with over 5,400 culinary and event professionals!

What Are You Waiting For?

Contact the sales team today to learn how exhibiting in 2019 will take your company to the next level!

5,400+ Attendees

Catering and event pros. Event planners. Business owners. Chefs. All influential, decisive, and with serious purchasing power…looking for your solutions.

300+ Exhibitors

From specialty foods to trending tech to design, transportation, and more—you don’t want to be left behind. Be among your competitors and create some buzz.

120+ Education Sessions

Complemented by an unrivaled conference program, you’ll meet thousands of passionate professionals charged with new ideas, ready to get down to business.

24,000+ Leads Generated

It’s all about building connections: exhibitors walk away with an average of 148 leads, and 66% of attendees source products and make purchases.

Learn More about Catersource 2019

Download the exhibitor prospectus for more information about exhibiting at Catersource in 2019. 

Why Exhibit at Catersource?

Catersource is the only event reaching the highest growth sectors in foodservice as well as volume buyers in diverse market segments.

Our Industry

Over the past decade catering has expanded from a niche market to the fastest growing sector of the food service industry. At $67.8 billion dollars strong, the catering and special events industries continue to thrive. 

Our Buyers

The highly engaged Catersource attendees are ideal buyers: they purchase in large volume, and because of ever-evolving consumer interests, require varied products and services to address trends and market needs.

  • 76% of attendees had purchasing power
  • 66% sourced products or made purchases
  • $500k average product & service annual spend 

The professionals attending Catersource 2019 will be serious buyers looking for goods and services that will help grow their businesses.

During the 2017 Catersource show we had the opportunity in meeting a distributor from Canada. The initial rapport was established, and follow-up occurred within a week after the show. Business has now really bloomed with the distributor and Bamboo Studio and this was all because of Catersource. If it wasn’t for that particular show and that particular moment in time, none of this would have happened.

Eric Cox, National Sales Manager, Bamboo Studio

I love Catersource not just for the amazing educational opportunities, or the tradeshow floor where I can see and compare products all at once, but for the informal management and friendship networking moments in the hallways. I am frequently pulled over into a group by somebody who says “have you met ___”? Often friendships and business relationships have started between classes or at a meal.

Robert Sivek, CERP, CSEP, President, SBR Events Group

Go Beyond Your Booth!

Catersource provides a range of media and sponsorship opportunities to increase your visibility and drive traffic to your booth. Get in touch with the Catersource team to find a package that suits your goals at the event!

Sponsorship Opportunities

 Sponsorship is your opportunity to reach beyond your booth and get your logo, booth number and messaging in front of our buyers when it means the most.

Digital & Print Advertising

Align your brand, promote your products and services, and increase sales with top industry buyers who represent this thriving B2B community through our targeted media advertising.