What to Expect at… The Restaurant Show 2024

The Restaurant Show

The Restaurant Show moves to a national scale in the centre of the UK, at the NEC, Birmingham for the first time this April (29th – 1st May) as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows in a move that will offer visitors the most comprehensive package of co-located shows of their type anywhere in the UK.

The Restaurant Show joins Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show to bring together over 1200 exhibitors covering the entire UK food and drink supply chain.

The flagship tradeshow for chefs, caterers, restauranteurs, casual dining operators, pubs and street food operators, its timely move to Birmingham reflects the changing landscape of hospitality and the burgeoning restaurant scene in cities throughout the UK.

Visitors can expect a wealth of innovation and expertise as some of the UK’s best-loved chefs and most up-and-coming suppliers take to the show floor. Expect to see stand out exhibitors including catering equipment specialists Control Induction (Stand LL251), Team Refrigeration (Stand HH210) Synergy Grill (Stand LL250) and STOSH Workshop (Stand HH220).

For the full list of exhibitors and products on show, visit: https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/

The show is also set to welcome eight of the country’s leading names for exclusive book signing sessions – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for exhibitors and visitors alike to meet their culinary heroes.

To find out more visit https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/live-events-2024/book-signings

Meanwhile, across the three days of The Restaurant Show, two stages on the show floor are dedicated to the trials and tribulations of life in hospitality. The Chefs’ Stage focuses in on the lives and careers of some of the UK’s most successful chefs, including Akhtar Islam, Kenny Atkinson, Dipna Anand, Brad Carter and Sabrina Gidda. The Restaurant Stage tackles the practical side of running a hospitality business with advice and insight from industry experts including Patrick McNulty, Head Chef, Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms, Alex Claridge, Chef-Patron, The Wilderness and Emma Reynolds, Co-Founder, Tonkotsu.

Key highlights of the schedule’s programme include:

  • Inclusion in Hospitality: Navigating the road to a diverse workforce, Monday 29th April, 2.45pm
  • Rising costs: What support is out there and what more needs to be done, Tuesday 30th April, 10.45am
  • Hospitality technology: Using tech to enhance experience, Wednesday 1st May, 2.30pm

See the full line up of sessions and speakers here: https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/sessions-2024#/seminars/

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed, said: “The time is ripe to bring The Restaurant Show – and everything it delivers to the hospitality industry – under the umbrella of our fantastic UK Food & Drink Shows. 30% of our existing audience in Birmingham already operate in hospitality in some capacity and so what better way to enhance their visit than bring this longstanding event to the NEC.

“With exclusive chef content as well as the latest tips and trends to look out for, I urge you to register for your free pass today”: https://the-restaurant-show-2024.reg.buzz/

Covering the entire industry, the UK Food & Drink Shows are unparalleled in their ability to bring people together, build and foster better relationships, discover business building insight and celebrate innovation, all with the support of the multi-award-winning William Reed brand.

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