• Cyril McAree

Food & Bev Live Are Back for 2018!


Taking place in Citywest, Dublin from the 6th - 7th February 2018, Food & Bev Live – brought to you by IFSA, the organisation behind the phenomenally successful CATEX show, and the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) – returns to kick start the 2018 hospitality season.

Bursting with industry-specific attractions, that serve up inspirational solutions for Ireland’s foodservice and hospitality sectors, Food & Bev Live 2018 is the only expo in Ireland to have ALL Industry support, resulting in a unique opportunity for exhibitors and visitors alike to attract business from leading industry associations across the sector.

John Cunningham, Chairman of IFSA comments: “Capitalising on a revitalised Foodservice sector and playing home to a vast portfolio of national skill competitions, demonstrations, new technologies and conversation; Food & Bev Live will be a two-day shop window for ‘the best of’ within the industry, from skills to products, services and innovation.

“Demonstrating the appetite for an annual industry event, we’re thrilled to welcome the support of many industry bodies to the show. For the first-time, the Restaurants Association of Ireland will be hosting the Global Hospitality Tech Summit at the event and the Stonehouse trade expo is joining us, running as a complementary event at Citywest, giving visitors even more reason to attend Food & Bev Live!”

NEW for Food & Bev Live 2018

Teaming up to bring its annual show to Food & Bev Live 2018, Stonehouse, Ireland’s leading independent wholesale company, will take over the Lakes Suite on the second floor of the Convention Centre at Citywest on 6th February, where its White Hat brand and product portfolio will take centre stage offering its members’ customers a unique range of special offers and new product launches.

In a first for the sector, Food & Bev Live and new event partners, the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), will host the Global Hospitality Tech Summit 2018 - set to be the world’s largest conference dedicated to examining recent trends in technology which are forming the future of the hospitality industry. Through speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions, the conference aims to transform the way in which hospitality industry professionals attract customers, run their businesses and set themselves apart from the competition.

Who visits Food & Bev Live:

Attracting thousands of visitors from the food, hospitality and technology sectors, Food & Bev Live is a two-day extravaganza of foodservice excellence bringing together National skills finals, live demonstrations, new product launches and unique networking opportunities.

As well as the latest product innovations covering equipment, food and drink, and technology, Food & Bev Live is set to unveil a variety of new exhibitors, attractions and business opportunities.

Visiting the show will help your business to:

  • Increase profitability and day-to-day efficiency

  • Identify key trends and stay ahead of the competition

  • Maximise new ideas & training opportunities

  • Grow your industry network and establish strong business relationship

Euro-Toques Ireland will be returning to Food & Bev Live 2018 with a packed schedule across the two-days. Focusing on delivering solutions for the industry, the Euro-Toques Ireland Live Stage is a dedicated space for chefs to gain new knowledge and share ideas through presentations, panel discussions and demos on culinary trends. New for 2018, the area will play host to multiple workshops specifically dedicated to young chefs focusing on recipe creation and exciting culinary innovations from master chefs, as part of the Euro-Toques educational program.

Don’t Miss:

  • The hotly anticipated Irish Barista Championship and Irish Cocktail Championship are taking place. See the country’s best baristas battle it out to represent Ireland in the World of Coffee 2018 and watch Ireland’s leading mixologists put their skills to the test in the intensive cocktail challenge as they compete to become the National Cocktail champion.

  • Euro-Toques Ireland Chefs’ Masterclasses where Ireland’s top chefs will share their knowledge and serve up advice.

  • Following the huge success of Chef Ireland 2017 at CATEX, Panel of Chefs Ireland, will once again host the much-anticipated Chef Ireland Culinary Competition 2018 at Food & Bev Live.

  • Contract Caterers’ Culinary Challenge - Watch as highly-competitive contract catering teams compete to prepare, create and serve up a feast, fit to impress the judges.

Thousands of visitors from the food, hospitality and technology sectors are expected to attend Food & Bev Live. Created to offer visitors innovative ideas, new products, technology and the business advice that will help to grow business in the year ahead, Food & Bev Live is taking place on 6th and 7th February 2018 at the Citywest Events Centre, Dublin.

Further information can be located at: www.FoodandBev.ie and information on the Global Hospitality Tech Summit can be found at www.hospitalitytechsummit.ie

Keep up to date with show news via our media partners or on our social channels: @FoodandBevLive

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