Running from 1-3 October, the event at Olympia in London will be in partnership with Restaurant magazine and BigHospitality, and will also feature the Bar & Pub and the Catering Equipment Expos.
Live action at this year’s Restaurant Show will include competitions such as National Chef of the Year, held in the Competition Theatre. The live final will take place on 2 October, judged by high-profile names including Clare Smyth, Tom Kerridge and Philip Howard.
The show will play host to a number of other competitions, including the New Young National Chef of the Year; Compass Chef of the Year and The Kikkoman Master.
The event will host over 450 exhibitors from across the industry, including food and drink suppliers; tech suppliers; tableware companies; and equipment.
The exhibitors will be holding tastings; demos; showcasing ingredients for menus; techniques; and trends.
In partnership with William Reed Business Media publications including Restaurant magazine and BigHospitality, the show is a major force in the hospitality industry.
The Restaurant Show team works closely with the Restaurant Magazine and ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ’ and the ‘National Restaurant Awards’ Top 100 to secure renowned restaurateurs and chefs.
The past few years have seen line-ups including the likes of Raymond Blanc; Ferran Adria; Joan Roca; Jason Atherton; Albert Roux; and Claude Bosi.
The Restaurant Show is designed to provide businesses with the tools, ideas and networking opportunities they need to build restaurant, foodservice or hospitality businesses.
Across the board, brands and companies in the industry use the annual expo to find inspiration; learn about the latest trends; source products and suppliers; and network.