What’s on at Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) 2020

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What’s on at Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) 2020

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The Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) trade show returns to London’s ExCel centre next week.

The show will run from 10am – 5pm on 3 and 4 March, and 10am – 4pm on 5 March with over 600 exhibitors taking part. Here’s some of what you can expect to see this year.


Chef Raymond Blanc will introduce Sustainable Hospitality 2020: Food Made Good with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) on 4 March. These educational sessions, run with WRAP UK, will tackle topics such as increasing local sourcing, improving your plant-based menu, tackling food waste and reducing plastic use.

The Great British Drinks Movement

This new area for 2020 will explores the latest trends across the drinks sector, including the rising use of CBD and the growing Low2No category. Bookable sessions will offer tastings and experiences.  Wine expert Jane Parkinson will host discussions with Club Soda founder Laura Willoughby MBE; Chris Bolton of The Whisky Exchange; and Olivia Ferdi and Daniel Khoury from Drink-Trip who will be discussing the innovations in the UK drinks market.

Panel discussions

Chefs and industry experts will be taking to the Vision Stage for a series of talks on issues affecting the food, drink and hospitality sectors. This will include a masterclass in social media, and how hotels can use savvy design to connect with young guests. Chefs Adam Handling and Douglas McMaster will also be discussing the challenges of creating a zero-waste restaurant.

Tech focus

Experts and innovators will take to the stage to showcase new digital products and technologies to improve your hospitality business. Free-to-attend talks will cover a range of topics including AI, Instagram stories, and digital concierges.

International Salon Culinaire

The returning programme will see almost 1000 chefs cook in over 100 competitions across three days. The contest features four categories: Live Theatre, Skills Theatre, Salon Display and Sugarcraft.  

The Covered Market

Meet with independent raw ingredient suppliers and gain a better understanding of their produce. This area brings together six categories: bakery, butchery, dairy, fresh fish, fresh produce, and herbs and spcies.

To register for your complimentary place and book your seminar sessions visit hrc.co.uk

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