Caterex, said to be the east coast’s largest catering exhibition, is soon to open its doors as the local foodservice industry prepares for the 2017 summer season.
Several new names will be joining the exhibitor roster this year at the Richmond Holiday Centre in Skegness on 8-9 February. These include combi oven manufacturer Rational, plus consultants Inspired Commercial Services and Diverse Utility Solutions. They will be joining returning exhibitors including Silesia Grills and coffee machine supplier, NVCS.
The trade show has been running for more than 30 years and includes catering equipment distributors and manufacturers displaying a selection of products and innovative ideas.
This year the exhibition also features cooking demonstrations by catering students from Boston College.
Organisers the Skegness, East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association (SECHWA) are delighted with the response. June Howard, business development manager at SECHWA, said: “We have built on the success of last year and tried to make 2017 even better.
“There are many exhibitors who have not attended before or have not attended for some time. “We have also listened to feedback from both exhibitors and visitors and as a result, have made a few changes this year.”
Bill Hutchinson, chairman, said: “We are especially pleased, this year, to welcome students from Boston College who will be doing demonstrations throughout the day and showcasing their talent.”