Suffolk catering equipment distributor Akro is preparing to host a one-day catering fair later this month in a move that will bring local caterers closer to the equipment it offers.
More than a dozen major catering equipment brands have given their backing to the event, which will take place on Wednesday 18 September at the company’s premises in Mildenhall.
“This is a free event for the catering and hospitality market and there will be some special offers on purchases made on the day, with Kennett Leasing also available to talk about various leasing options,” explained Akro’s Claire Batt.
“This is the first time we have hosted our own exhibition and we hope to make this a yearly thing,” she added.
The event will see live cooking and product demonstrations from the likes of Rational, Electrolux, Frima, Synergy Grill, Bradshaw, Bravilor and Lincat.
A range of newly-launched products, including Burco filter water boilers, Lincat Gigao Fast ovens and Electrolux hood-type dishwashers, will also be available for Akro’s customers to see for the first time.
In addition to kitchen equipment, suppliers of crockery, cutlery, cleaning chemicals and paper hygiene products will be taking part.
Several have donated equipment to a prize draw that the distributor will be hosting on the day. Visitors will also have the chance to win a Rational oven, Batt said.