MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the conclusion of the successful 2016 Art of Catering Food event held in Washington, DC, Catersource and the International Caterers Association (ICA) announce that the renowned culinary training program will join the flagship Catersource show. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Catersource, the Show for Catering and Event Professionals, is embracing its southern roots and headed back to its city of origin – New Orleans – March 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Registration for Catersource will open in October, with Early Bird rates through December 6. Sign up to be notified when registration opens by visiting: http://ubm.io/CS2017interest.
With New Orleans as the quintessential backdrop for inspiration, Catersource 2017 will be alive with the creativity of the city's cuisine, culture and entertainment. An expected 7,000 catering and event professionals will gather to discover new ideas to expand their businesses through premier educational sessions and networking opportunities. Further, more than 400 exhibitors will showcase the newest, trendsetting products at the sprawling tradeshow, featuring culinary and design competitions, tastings and more.
AOCF at CS2017: A Three-Day Culinary Immersion School
Expanding the culinary program at Catersource, The Art of Catering Food joins the Catersource conference program. Providing a three-day intensive course for chefs and catering kitchen staff, the AOCF provides inspiration as it always has through in-depth and specialized content for menu development. Discover new ingredients, recipes and techniques while sampling creative cuisine.
"We've heard your feedback and are excited to better serve our community of catering and event professionals. By adding AOCF to the Catersource 2017 conference in March, more caterers and event planners are able to join us," said Catersource Brand Director Ron Bigley. "While chefs are learning about culinary trends and sampling new recipes, their counterparts can participate in equally immersive education that covers business practices, expert logistics, design and much more."
Bring the Entire Team to Divide & Conquer
Managers, designers and culinarians – there's something for every staff member at Catersource 2017. Catersource, in partnership with the International Caterers Association, will present education sessions suitable for any level of event and catering professional to gain valuable resources and expand their skillset. Stay tuned as the conference tracks and renowned featured speakers are revealed in the coming months.
For more information go to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on the AOCF conference website.
For 25 years, Catersource has served as the world's premier educational resource and expansive network for the catering and special events industry. Catersource, the Show for Catering and Event Professionals, produces in-depth educational offerings, networking opportunities, and a marketplace of cutting-edge products at the largest industry conference and tradeshow. Catersource magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for industry professionals who are passionate about their businesses, is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. For more information, visit catersource.com. Catersource is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
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