The Restaurant Show moves to a national scale in the centre of the UK, at the NEC, Birmingham for the first time this April (29th – 1st May) as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows in a move that will offer visitors the most comprehensive package of co-located shows of their type anywhere in the UK.


The Restaurant Show joins Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show to bring together over 1200 exhibitors covering the entire UK food and drink supply chain.


The flagship tradeshow for chefs, restauranteurs, casual dining operators, pubs and street food operators, its timely move to Birmingham reflects the changing landscape of hospitality and the burgeoning restaurant scene in cities throughout the UK.


Visitors can expect a wealth of innovation and expertise as some of the UK’s best-loved chefs and most up-and-coming suppliers take to the show floor. Expect to see stand out exhibitors including hospitality software specialists Polaris Elements (Stand JJ220), Aviko UKI (Stand LL280), Hobart Service (Stand LL230), premium one-of-a-kind cocktail producers Massimiliano’s (Stand GG229), Love Handmade Cakes (Stand GG241) and Be Inclusive Hospitality (Stand JJ243), a not-for-profit dedicated to fostering race equity in hospitality.  For the full list of exhibitors and products on show, visit: https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/


The show is also set to welcome eight of the country’s leading names for exclusive book signing sessions – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for exhibitors and visitors alike to meet their culinary heroes.  To find out more visit https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/live-events-2024/book-signings


Meanwhile, across the three days of The Restaurant Show, two stages on the show floor are dedicated to the trials and tribulations of life in hospitality. The Chefs’ Stage focuses in on the lives and careers of some of the UK’s most successful chefs, including Akhtar Islam, Kenny Atkinson, Dipna Anand, Brad Carter and Sabrina Gidda. The Restaurant Stage tackles the practical side of running a hospitality business with advice and insight from industry experts including Patrick McNulty, Head Chef, Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms, Alex Claridge, Chef-Patron, The Wilderness and Emma Reynolds, Co-Founder, Tonkotsu.


Key highlights of the schedule’s programme include:
• The UK eating out consumer: What you need to know, Monday 29th April, 10.45am
• On your radar: Chefs to watch in 2024, Monday 29th April, 11.30am
• Rising costs: What support is out there and what more needs to be done, Tuesday 30th April, 10.45am
• The making of a Michelin Star pub, Tuesday 30th April, 3.15pm
• How can restaurants use their influence to effect global change through customer food choices? Wednesday 1st May, 1.45pm
• Hospitality technology: Using tech to enhance experience, Wednesday 1st May, 2.30pm


See the full line up of sessions and speakers here: https://www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/sessions-2024#/seminars/


Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed, said: “The time is ripe to bring The Restaurant Show – and everything it delivers to the hospitality industry – under the umbrella of our fantastic UK Food & Drink Shows. 30% of our existing audience in Birmingham already operate in hospitality in some capacity and so what better way to enhance their visit than bring this longstanding event to the NEC.

“With exclusive chef content as well as the latest tips and trends to look out for, I urge you to register for your free pass today”: https://the-restaurant-show-2024.reg.buzz/


Covering the entire industry, the UK Food & Drink Shows are unparalleled in their ability to bring people together, build and foster better relationships, discover business building insight and celebrate innovation, all with the support of the multi-award-winning William Reed brand.

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