Five reasons The Restaurant Show is the industry’s ultimate diary date

The Restaurant Show returns on 1-3 October 2018 and promises to be an unmissable occasion for the hospitality industry. Featuring Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo, this year sees The Restaurant Show celebrating 30 years at the heart of the industry and plans are afoot to make 2018 the best year yet. Here are just a few reasons why the show is the ultimate diary date for anyone in hospitality:

Inspiring speakers: Top industry names and leaders are once again set to take to the live stage at The Restaurant Show. While the full live line-up is still to be revealed, the show consistently attracts some of the industry’s most exciting names, so it’s safe to say the stage will be packed with inspiration.

Debates that motivate: With a wide range of subjects up for discussion, whatever your role in the industry, The Stage will feature a session to motivate and move you. From sustainability to supercharging your sales, The Restaurant Show is the place to hear from the experts and have your burning business questions answered.

Exciting live action: Over in the show’s Competition Theatre, passionate professionals will be putting their talents to the test across the three days. This includes the final of the industry’s most prestigious competition, National Chef of the Year on 2nd October. Also, not to be missed is the crowning of a new Young National Chef of the Year. Plus, there’s more heat in the kitchen, with the return of several other top culinary competitions including The Kikkoman Masters and Compass Chef of The Year.

Innovation and ideas: With over 450 suppliers expected to be in attendance at this year’s show, there will be plenty to try, taste and discover. Whether you’re looking to find interiors inspiration, new ingredients for your menu, equipment to improve efficiency or simply to see how some of the latest trends could work for you, this is the place to be. From food & drink, to tableware, technology and all the latest equipment for the kitchen, you’ll find it all under one roof.

Contact and connections: In such a demanding industry it can be hard to find the time to network or connect with colleagues, friends and associates. As a major highlight in the hospitality sector’s calendar, The Restaurant Show provides the perfect setting to do just this. You can catch up with contacts and make new ones, all whilst learning about the latest trends and sourcing new products and suppliers.

Visit The Restaurant Show 2018 and you’re sure to leave enthused about the industry and full of ideas to take back to your own establishment. Find out more at