There’s not long to go until The Restaurant Show 2019 opens its doors and welcomes all sectors of the hospitality industry. Whether you’re looking to make your business more sustainable, boost profit margins, increase loyalty or staff retention – this year’s event is packed full of insightful speakers and innovative exhibitors to help you achieve your goals. Can you afford to miss out? The show returns to Kensington Olympia on 30th September – 2nd October, featuring Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo.

A live line-up to inspire

This year’s show brings together some of the industry’s most well-known names to share the secrets of their success, including PizzaExpress, itsu, Starbucks and Diageo. Plus, there’s a chance to hear from Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality on what’s next for the industry. Get inspired by the topics up for discussion including personalisation and how this enhances loyalty, the benefits of storytelling, how gamification could boost your business and what voice tech means for the industry. These are just a few of the lively sessions taking place on The Stage this year.

Sustainable hospitality in action

Sustainability has long presented both challenges and opportunities for the hospitality industry, that’s why it’s top of the agenda at The Restaurant Show 2019. You’ll find a whole host of sustainable innovations from exhibitors including JenPak Ltd’s new eco-friendly range of crockery made from Bagasse – also known as recycled sugarcane. There are reusable to go cups made from coffee waste from FSG Tableware Ltd as well as sustainable LED neon signs from SmiLED Light Ltd and many more environmentally friendly solutions to discover.

Over in Catering Equipment Expo you will be able to check out a planet-friendly product that’s been attracting plenty of industry attention – the Recycled Plastic Bottle Jackets from Continental Chef Supplies (CCS). Part of the Chefs Against Plastic Waste campaign, these high quality jackets are a must see.

This year’s show aims to be as sustainable as possible and organisers have once again partnered with FareShare – the UK’s largest food redistribution charity. The charity has been working with the food industry for more than 20 years to identify quality, in date surplus food that can be redistributed to local charities. At the end of the show FareShare will conduct a surplus food collection service for all exhibitors, preventing unnecessary food and drink going to waste, and offering all suppliers the chance to donate their excess products to feed people in need.

Sample the latest launches

What is a visit to The Restaurant Show without sampling some of the finest food and drink from top suppliers? As always, the event promises plenty to try, from craft ales to coffee and everything in between, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the latest food and drink launches.

For a plant-based fix, check out Biff’s Kitchen, who are promising the world’s most indulgent plant-based burgers, made from the world’s weirdest fruit. These ‘Crispy fried’ jackfruit quarter-pounders are not to be missed!

Multi-award-winning Flora Teas have been featured on BBC Dragons’ Den and will be bringing you their very special new range of teas filled with aromatic flowers, which bloom into a captivating display when placed in boiling water.

How about boosting the health credentials of a favourite indulgence? Take a look at the plant-based pizza bases or complete pizzas with vegetables in the dough from Elisa Food SRL, they’re healthy, low carb and are even available as gluten free too.

Other exciting launches to sample include Dark Chocolate Popcorn Bites from the popcorn pros at Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn, brand new white chocolate gelato from Joe Delucci’s and a delicious new range of coleslaws and potato salad from 110 year old brand Naylor Farms.

Get your ticket to the event of the year

With so much on offer all under one roof – can you afford to miss out on The Restaurant Show 2019? This annual event is the ultimate destination to find inspiration, learn about the latest trends, source products and suppliers or simply network with industry contacts. To find out more about this year’s speakers, sessions and exhibitors and register to attend the show go to www.therestaurantshow.co.uk.

It’s free to attend and the visitor badge will give you full access to the trade show, which includes a dedicated Bar and Pub zone and Catering Equipment Expo run in association with Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment.

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