The Hotel & Catering Show takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday 8th March and Wednesday 9th March 2016. It is one of the UK’s longest running hospitality and food service events, and is celebrating 60 years in 2016. The show fills two halls, and this year, in response to increased industry demand, the Solent Hall will now be totally dedicated to drink products & related services, and called the Liquid Hall.
Located in the Liquid Hall will be the Mixology Bar; the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink zone organised in partnership with Nectar Imports and the UK Bartenders Guild, situated around a central feature Bar. Here mixologists will work with local drinks to deliver demos and workshops. Alongside the Bar, the drinks hall will also have an Erdinger Pils beer garden.
Sue Palmer, Marketing Manager at Nectar Imports says “The new Liquid Hall provides us with a great environment in which to showcase some of the fantastic brands we represent including local specialities and smaller, premium brands in the drinks trade. Outside London, this is a unique chance to see what’s new in the drinks trade”.
Salvatore Damiano, Vice Chairman of the UK Bartenders Guild, and Lounge and Bar Manager of the Captain’s Club Hotel, Christchurch says “The UK Bartenders’ Guild are looking forward to this opportunity to show off the fantastic mixology skills of our barmen. Our barmen are the top in their field and never fail to impress with their creations ”.
Mike Anderson, Director of Hale Events says “The experience and expertise of Nectar Imports and The UK Bartenders Guild brings the show something really special and we can’t wait to find out all about the latest and emerging trends in mixology and the drinks sector”.
The Hotel & Catering Show features new and innovative products & services, and hundreds of delicious food and drink product tastings. Both halls will feature an artisan area which will showcase local food and drink producers, many of whom are unique to the show, organised in partnership with Dorset Food & Drink and Hampshire Fare. There is also a lively demo theatre in the Windsor Hall, which combines celebrated chefs, who will share skills and knowledge with you, with cooking demos by local chefs, bakers and more.
Whether you are looking to source new suppliers or are in search of the latest and most original products on the market, this is the leading hospitality and food service event for the South.