See the Trends. Set the Trends.
The Catersource Conference & Tradeshow is the only annual event of its kind. A show of unrivaled influence and inspiration, it’s a spirited gathering of all the people, ideas, and trending innovations shaping the catering and events industry.
Conference & Tradeshow Information
Dates: February 24 - 27, 2019
Location: New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Address: 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Get Schooled by the Best in the Business
We could all learn from proven industry vets—and from fresh new voices. The education opportunities at Catersource feature presentations from more than 100 industry luminaries who have been there, done that, and are armed with content that’s trendy, thought-provoking, and always influential.
Catersource Conference Program
Four full days of access to 135+ sessions focused on all the strategies transforming the events and foodservice landscape.
the Art of Catering Food
Immersive, culinary-intensive boutique event with sessions and demos featuring insider tips and techniques—by chefs, for chefs!
You Have Options!
We offer several pass types, each specifically-designed to address your professional goals, business needs, and budget.
Meet Your People. Find Your Solutions.
The Catersource tradeshow is a bustling marketplace—a vibrant agora bringing together thousands of the catering and event industries’ most invested professionals and solution providers. This is where welcoming exhibitor booths, relaxed happy hours, community-building receptions, award ceremonies, and bonus education all converge to celebrate our industry and drive it forward.
Expand Your Network
Receptions and happy hours where a simple “hello” to a fellow attendee often leads to an engaging discussion, business contact, or even a new friend.
Be More Innovative
Fun and enlightening festivities, tastings, and competitions show you the most creative food designs, cocktail R&D programs, and more!
Source Products and Services
We’ve got 300+ suppliers from specialty foods to trending tech to design, transportation, and more—ready to help you wow your clients and customers.
Who Attends Catersource?
We might come from different places, have diverse skillsets and unique talents, but we share a common bond: a sincere passion and enthusiasm for the catering and events industry. Regardless of your role, Catersource is the place to make new connections, learn from the crème de la crème, and source the innovations that are all the rage in your profession.
Imaginative and resourceful, you know that food brings people together and take pride in being that conduit of connection.
Intelligent and trendy, you’re always looking to organize and execute the most buzzworthy events in town.
Talented and creative, you’re hungry for ingredients and techniques to elevate your recipes and spread joy through your culinary creations.
Hard-working with an undying entrepreneurial spirit, you appreciate the elegance of our industry and are driven to build your business.