First of the new features will be The Euro-toques Live Stage. Following on from the success of the Euro-toques area within CATEX 2013 and the feedback from the many chefs who sat in on both demonstrations and master classes, Euro-toques (along with some winners from the Young Chef of the Year) and IFSA plan to repeat this unique culinary information exchange once more at Food & Bev Live 2014. The theme of these demonstrations will follow the theme of this years Euro toques Young Chef of the Year – Food Memories. A Panel of Euro-toques members will also work closely with IFSA in preparation of the menu for the Champion of Champions gala dinner at F+B LIVE.
Sodexo Ireland, are also bringing another first to the event when they will stage the very first “Sodexo Challenge @ F&B Live”. For the event, Sodexo Ireland has commissioned one of Ireland’s best known chefs, Derry Clarke, to set a culinary challenge for selected members of the company’s 500-strong chef team called the Sodexo Chefs Challenge. Said Derek Reilly, Executive Chef for Sodexo Ireland, said “We are delighted to be working with the team at Food & Bev Live next year and the challenge set by Derry Clarke will give our culinary team the opportunity to display their skills in front of a live audience.
Award winning agency Noel Recruitment are hosting the all-new Recruitment Hub at the event. The hub will comprise a recruitment clinic and advice desk for prospective candidates and emplyers looking for new staff and will also showcase training solutions and up-skilling possibilities forboth client companies and individual candidates.
The all-new Foodpak Zone will be launched at Food & Bev Live 2014. Food and Beverage suppliers are always on the lookout for innovative packaging solutions to help their products stand outfrom the competition. A dedicated area at the show will be available to suppliers of new packaging solutions for the market particularly the artisan sector, which both exhibit and visit this event in great numbers.
Said Sean Martin, Chairman of IFSA, "The inaugural Food & Bev Live 2012 was a big success for us and therefore a very tough act to follow but we believe that we have met the challenge we have brought some very exciting new features for 2014. From chefs’ skills to packing and recruitment we’re seeking out every information need out there in the industry and endeavouring to provide the best in advice and demonstrations that we can. We’re very excited to present this bigger and better show to our industry.“
FOOD AND BEV LIVE 2014 is an exciting one-day event aimed at stimulating the Foodservice and Hospitality industry and - there is no other national event dedicated to this purpose that also stages of a range of foodservice skills competitions.
Organised by the Industry for the Industry and sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin, FOOD & BEV LIVE 2014 is set-up to celebrate excellence, showcasing over 60 of the country’s top suppliers. The event will once again be a hotbed of industry promotion, networking and dialogue, attracting an attendance of over 1500 Chefs, Baristas, Bartenders, Food & Beverage Managers, Hotel Managers, Restaurant Managers, Coffee Bar & Café Owners and more.
For more information on the show and regular feature updates see: www.foodandbev.ie