A record number of visitors from the foodservice, hospitality and on-trade sectors attended this year’s Catex, sponsored by Bunzl and Calor, which took place from February 21st – 23rd at the RDS Simmonscourt.

11,756 visitors flocked through the doors of the new look show to do business with the 250+ exhibitors.

Reporting significant sales and leads, initial exhibitor feedback has been very strong, with many indicating that the show’s mix of products, seminars and competitions was a winning combination.

During the expo, a number of important nationwide competitions took place, including the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. Tobias Streitenberger from Castlebar was crowned the Delata Hotel Group Senior Chef of the Year, while Maria Sweeney from Baxterstory was crowned the Delata Hotel Group Junior Chef of the Year.

“Glastry Farm now has all-island distribution. We’ve made some excellent and concrete leads at CATEX over the three days,” said Will Taylor of Glastry Farm.

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