Education Catering Exhibition

Running alongside LACA - The Main Event, the Education Catering Exhibition is the only show in the UK which is dedicated to catering in education.

With caterers facing a greater challenge than ever before to deliver the right meal at the right price, the exhibition will provide visitors with the ideal environment in which to meet suppliers and manufacturers who can offer products and solutions to help them.

The Education Catering Exhibition is an unrivalled opportunity to source new ideas and innovations and compare a range of suppliers under one roof.  Over 160 exhibitors will showcase food and beverages, equipment, systems and services.

There are a host of other great features for visitors at this year's show...

Great British Bake Off's Candice Brown

A series of live interactive demonstrations giving visitors the chance to get 'hands on' with skills to enhance your school servery and presentation of your lunchtime offer.  They include cake decorating, bread making and a UK Food Plan demonstration.

FREE to attend workshops
Held between 9.30 and 10.30 on Wednesday and Thursday. 
Take part in the interactive sessions and join our guest chefs, Candice Brown, Great Britsh Bake Off winner and TV's Cyrus Todiwala a
s they cook some delicious food working to the same budget (£1.30 a head) as the LACA School Chef of the Year competitors!  

This year's School Chef of the Year winner, Michael Goulston will also demonstrate his winning dishes.


TV Chef, Cyrus Todiwala

A very popular feature of the exhibition, LACA Finishing Touches will return for 2018.
Held in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, there are 12 classes for school caterers to enter. 
Finishing Touches is once again set to become one of the most talked about features of LACA 2018.  
Full details are available

Pasta King will be providing a FREE lunch for visitors to the exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday. 
Lunch will be served in the Norfolk and Devon rooms at the hotel between 12pm-2pm, a donation to the chair's charities is appreciated

Exhibition Opening Times
Wednesday 11th July | 9.30 - 17.00
Thursday 12th July | 8.30 - 16.30

FREE parking is available in the NEC East 4 car park with a shuttle bus service running throughout the exhibition opening times

Please note: The exhibition is only open to school meal providers and public sector caterers.  Any supplier wishing to be escorted around the Education Catering Exhibition - please call 0845 108 5504Any supplier attending the event and not on an escorted tour or exhibiting will be charged the associate member supplier day delegate fee of £385 or the non-member supplier day delegate fee of £895.

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