Education Catering Exhibition

Education catering exhibition

Running alongside LACA The Main Event, it 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.  Take a look at the exhibitor list and floorplan.

Exhibition features


A live demonstration area that will feature a series of sessions featuring the latest food trends and how you can adapt and implement into your service. 

These will include a look at vegan and plant based diets a demonstration from this year's LACA School Chef of the Year winner and more...

FREE to attend workshops

Held between 10.00 and 12.00 on Wednesday 10 July;

  • Tendering & Procurement including use of existing templates and frameworks to compile tender documents - Julia Richardson, GS Plus
  • The increase in popularity of veganism and plant-based diets and how to implement these within your service - Helen Taylor, Forest Green Rovers and Mark Banhan, Vegan Society
  • Allergens update, helping you comply with new new law - Jacqui McPeake, Allergen Accreditation
  • Apprenticeships & LACA Workforce Development Standards - Anne Bull and Beverley Baker, LACA board members
  • This School Chef of the Year 2019 winner, will also demonstrate their winning dishes.

LACA Finishing Touches


A very popular feature of the exhibition, it will return for 2019.  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 2019.  Exhibition Opening Times






Wednesday 10 July:  9.30 - 17.00
Thursday 11 July:  8.30 - 16.30

Free parking will be available

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way,
Marston Green,
B40 1PP


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