The Caffè Culture Show returns with new features and fresh content

08 Apr 2014

The Caffè Culture Show returns to Olympia National from 14-15 May with new features and fresh content.

The Caffè Culture Show returns to Olympia Central for the 9th consecutive year. With over 200 national and international exhibitors and 5,000 trade visitors attending across two days, the show continues to be the UK café bar market’s focal point of the year.

Visitors can expect to get expert advice on choosing the right products for their business, as well as see the latest industry innovations while sampling hundreds of premium products from larger well-known brands and independent suppliers.  The show is a must attend for independent café owners and buyers from the high street chains, hotels and restaurants looking for fresh ideas and inspiration, hospitality businesses looking to expand and improve upon their coffee offering and new entrants to the market seeking expert advice.

The show will once again provide invaluable business support from industry figureheads with a full programme of free seminars and live interactive food and drink demonstrations.  In addition, 2014 will see the Caffè Culture Show taking a new artisanal focus, reflecting the growing consumer desires to know where their food has been sourced.

With the profile of baking in the UK rising considerably over the past few years and coffee enthusiasts becoming more demanding of the quality of baked goods, the Caffè Culture Show will feature seminar content led by Peter Sidwell of TV’s Britain’s Best Bakery.  Visitors can learn about the latest baking trends and how to boost their profits by adding freshly baked products to their businesses.

Furthermore, the show will host dedicated Street Food seminars led by Richard Johnson, creator of the British Street Food Awards, who will offer advice on how vendors can capitalise on the fastest growing sector of the food industry. The show will also feature some specific content aimed at current street food vendors or those looking to enter this lucrative sector; there is currently no event in the country for these entrepreneurs to go for practical advice so the show will answer a growing demand for sound business advice for this niche group of people.

In response to growing customer demand to know where their food has been sourced and trends for locally produced food and drink growing year on year, an area of the show, supported by The Artisan Food Trail, will be dedicated to a new artisan food market, bringing together a host of independent suppliers and producers, allowing visitors to source the very latest in locally sourced products.

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For more information, contact Andy Taylor on andy.taylor@rlpltd.co.uk or Emma Humphrey on emma.humphrey@olympia.co.uk

Notes to Editors

About Olympia London

Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment.

The recent £30 million redevelopment of Olympia West and Central has provided the venue with new-found flexibility for events of every size, bringing modern facilities and British heritage together.
Olympia London presently operates alongside Earls Court, with shared staff and values. Together our businesses are recognised in the industry for exceptional levels of customer service and support, and our numerous awards are testament to our clients' satisfaction.