Restaurant Show expands with new addition

The Restaurant Show floor

By Ishaan Tugnait

A new corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) focused exhibition will run alongside this year’s Restaurant Show at Olympia to satisfy the driving demand from the foodservice sector for health and nutrition, responsible sourcing, sustainability and ethical business.

Conscious Hospitality Show brings together over 50 exhibitors from across the sector and showcases a range of products and services – from eco-friendly cleaning products to food waste management services and catering equipment.

A live theatre will host a line up of restaurateurs and food waste experts who will inspire visitors with sustainable practice insight, hints and tips and live examples of eco-friendly initiatives that can be applied to most businesses to improve their CSER credentials and boost their bottom line.

Tackling real issues such as the true cost of ‘going green’, experts will discuss the business case for moving towards sustainable and ethical practices. Local versus global sourcing will also be addressed with the panel untangling the complexities and contradictions at the heart of the sustainable sourcing debate.

Elizabeth Duncan, commercial director for Conscious Hospitality Show, said: “Market sentiment indicates that many diners are choosing where to eat based on menu provenance, sustainable practices and how the restaurant gives back to the community. As consumers make more considered decisions about where they spend their money, outlets are aligning their practices to ensure that their offering is in line with the wants and needs of their target market.

“With such a strong industry focus on sustainability and social responsibility, we have created a dedicated show that will help chefs, caterers and foodservice operators to find out more about the products and services that will allow them to run more sustainably and with CSER credentials that will support their business to grow.”

The Restaurant Show is an exhibition offering the tools required to run a successful and profitable foodservice business. Conscious Hospitality Show will run alongside The Restaurant Show 5 – 7 October 2015 at Olympia, London. For further information visit The Restaurant Show’s website here.

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