Catersource to Reward Catering Industry’s Future Star with $8,000+ Prize Package
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catersource, the world’s premier educational resource and expansive network for the catering and events industry, today announced it will choose the next catering superstar. The $9 billion U.S. catering industry, which includes corporate and personal events and institutional services such as military, schools, and other groups, is rapidly evolving. Consumers spend on experiences rather than “things,” and food and entertainment is a significant part of that trend.
Who is today’s caterer? Caterers range from solopreneurs to high-end event planners to fast-casual restaurants to technology companies. Fast food operators enter the industry and apps enable consumers to easily browse and select. Robot-assisted food/beverage prep moves from novelty to necessity. “Creative innovation will help businesses compete in the brave new catering world,” says Scott Dominguez, Brand Director for Catersource. “As an industry ‘sherpa’ for 20+ years, Catersource is leveling the playing field and helping businesses—both new and established—get smarter and scale quicker,” he adds.
To qualify for the Award, one must have been in business fewer than three years. Entrants post videos and professional judging will be augmented by “a people’s social media vote.”
Judges are three industry leaders, representing different sectors.
-- Kristin Banta, Creative Director of Kristin Banta Events Inc., leading event design, planning, and production house -- Dan Berger, Founder & CEO of Social Tables, a software solution used by leading event planners -- Paul Saginaw, Co-Founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. The Zingerman’s brand is known for innovative thinking beyond traditional food services.
The Prize: VIP experience at Catersource 2019 for the winner and a guest, including airfare, hotel, passes to the Art of Catering Food program, 1:1 mentoring with each Future Star judge, and an all-access pass to the full Catersource event, including all conference sessions, exhibits, networking activities and the Spark! Awards Gala.
About Catersource Catersource is the world’s premier resource dedicated to the education and growth of catering and event professionals. Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business, producing in-depth educational offerings at the largest industry conference and tradeshow. Catersource’s live education also extends itself into the digital world year-round, with rich editorial content in its e-newsletter products, its website catersource.com, and in its annual January show issue, printed and mailed to over 30,000 industry influencers.
Catersource is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.
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