Pioneer Foodservice trade show comes of age

Pioneer Food Show

Caterforce member celebrates 21st year of catering event

Pioneer Foodservice’s catering trade show is celebrating a landmark birthday, as it prepares to throw its doors open to customers for a 21st year.

The Carlisle-based Caterforce member is welcoming popular brands, including Heinz and Nestle, to its show in the Cumbrian city on 24 and 25 February, with representatives from catering and hospitality companies in England and Scotland expected to attend.

More than 60 regional and national suppliers will be displaying their wares at the event at The Shepherds in Carlisle, along with new innovation from Pioneer itself.

“This is our 21st show and we’re immensely excited about this year’s event,” said Manager Director of Pioneer Foodservice, Graham Jenkins.

“We think it’s going to be the best so far. With a wide choice of quality products from national and regional suppliers on show, visitors will be treated to an event where we come together to celebrate our passion for food.”

More than 1,300 visitors attended Pioneer’s showcase event last year, with an even bigger turnout expected this year – and anybody from the catering and hospitality trade welcome to come along.

One of the key points that Pioneer hopes will appeal to customers is its ongoing commitment to local entrepreneurs and business owners.

“We invite all caterers to come along to the event as big savings can be made on the day,” Jenkins added.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet our suppliers and get to know their product ranges.

 “As well as sampling the range of grocery, chilled and frozen goods at the show, visitors will be able to try our own Lakeland beef and a variety of sausages, including our famous Cumberland sausage of course.”

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