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AFR Design Challenge

AFR Event Furnishings will be the presenting sponsor for the popular Design Challenge on the ES Idea Factory Expo Show Floor. Having gained a popular following in past years, you’re not going to want to miss any of the excitement in 2013 as we pit Industry Icon, Lenny Talarico, CSEP against up and coming Rising Star, Jessica L. Zeidler for the ultimate design-off on March 12th.

Vision of Palate

Wedding Reception Food Styling by Peter Callahan Feast with your eyes and indulge in stylish offerings created by Peter Callahan Catering. At the Vision of Palate event you will engage in a food stylist approach to innovative catering displays for the now bride, while enjoying cutting edge edible trends.


Thank you to all our sponsors who are instrumental in the success of our 21st annual show!

ACF Culinary Challenge

Now in its third year at Catersource, the ACF Culinary Challenge Las Vegas will give both rising and established culinary stars an opportunity to compete in a variety of cooking, cake decorating, decorative centerpieces, sugar centerpieces and carving competitions to win ACF Medals.

2013 Exhibitors

Hundreds of companies that support the catering and events industry will be on-hand to show you the latest products and services available. Take advantage of the many discounted show specials, meet with your vendors face-to-face and discover new suppliers who want to do business with you.

Informational, relevant and important education!

No one in the industry brings you more relevant education than Catersource! The educational program at the 2013 Catersource Conference includes more than 100 sessions, demos and presentations. From entry level to experienced, you'll find a wide array of topics and subject matter that will fit your...

Experience ideas in action!

We are pleased to offer many optional events and activities as part of the learning opportunities at the 2013 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow. Some are ticket, some included, each gives you the chance to expand your knowledge and tailor your Catersource experience.

Harmony at Hard Rock

A video interview with Cade Nagy and Dan Smith, co-producers of the Monday night Harmony event

LWPI Seminar

Expand Your Expertise through Education Learn it. Teach it. Sell it. Meet Dina Manzo from HGTV’s Dina’s Party and learn to host party planning workshops using Dina’s new series of courses for the avid party planner. Discover how to capture the sophisticated DIY client and turn their vision into dollars.

Preston's Table

You have seen the designs he has done for celebrities, athletes, royals and CEO's. Now, Celebrity Event Designer, Preston Bailey, openly shares his time-tested sales techniques with Preston's Table attendees. This intimate conversation with Preston will include: • visual demonstrations and sales techniques applicable to clients adhering to the three different price points: Low, Medium and High • how to perfect the art of up-selling