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Catersource Conference & Tradeshow - March 10-13, 2013 - Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas


Competition between caterers unlocks a creative streak that everyone can learn from and be proud of.
 The 2013 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow once again gives caterers a chance to showcase and show off their best work in a variety of fun, informative and exciting contests. Plus: thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are up for grabs!

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.

Tabletop Contest

The ever-popular Tabletop Contest brings creative ideas to life! You’ll be inspired by the themes, unique use of materials and concepts set up by caterers and planners in this camera-worthy contest. PLUS: David Tutera will return to discuss the designs and award his pick for favorite tabletop.

Buffet Contest

An old favorite makes a return to the 2013 Catersource Conference. The Buffet Contest will showcase some of the most unique ideas in design, presentation, use of materials and WOW factor! Not since 2009 have we showcased the creativity of buffet design, so we look forward to seeing what new and exciting concepts caterers have to share. The displays of this contest will be featured at the Buffet/Boxed Lunch event and winners will be selected by attendee vote.

"Out of the Box" Boxed Lunch Contest

Boxed lunches and drop-off catering are still hot sources of revenue. Caterers, restaurants and other foodservice segments know that this type of catering opens up an opportunity for a huge ROI. Show off your best-selling ideas for this profit center with creative box, bag or plated and delivered lunches and provide all attendees with some great ideas "to-go" in the Catersource “Out of the Box” Boxed Lunch Contest.