Catersource is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

The Catering Industry Has Doubled in the Past Decade

Don't miss out on your seat at the party
Don't be the last to arrive at the party. Get your spot with the thriving catering industry audience today.

Catering industry revenue has doubled in 10 years!
Catering is growing faster than all other foodservice segments for the third year in a row  – another 5.6%* growth predicted in 2013. In our premier issue, we estimated that the catering industry was worth $14 billion in 2001, and now we know...

The industry will exceed $45 billion in 2013.
All signs indicate further expansion in the catering market. If it continues at this pace, we could see double-digit growth over the next 10 years.

It All Adds Up: Catering Is Big Business
Independent catering companies   $8.3 billion
Hotel catering, banquet and hospitality operations $5.7 billion
Sports, entertainment and cultural venue catering $3.9 billion
College/university foodservice catering (self-operated) $1.5 billion
Contract managed foodservice catering $5.4 billion
Restaurant private dining catering $7.1 billion
Delivery, QSR, retail, supermarket $12.4 billion
Military foodservice catering $1.5 billion

Total sales may not include total revenue from bar services or incremental sales revenue generated from additional services provided by caterers such as space or venue fees, event rentals including equipment, vehicles, tabletop, décor and other needs including staffing, entertainment, wedding and event services.

Sources: U.S. Census, Catersource CCU, IBIS World, National Restaurant Association

Expand your market share in this fast-growing segment.
If you are not exhibiting at the Catersource Tradeshow or advertising in Catersource magazine and through our digital channels, chances are you are missing real sales opportunities in the thriving catering segment.

Catersource Magazine, Conference & Tradeshow is the leading source for news, education and resources, connecting foodservice, hospitality and event suppliers with industry buyers.

Contact us for more information on this lucrative industry.

Laurie Scheel
Advertising Director / Associate Publisher
[email protected]
Direct: 310.374.1057

Kathryn Frankson
Senior Account Manager
[email protected]
Direct: 612.253.2021

Dave Pruka
Tradeshow Director
[email protected]
Direct: 612.253.2026

*2013 National Restaurant Association Industry Forecast