FWD unveils what’s on menu at Catersummit

The future of independent caterers will come under the spotlight at Catersummit, the foodservice supply chain conference.

The event, which this year has the title On the Menu: Changing Tastes and Driving Demand, is organised by the FWD, and will explore how pressure from both the Government and the consumer is changing menus, and how wholesalers and suppliers can help their customers to meet the challenge of these changes while retaining margins.

Government, wholesaler, supplier and caterer representatives will give their views on the practicalities of implementing the regulations. Subjects under discussion will include food safety, hygiene and nutrition and the forthcoming requirements on calorie labelling, trans fats and salt.

Other issues of concern to the supply chain to be debated include Government procurement standards, excessive legislation and gold plating’ of EU regulations, waste and recycling, environmental commitments and challenges around logistics.

A second session will look at how the supply chain can co-operate within this legislative and economic backdrop to provide independent foodservice operators with the support they need to thrive.

Speakers will be from:

Department of Health;

3663;

Sodexo;

Coca-Cola Enterprises;

Milk Link;

Creed Foodservice;

him!; and

SalesOut

Catersummit takes place at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on October 18 with dinner and the Pritchitt’s Telesales Achiever awards the previous evening.

l To book contact Nikki Connor on 01323 724952 or nikki@fwd-uk.com.

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