Award-Winning Chef and World-Renowned TV Personality Curtis Stone to Present at Catersource 2019
The Leading Conference and Tradeshow for Catering and Event Planners Returns to New Orleans, LA February 24 – 27
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catersource, the world’s premier educational resource and expansive network for the catering and events industry, today revealed that Curtis Stone, chef, restauranteur, author, and TV-star will present at its 2019 event. Chef Stone will be joined by Ingrid Nagy, CEO & Owner of By Design Collective and International Live Events Association (ILEA) immediate past president, for a lively Q&A. In its 27th year, Catersource is heading back to its city of origin – New Orleans – February 24-27, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. To register as press for Catersource, please visit: conference.catersource.com/press-registration.
Registration for Catersource is open, with Early Bird rates through December 7, 2018. For more information and to register, please visit: https://catering.connect.ubm.com/2019
In his session, “Catersource Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Chef Curtis Stone,” Stone will discuss the 2018 launch of Curtis Stone Events (CSE), spinning off from the live fire cooking and whole animal butchering format at Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant. Stone will delve into how the food landscape is shifting, how he’s remained at the forefront with the success of his Los Angeles restaurants – Maude and Gwen, and how he is maintaining the quality and integrity of the restaurant hospitality experience. The lunch and learn will take place on Monday, February 25, from 11:45am – 1:15pm in Great Hall A.
“With the launch of Chef Stone’s off-premise catering division, Curtis Stone Events, I knew he would be a game changing addition to the Catersource educational lineup. The off-premise catering market currently generates billions of dollars annually, making his experience a perfect fit for our attendees,” said Kathleen Stoehr, director of community & content strategy, Catersource. “By the time we get to Catersource in New Orleans, Chef Stone will have a full year on the books at CSE. Our attendees will learn so much from his journey and can apply his insight and lessons learned to their own event and catering businesses in the future.”
About Curtis StoneCurtis Stone is a chef, restauranteur, author, media personality, and businessman. He began his cooking career at the early age of 18 and opened his first solo restaurant, Maude, in Beverly Hills in 2014. Stone opened his second restaurant, Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant, with his brother in 2016. Both restaurants have been honored with the top accolades, including Restaurant of the Year by Eater LA and Most Beautiful Restaurant in the Country in Eater National. Stone was named Chef of The Year 2016 by Eater LA, both Editor’s and Reader’s Choice, and received the first-ever Excellence in the Culinary Arts Award from the Australian Government.
With the success of Stone’s restaurants and growing demand for customized culinary experiences, Curtis Stone Events was launched in 2017. The full-service company designs and tailors personalized occasions while upholding standards of Maude and Gwen Butcher Shop, raising the bar within the live events industry. Stone has appeared on several top-rated programs including “Take Home Chef” on TLC, “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo, and Food Network’s “All-Star Academy.” He currently is Head Judge of Emmy-nominated “Top Chef Junior.”
Catersource will be co-located with the Art of Catering Food from February 24 – 26, 2019. The educational experience will continue with a vibrant tradeshow from February 26 – 27, 2019. For more information on Catersource 2019 packages and pricing visit: conference.catersource.com/pricing
Top sponsors of Catersource include: Platinum Sponsors include: CAMBRO, Nowsta, Inc., Sterno Products, US Foods, WNA; Gold Sponsors include: Barilla Foodservice, Front Of The House, Inc., Sabert Corporation, StaffMate Online; Silver Sponsors include: Waring Commercial Products. For all sponsorship opportunities, visit: conference.catersource.com/exhibit/sponsorships.
About Catersource Catersource is the world’s premier resource dedicated to the education and growth of catering and event professionals. Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business, producing in-depth educational offerings at the largest industry conference and tradeshow. Catersource’s live education also extends itself into the digital world year-round, with rich editorial content in its e-newsletter products, its website catersource.com, and in its annual January show issue, printed and mailed to over 30,000 industry influencers. Catersource is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.
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Contact Ashley Womack Catersource PR 415-947-6374 CatersourcePR@ubm.com