Aramark ‘Dragons’ for Catex

One of the largest buyers in the Irish foodservice sector, Aramark, is returning to CATEX this year with the highly anticipated Aramark Producer and New Supplier Showcase, which will give participating companies an incredible opportunity to present new products and solutions to a panel of industry experts. 

Following the first-round review of entries, shortlisted companies will take to the stage at CATEX to present their ideas in a bid to impress a number of Aramark judges spanning the culinary, purchasing, operations and finance sectors. 

Taking place over day one and two of CATEX – which is running from 21st – 23rd February at the RDS, Simmonscourt - the "Dragon’s Den" style platform will feature judges Stephen Brennan, Supply Chain Director; Dermot Connolly, Strategic Sourcing Director; Ivor O’Connor, Culinary Development Chef; Darren Curran, Culinary Development Chef and Aoife Ryan, Avoca Food Buying Manager. 

Following the presentations, the panel will choose companies that they feel best fit Aramark’s requirements, and the exciting process will then begin in terms of launching the successful products or services into the Aramark Foodservice business, supplying its network of sites in Ireland and the UK.

CATEX is a celebration of skills, service, excellence and innovation within the foodservice and hospitality sectors. The Aramark Producer and New Supplier Showcase is an important feature that sits within the event, alongside the Chef Ireland competitions, the IFSAs, the National Barista championships and the Hospitality Cost clinic.

Closing date for entries is Friday 10th February. To enter, visit the  Aramark Producer and New Supplier Showcase - CATEX 2023.

Register your attendance for CATEX  here

To secure one of the remaining exhibitor spaces, contact CATEX Sales Manager Margaret Andreucetti at  or call +353 (0)1 846 0020.