CATEX Celebrates 60 Years

CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, celebrates 60 years since its establishment in what will be its biggest and best trade show to date.

CATEX 2025 is sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin and Calor and will take place in the RDS Simmonscourt, February 18th – 20th, 2025.

CATEX 2025 will celebrate the exhibition’s rich and vibrant history over the past six decades. The attendees will get the chance to see, taste and test the latest culinary trends, innovations and delights. The event will see over 270 suppliers with over 12,000 visitors.

Speaking on the CATEX 2025 launch, Conrad Greene, chair of the Irish Food Service Suppliers Alliance (IFSA), said:

"For the last 60 years, CATEX has promoted different cultures, trends and innovations while showcasing opportunities for hospitality and tourism businesses to thrive. I look forward to celebrating another year of such a progressive event, and what better way than to be back at the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, where CATEX began 60 years ago."

Daithí de Róiste, Lord Mayor of Dublin, said that "CATEX 2025 is a way for culinary professionals all over Ireland and abroad to connect and celebrate the exhibition's 60th anniversary. I am thrilled to be a part of Ireland’s largest food service and hospitality exhibition and to mark this monumental occasion."

Sean Martin, sales director of Bunzl McLaughlin, said: "Over the past 60 years, CATEX has united and strengthened the catering and hospitality sector in a rapidly developing industry."

Co-sponsor of CATEX, Oliver Kenny, chief commercial officer of Calor, commented: "Each year the CATEX event grows and exceeds expectations. We have sponsored CATEX for over 30 years now, and we look forward to continuing to sponsor this prestigious event in the years ahead."

Pictured from left are Oliver Kenny, chief commercial officer, Calor; Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithí de Róiste; Sean Martin, sales director of Bunzl McLoughlin; and IFSA Chair Conrad Green with chefs from FIRE Restaurant.