Highlights from CATEX 2017


Hugh Jordan attened the CATEX Exihibition which was held in the RDS this year from the 21st-23rd of Feburary which I'm sure you read about here!. As one of Ireland's biggest hospitality shows, it drew in crowds by the hundreds each day for what looked to be the busiest CATEX exhibition to date.


Our stand thrived over the three days, with a constantly flow of people coming and going. With several different stations on our stand such as Coffee, Equipment, Buffet and Crockery we wanted to show we are the one stop shop for all your catering supply needs. 


Here are some of the highlights from our stand:



Our stand had a wide selection of our flow, reactive and NEW katora range. These colourful bowls are perfect for buffet and displays. 


Keeping in trend with colour, we also had a range of colourful melamine, as well as pastel enamel dishes. Going down the more subtle colour route, we also had a wide range of Emile Henry dishes, ramekins, and more. 




Main Display:

Our main display had four tables, all showcasing different ranges and suppliers. 


Table 1:


On this table we displayed a number of ranges from Pillivuyt. Their subtle colours work wonderful on any table setting and compliment a diverse range of other colours. Alongside Pillivuyt were a number of new ranges from Steelite. On show we had their new 'Willow' range, 'Rene Orozio' as well as 'Anfora'. These were complimented by their higher end sister company Royal Crown Derby and their new 'Studio Glaze' and 'Art Glaze' fine bone china ranges. 

On the bench were a number of different Revol pieces. Ranges on show here were Arborescence, Equinoxe as well as their sphere plates.


Table 2:


On our second table we displayed a range of new products to Hugh Jordan from Guy Degrenne. They have a wide range of stoneware, holloware as well as cutlery and glassware available. These proved very popular at the show.

Alongside this we displayed our terra range, with a wide range of serving accessories and table presentation – perfect to catch your customers eye.

Table 3:


Our third table displayed brand new ranges from Churchill. Their studio prints Raku in blue and black, as well as their original studio prints range. On our bench we displayed the popular stonecast range, in which they brought out two new, subtle colours.


Our new range from Arzberg called ‘Blossom’ was also unveiled on our third table, a beautiful and delicate patterned plate in both white and green.

At the end of our table we showcased ranges such as Soho, Tokyo, Isumi, and much more – along with the ‘Authentico’ range, our first glassware range which is made fully from recycled glass.


Table 4:


Our fourth, and last table was our most high end table. New ranges such as ‘Anmut Saharah’ from Villeroy and Boch were on display on the bottom half of the table with some beautiful stainless steel pieces from WMF & Degrenne. 


Goodfellows stole the show at the end of the table with crockery from Montegolfier as well as Narumi. These pieces were set off with beautiful WMF glassware, cutlery and serving accessories. 


On the bench we displayed on our of favourite ranges Bonna, a white crockery range with a twist. 




We had a range of other displays throughout our stand. We had a fully functioning coffee station, a back of house section full of Equipment, a Glassware Wall which displayed everything from creative cocktail ranges to various types of glassware and much more! 

Not only did we have several displays to enjoy, we also had live demonstrations from Dualit and Rapitalia Foods!

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