Northern hospitality expo returns to Manchester
The food and drink trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, will take place at Manchester Central from 5 to 6 March 2013 and is expected to attract 6,000 visitors.
Chefs including Simon Rogan and Aldo Zilli will headline the Chef Live theatre, and there will be more than 200 exhibitors, including Manchester's Almost Famous Burgers and The Port St Beer House.
The free-to-attend hospitality show is aimed at restaurateurs, hoteliers, publicans, chefs, deli owners and bartenders from across the north of England.
Thom Hetherington, managing director of NRB, said: "As well as being a hotspot for hospitality networking and ideas, NRB will stage cookery demonstrations from well-known industry stars plus tutored beer and wine tastings, cocktail demonstrations and fine food displays. Welcoming emerging artisan producers alongside premium brands, the show will give visitors an opportunity to explore everything from the latest microbrewery craft ales, award winning meats, cheeses and wines through to epos systems and the finest tableware."