The debut edition of India’s experiential showcase for all things F&B at weddings and events, ‘The Gourmet Entertainment Show’, was held at The Ritz by FNP Gardens, Gurgaon.
A jointly developed IP by EVENTFAQS Media and Touchwood Group, this business networking and showcase platform has been conceptualized to encourage business and ideas exchange between event and wedding planners, caterers, food designers, restauranteurs, leading hospitality giants and other stakeholders of the F&B business in India.
The Gourmet Entertainment Show, ‘in Association’ with EEMA, kick-started with high anticipation and gusto, as President – EEMA and MD of Teamwork Arts – Sanjoy Roy delivered a fitting welcome address wherein he highlighted the importance of F&B at all genres of events, the development of the catering business in India, and the importance of creating sustainable and responsible practices in catering and F&B.
GES saw multiple experiential engagements, workshops and Gourmet Dialogues which featured veterans including, Chef Manjit Gill, Chef Ritu Dalmia, Gourmet Moghuls Marut Sikka and Puneet Sikkand, and many others. Samit Garg, E-Factor Entertainment; Rajeev Jain, Rashi Entertainment; Sanjeev Pasricha, CS Direkt; Siddharth Ganeriwala, Aura Integrated, Chetan Vohra, Weddingline and other industry leaders, leant further expertise from the event and wedding planners perspective.
Featuring showcases from over 30 of India’s top catering companies, restaurants and food designers like Creative Cuisines Inc, Seasons Group, Seven Seasons, Eleven Course, The Food Affairs by Sarita Bazaz, Le Chaat Factory, Gurchini, Purple Berry, Shiv Fruit Mart, The Juice Art, Blue Sea Banquets, Belgian Waffle Co, 4700BC Popcorn by PVR and leading bar solution companies like Bombay Saphire’s Gin Garden, Molecular the bar solutions (MTBS) & Smokeys, the event also featured creative showcases by leading hospitality brands, like The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, The Pullman Aerocity, Fairmont Hotel and Resort Jaipur and others.
The business sessions during the day gave way for a scrumptiously entertaining evening reception as entertainment acts by Red Entertainment, The Storytellers and Pallavi Band by Yours Eventfully, engaged audiences.
While the debut edition of the Gourmet Entertainment Show made mark in changing the way India thinks of entertaining with F&B at events, the second edition has been announced for September 2019.
Elaborating on the vision of the platform the Director of Touchwood Group, Vijay Arora said ” With over 20 years of experience in Weddings & Social Events, Touchwood Group embarked on the GES journey knowing the importance of F&B at our events. This show is the perfect platform for showcasing everything F&B – from display to cuisines and curated fusion treats, GES becomes an integral platform for caterers, planners & clients alike – the perfect space to explore the new, the old & the classic. With the first edition being an exceptional success, we are excited for what’s in store for the future!
“While Food is undoubtedly the most important aspect of any social gathering in India, The Gourmet Entertainment Show strives to be the platform that sets new benchmarks in every aspect related to the experience of Food at events. GES in its debut edition showcased the best in cuisine, ingredients, food formats, presentations and engagements. We look forward to growing and enhancing GES to become the quintessential and unmissable discovery platform for all things F&B,” added Vishal Nagdev, Business Head, EVENTFAQS Media
The event was supported by Bierdo, CineLove, Divinutty, Global Travels, Heading Wedding Hospitality, Him Events, Hookah Royals, Hospitality Consortium Atvantage, JEA Band, Orana Hotels and Resorts, Phonographic Performance Ltd, Power Plus, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Ravish Kapoor Designs, Red Entertainment, Strategic Engagement and Event Solutions (SEES), Smiles & Souls, Sound Shaft, Sumit Productions, Sardana Arts, Tagglabs, Talent Square, The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd., The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, Townscript, Trikaya, Vinay Valet Services, Visual Express, We Print All by MODA and Yours Eventfully.