Twelve leading chefs will take to the Chef Live stage to demonstrate their favourite dishes and techniques. Ranging from celebrated Michelin starred chefs to the North West Young Chef of the Year and from across the UK. Be inspired by the best in the business.
Grape & Grain
Two days of wine, beer & cider tastings led by industry experts and sommeliers. Topics include beer and food matching and maximising sales from your winelist.
Spirit masterclasses with leading experts from international brands and indie producers as well as popular coffee tastings to start your day at the show.
Adjacent to the Drinks Live theatre over 20 curated spirit brands allow you to sample their gins, whiskeys and more.
Market Kitchen Area
Sample unique cheeses, preserves, oils, drinks and more from artisan producers in this specialist area of the exhibition.
Create a cocktail to wow the judges and show your bartending skills for the chance to win a fantastic prize. The final will be held at NRB in the Drinks Live theatre on 21 March.
Last year's NRB Debate was headlined by GG Hospitality's Gary Neville and Michael O'Hare who spoke about their commitment to the North and a panel discussion from leading industry figures who debated financing growth in the hospitality sector.
NRB Top Fifty Awards
The seventh NRB Top Fifty Awards, in association with Kuits Solicitors, will be revealed live at NRB. The awards celebrate the fifty top hospitality operators in the North and three outstanding achievement winners will be crowned.