The European Party Caterer Association(EPCAS) was founded on January 23, 2007 and is dedicated to looking after the interests of the European professional party caterer.
During the last decade party catering has changed from an individually based and a national and product oriented industry into a much more mature, supranational business. In the early years, several European countries started national catering associations, to join forces on common grounds. In the open-borders community of Europe it was only a matter of time before the national initiatives were succeeded by a European association, being EPCAS.
Our goal is to offer the European party caterer a platform in which networking and knowledge sharing on mutual and current subjects are key issues. We want to connect party caterers with a current and reputable source for news, information, products, services and networking opportunities relevant to the industry.
To support European Party Caters further on February 2nd, 2011 EPCAS organized the first ever Benelux Party Caterers Congress. The Benelux Party Caterers Congress was specifically organized for directors / owners, sales and operational managers in the catering companies and traiteurs from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The theme of the congress was “Hospitality in Sports; the Champions League”, focusing on how sports venues are managed, and what the impact of hospitality during worldwide sporting events is. Several keynote speakers presented their best practices and the latest food trends were presented by Arjan de Boer of Shoot my Food.
The congress was a great success with a total of around 130 professional party caterers who joined the congress. EPCAS hopes to expand the congress to a Benelux & Germany congress in 2012.