The goals of EPCAS are building friendships, delivering quality content, sharing knowledge & experiences on mutual and current subjects and improving the catering industry as a whole. We want to connect caterers with a current and reputable source for news, information, products, services and networking opportunities relevant to the industry.
EPCAS was founded on the 23rd of January 2007. During the last decade, catering has changed from an individual 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.
To stay in close contact with our members, EPCAS, amongst others, hosts two general assemblies per year where the members get together for several days to network in an informal setting, exchange knowledge & best practices, get updates about EPCAS, experience culture, spot new trends and of course enjoy great F&B, hotels and each other’s company.
Besides caterers, suppliers to the industry, national (catering) associations and collaboration partners (PR, Media & consulting companies) are involved in EPCAS.
- 23 Caterers
- 10 Committee of Related Branches
- 6 National Associations
- 4 Collaboration Partners
- 4 Board members
- 5 Extended Board members
Quality EPCAS Monitor
EPCAS has created a questionnaire, the Quality EPCAS Monitor, to keep up with the issues, topics and challenges that occupy the members. This way EPCAS can provide valuable insights, knowledge and information where needed. The QEM is based on the objective to create transparency, especially concerning international trends, facts and figures, and technical developments.
European Event Catering Academy
The EECA is a tailor-made programme, offering a well-balanced combination of knowledge taught by professors and industry professionals, as well as leadership skills, empowerment and insight in personal behavioural styles. By partnering up with leading international hospitality school
Stenden Hotel Management School and international training company Q-staff, we are able to offer an appealing and well-balanced programme.
At EPCAS, we strive to be sensible and aware regarding food waste, because we believe that “Wasting food is economically bad, environmentally wrong and morally, ethically unacceptable!”. For that reason the EPCAS Food Waste Initiative has been established, consisting of two components:
- Best practices and information from leading members in food waste reduction
- Support in the shape of a Toolkit made for members designed by the EPCAS Food Waste Steering Committee and Unilever Food Solutions