Food and Drink
The majority of venues do not allow exhibitors to arrange their own catering as they will have their own in-house concessions and caterers. You can agree a corkage fee for food and drinks on your stand if you need to bring your own. Product sampling is usually exempt but there are limits on what can or cannot be distributed free of corkage. If you intend to set up a ‘cooking facility’ (say to replicate restaurant food or special national / international cuisine) then arrangements can usually be made through the organiser. They will have the final say especially if aromas will permeate the halls and it affects other stand holders. In the case of corporate hospitality venues and their caterers are used to all requests from simply supplying product to staffing a bar and silver service needs.