Debut Culinary Event on Tap in Atlanta

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens TodayATLANTA-AmericasMart will co-host a new culinary event at its Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month, and continues to expand its tabletop and housewares sections.

The event, “Culinary Futures: Helping Tomorrow’s Professional Grow,” will raise funds for Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Atlanta Chapter, a philanthropic society dedicated to fostering women in culinary and hospitality professions. The event, hosted in partnership with Cook’s Warehouse, Harold Import Co. and Dugan Bliss, features a cocktail hour and silent auction and is open to all buyers and exhibitors. It takes place on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fashion Theater on Building 3 Floor 15. Single tickets are $75, each additional is $50. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Driving the growth in the Gourmet & Housewares collection is an expanded showroom for Sherry Matthews Marketing and new showrooms for Chef’N Corporation, Gourmac, Magefesa USA, Typhoon Homewares and Lancaster Commercial Products.

The Living & Entertaining: Gifts, Tabletop & Accessories collection is highlighted by new showroom growth alongside expansions, relocations and updates of longtime AmericasMart exhibitors. Joining the collection for the January Market are Spartina 449 and Julia Knight. Welcome Home and Rosse & Associates expand their spaces as Jason Products and Keller-Charles of Philadelphia relocate to Floor 8.

“Tabletop and housewares items are definitely in demand and on trend for a broad range of retailers,” said Kristi Forbes, vice president of gourmet, housewares, tabletop and gift. “AmericasMart’s continued leadership in this segment has allowed us to increase the depth and breadth of our lines and to further support the culinary community.”