Gourmet Education, Discovery and Demos at Winter 2024 Atlanta Market

ATLANTA, GA – January 2, 2024 – Atlanta Market offers gourmet product sourcing and category-specific programming this January, complete with live cooking presentations and GCX: Start the Year, a full schedule of events and education presented by GC Buying Group, during the January 16-22, 2024, edition at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“Gourmet at Atlanta Market offers an unbeatable array of tabletop, housewares and specialty foods, augmented by three consecutive days of immersion in the JURA Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE℠ executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “In addition to a breadth and depth of product resources, Atlanta’s continued alliance with GC Buying Group delivers a holistic experience for gourmet buyers, presenting education, exploration and networking all at the Winter 2024 Atlanta Market.”
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Gourmet Offerings Expand in Atlanta
Another three brands will debut or expand in Winter 2024, joining seven previously announced showroom updates in gourmet, tabletop and housewares. A total of ten new and expanded showrooms augment more than 475 permanent gourmet resources at Atlanta Market.
In January, Gibson Housewares (tabletop and kitchenware) debuts a new showroom. Two expanding showrooms are Rosenthal Sambonet (fine porcelain, china and dinnerware) and Vista Alegre (crystalware and barware). 
These latest updates join previously announced new showrooms Kadra Kitchenware (flatware and formal dinnerware) and Le Creuset (cookware and Dutch ovens), and previously announced expansions Harold Imports (housewares and cooking tools); Portmeirion (dinnerware and homeware); Rosse & Associates (tabletop and kitchenware); Two Lumps of Sugar (kitchen accessories); and William Yeoward Crystal (crystal bowls and barware). Atlanta Market is home to some 475+ gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines, presented in showrooms on two dedicated floors of Building 2.
In temporary exhibits, some six brands debut in January: Better Than Booze (alcohol alternative mocktails); Cozyville Inc. (Dutch ovens and kitchen accessories); EVER.PARTY (hangover remedy strips); Gourmet Inspirations (sauces and rubs); Redemption Road Coffee (globally-sourced coffee beans); and Quentin’s Sauce (condiments). Additionally, nearly 150 gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines are presented in five temporary exhibit categories: Gourmet, Gourmet LUXE, Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Tabletop LUXE, with Georgia Grown showcasing 50+ Georgia-based gourmet brands. A full list of Atlanta Market exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
JURA Demonstration Kitchen Presents Live Cooking Demonstrations
The JURA Demonstration Kitchen, centrally located in the hub of Atlanta Market’s gourmet product resources (Building 2, Floor 8), offers three cooking classes during Market. 
To date, two cooking classes are confirmed. Local chef Joseph Nguyen presents Sushi Roll 101 – a market exclusive how-to for making sushi rice, Maki and Hosomaki – in On a Roll with O-Ku Sushi on Thursday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. Ari Lowenstein of Ari’s Pantry takes the stage to make arepas from the World Central Kitchen Cookbook in the Gift for Life Cooking Demo, on Friday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m. Atlanta Market participants who donate at least $20 through www.giftforlife.org/donate qualify to win one of 51 copies of The World Central Kitchen cookbook, one of which is signed by WCK founder Chef Jose Andres.
GCX: Start the Year Features Gourmet Education and Events
GC Buying Group returns to Atlanta for the third consecutive year with GCX: Start the Year, its premier programming initiative connecting gourmet, tabletop and housewares brands with retailers.
GCX: Start the Year opens with GCX Education, offering an exclusive seminar series complete with breakfast, a keynote address, lunch group chats, vendor presentations and member networking on Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The GCX Expo and Vendor Showcase follows on Wednesday, January 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special collection of kitchen, home and gift product, specially curated by GC Buying Group. 
Community and connection are top of mind this Winter at the GCX Gala, an exclusive event for members to enjoy dinner, drinks and networking with industry affiliates on Tuesday, January 16, at 5 p.m. Prospective members of GC Buying Group are invited to an Interested Members Buyers Luncheon to learn about the benefits of membership on Thursday, January 18, at 11:30 a.m.
Additional gourmet events include Culinary Futures, giving culinary students a hands-on experience preparing food with professional chefs on Thursday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Atlanta Market is a dynamic and immersive wholesale sourcing destination housing the nation's largest product mix for gift complemented by a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and the nation’s largest outdoor living presentation. It features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 50 countries. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.
About ANDMORE: ANDMORE℠, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com
Media Contacts: 
Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com
Morgan Ford, 412.877.0576 or mford@andmore.com
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