The beginning of our creation came to life from a 50th birthday present in 2005.
The founder Ian Sutherland from Melbourne Australia was asked by his wife Katherine how he wanted to celebrate his birthday. After much thought Ian’s reply was that he would love to go to the 10th Anniversary of the world horse racing cup in Dubai. Ian along with 5 of his friends arranged the trip of a lifetime.
Dubai at the time was creating a tourist mecca of hospitality, business centres and attractions that had never been seen before. During the trip Ian could see that this vibrant Middle East city was all about attracting tourism, hospitality and business well after the oil had gone. Ian and Katherine’s working careers had similar paths in hospitality, event management, international trade, and in the domestic and international exports of perishable food and beverages. They had worked with many international visitors and expatriates over years and from all walks of life. They were aware of the fact that regardless of culture or nationality – the one common theme to ‘welcome’ was to ‘meet, eat and greet’.
People love to try various foods, beverages, cooking methods, and styles. In their travels, people including expatriates often miss the delights of home and they also miss the food and beverage favorites of other regions after they return home.
Trading of goods has always been a fascinating way of life for centuries and continues even more so today with the current food and hospitality phenomenon. On the journey home, Ian could not stop thinking about how people find all the delights of the culinary world. The usual answer was – the internet – but after months of internet surfing and research he could not find any dedicated one-stop shop for the worlds finest food, boutique beverages and hospitality equipment, which also included hotel supplies and services such as waste management and logistics services providers
The Hospitality Chain concept was born as a free for all to use global suppliers directory showcasing premier and unique products that are not commonly found at supermarkets and convenience stores.
The concept of hospitality encompasses a huge and diverse range of services, among these, are leisure tourism and transportation. In order to provide our global audience a full one-stop Hospitality platform, the natural progression was to include suppliers and operators of leisure, tourism and logistics. 2015 saw the introduction of a fully operational and detailed freight and logistics portal, and in 2017 we added global leisure activities and tour operators.
Whilst these two portals are found on the hospitality chain website they can also be found under their own URLs as worldfreightdirect.com and leisurechain.com
Leisurechain.com is the world’s No.1 adventure supplier’s platform featuring tailor-made solutions for fun, excitement and special getaway experiences like no other. The diverse range of unique activities listed here will satisfy the adventure needs of both young and old.
World Freight Direct.Com provides global logistics solutions for your entire air sea road and rail transport needs. Featuring the world’s most up-to-date list of international & coastal shipping lines, air cargo carriers, freight forwarders and customs agents, warehousing, personal effects removalists, and parcel post carriers.Read Less
Our purpose is to provide the world with a dedicated one stop shop for fine food, hospitality, leisure tourism and logistics. Products, service providers and tourism operators are featured within their releveant categories and geographic locations.
Additional hospitality related features include specialty food stores, celebrity and holistic chefs biographies, uniuqe recipes, global expat clubs, hospitality expos, global hospitality and event management courses, cooking, barista and sommelier classes.
Fine wine and premium beer enthusiast can browse our dedicated liquor stores and distributors portal to find links to the world’s best growers and producers along with the finest whiskeys, sake, ciders and spirits.
Additionally liquor stores from around the globe can freely, and in their own time, conveniently search for new products to place on their shelves.
Global Agents Wanted
Those who are interested in acting as agents for Hospitality Chain can be chefs, sommeliers, gourmet food journalists, those with freight forwarding or logistics experience, or those who have food and hospitality background and experience.
To apply email email@example.com
DISCLAIMER: hospitalitychain.com is a global directory featuring premium suppliers of fine food, beverages, hospitality supplies and services. We do not sell products on behalf of featured suppliers. Sales between featured suppliers and buyers are made directly between each other. Suppliers who are interested in being featured on our global directory pay annual or monthly subscription fee for advertising their products on our directory.
Any alcohol purchased from this site will only be shipped within Australia, unless an export license is provided
Read What the Business Owners Say About Us:
Senior Marketing Executive
“Hospitality chain is great directory for giving our brand a greater visibility to potential clients”
“RMS has been in business for over 35 years and operates in over 30 countries. We have been featured on The Hospitality Chain for a number of years now and the Hospitality Chain has generated many good quality leads.RMS has secured quite a bit of business directly from The Hospitality Chain exposure which reinforces how good a concept it is.
The Hospitality Chain has been a great tool to promote our software to the food hospitality Industry both in Australia and around the world. Return on investment has been easy to justify.”
Hotel restaurant cafe suppliers
I came across hospitality chain about 18 months ago and for me it has been an incredible reference source when looking for products, suppliers and ingredients. I love the fact that i can find what i am looking for all on the one directory…
Restaurant - Cafe Owner
I own a network of coffee shops in Bali and stumbled across the Hospitality Chain directory while searching it for small boutique coffee producers. I connected with two Australian coffee suppliers and one organic tea supplier all of which now supply my coffee shops .
Thank you Hospitality Chain
Justin – Amigos Cafe Group
Chef - Baker
I love it that I can jump onto one website and find suppliers for all my cooking needs. I am a chef with 4 children and working from home. Living in regional Queensland I have been fortunate enough to have group of 3 local cafes for whom I bake pies and other items. For me to travel and find goods is near on impossible due to distance and time constraints. Hospitality Chain had been a huge lifesaver for me in that I can search for everything I need from the comfort of my kitchen and contact the supplier who either they either sends me my directly or refer me to a local distributor … Do the research and save the time. Thanks Hospitality Chain ..oh and of you need someone to courier your purchase flick over to their World Freight Directory Pages, where you can find a huge list local and international transport and food deliver companies.😀
Have Fun Searching My Foodie Friends Eddie Phillips – Central Food Services