Catering equipment buyers, specifiers, distributors, and consultants from across the UK will be out in force at the NEC Birmingham next week – checking out the latest new products and services on offer at Commercial Kitchen.
Kicking off at 10am on Tuesday 7 June, Commercial Kitchen is the UK’s first trade show dedicated solely to the catering equipment market; and the latest launch from Diversified Communications UK (organiser of the multi-award winning lunch! and Casual Dining events).
While visiting distributors include C&C Catering Equipment, Alliance, Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment, Caterquip, Catering Equipment, Brakes Catering Equipment, Bidvest Foodservice, Wilcox Burchmore, Airedale Group, ScoMac Catering Equipment, Modo-CKD, Tailor Made CES, Denby Catering Equipment, Direct Kitchen Equipment, Certa Catering Equipment Supply, BETTAquip, and YCE Catering Equipment.
“The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator has to make, and Commercial Kitchen aims to be the most comprehensive trade show of its kind, in this country, where key decision makers and specifiers can see and compare the latest products, and get advice and inspiration to ensure they make the best decisions for their business and boost their kitchen’s profitability,” says group event director Chris Brazier.
“What makes this event so unique, is that it brings together operators from all types of kitchens, allowing everyone to learn from each other and to see the full spectrum of products available for all commercial kitchens, whatever their size or need.
“From our speakers and exhibitors to the visitors themselves – the who’s who of the commercial kitchen industry will be at this show doing business. It’s going to be a very important and productive two days,” he says.
Big name seminars
The inaugural seminar line-up includes celebrity chef Theo Randall, Simon Xavier (executive chef – leisure division at The Restaurant Group), Chris Knights (group executive chef at Young’s and Geronimo Pubs), Paul Dickinson (head of food at Fuller’s Managed Inns), Simon Lee (head of F&B at Staycity Serviced Apartments), Peter Woods (exec head chef at The Corinthia London), Dominic Burbridge (associate director at The Carbon Trust), and Myles Bremner, former director of the School Food Plan.
For Keynote timings and listings, please visit www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk/seminars.
CEDA Design Gallery
Thanks to Commercial Kitchen’s close association partnership with CEDA, visitors to the show will be able to view (and be inspired by) all the shortlisted design entries from the prestigious CEDA Grand Prix Design Awards in one place – the CEDA Design Gallery (located near the show’s entrance).
The Grand Prix award winners of Best Small, Best Medium and Best Large Projects will also be appearing at the show in an exclusive Foodservice Kitchen Design Panel (on Tuesday 7 June at 12.30pm). Paul Neville, managing director at CHR Food Service Equipment, will be discussing their energy-saving kitchen at The Dawnay Arms; Peter Farrell, sales director at C&C Catering Equipment, offers insights into their kitchen for Ynyshir Hall Country House Hotel; and Clive Groom, managing director at CNG Foodservice Equipment will outline their creative approach to producing a range of foodservice areas in Fenwick’s new food hall.
Innovation Challenge Gallery & Awards 2016
Commercial Kitchen’s Innovation Challenge Live is designed to promote the best new equipment and technology innovations over the last twelve months.
Visiting buyers get their chance to decide the final shortlist by casting a vote for their favourite new product – in the Innovation Challenge Gallery – on the show’s opening day. The products to secure the most votes before 4pm will then be invited to ‘pitch’ their product’s USP live to a panel of industry judges the following day at 11.45am (on Wednesday 8 June), with the results to be announced at 2pm.
Free advance registration
The sold-out Commercial Kitchen show will feature over 80 founding exhibitors showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, devices and utensils required to run a commercial kitchen. Among them are E.A.I.S, QCR Recycling Equipment, Lincat, Rational UK, Middleby, ACO Building Drainage, Nayati, Velox Silesia Grills, Jemi, TME Thermometers, Unox UK, Cedabond, and CEDA.
“Lots of innovation goes into menu development, sometimes kitchen kit gets forgotten. It’s important to keep up with new innovation when it comes to kitchen design, in my opinion it goes hand in hand with menu design, the Commercial Kitchen show is a great opportunity for all to see what’s new and on offer,” says Simon Xavier, executive chef – leisure division at The Restaurant Group.
Commercial Kitchen will take place on 7-8 June at the NEC Birmingham (open 10am-5pm, both days). To register for a free trade pass, please visit www.CommercialKitchenshow.co.uk and quote priority code PR1 (https://registration.n200.com/survey/16xd2hizo1znx?actioncode=PR1). Please note, free advance registration closes at 9.30am on Tuesday 7 June (after which a £20 door charge may apply).