Our Visitors Say…
RED’S TRUE BARBECUE JAMES DOUGLAS, CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Commercial kitchens are a minefield at the best of times, so it’s great to be able to get in front of those in the know, all in one place at the same time. It’s a great event that we wouldn’t consider
NANDO’S ADELE HING, KITCHEN & EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, FOOD OPERATIONS
It’s great to have a show dedicated for the commercial kitchen, it’s the most relevant UK show in my calendar. I continuously look at equipment development, so I’m looking forward to meeting suppliers and seeing the latest innovative equipment in the market.
C&C CATERING EQUIPMENT LTD PETER FARRELL, SALES DIRECTOR
Having attended the Commercial Kitchen exhibition in 2017, I thought the whole experience was fantastic, in my opinion it is the best exhibition for our industry.
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS IAN BARNES, HEAD OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE
It’s an excellent coming together of the industry to demonstrate the latest equipment, services and innovation. Coupled with great presentations and debating panels, it is very much a must
THE CINNAMON COLLECTION VIVEK SINGH, EXECUTIVE CHEF & CEO
Commercial Kitchen is a great industry event to seek out the latest innovations and possibilities for our kitchens, with a wide variety of great brands all under one roof.
TRADE FRANK BOLTMAN, RESTAURANT CONSULTANT & OWNER
All the equipment you will ever need to equip your new kitchen or re-fit your existing one. Enough suppliers to compare ranges and prices, and find a firm that suits your needs. It’s the
show not to miss!
THE ALCHEMIST BARS & RESTAURANTS SEAMUS O'DONNELL, HEAD OF KITCHEN OPERATIONS
I pride myself in having quality equipment which matches our customer and staff expectations. Commercial Kitchen enables me to identify the products we need that are on the market.
NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS TRUST CHRIS NEALE, HEAD OF CATERING
I attended to see new innovations in the market as well as trying to find an industrial ice cream maker. I took lots of ideas away from the show and am now putting a case together to purchase
a Carpigiani ice cream maker.
AIREDALE GROUP PETE WALKER, MARKETING MANAGER
Commercial Kitchen is a great way for us to meet new and existing suppliers.
ISS CRAIG SMITH FIH, NATIONAL VICE CHAIR OF HOSPITAL CATERERS ASSOCIATION & HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS – HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, AUTHORITIES & DEFENCE
The show was well run, featuring a great range of innovative products. I would thoroughly recommend the show to other catering professionals.
EDEN CATERERS HUGH WALKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR
I was very pleased to have travelled up from London as I made some very good contacts and was introduced to new equipment which will be invaluable for our planned kitchen refurbishment.”
ESPO ANGELA COURSE, CATEGORY MANAGER (CATERING & FOOD)
This is the first year I have attended Commercial Kitchen and it was a great opportunity to catch up with current suppliers, meet new suppliers and get to see new innovative products.
HILTON BIRMINGHAM METROPOLE PAUL TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE CHEF
It gives me the opportunity to see existing suppliers and their equipment, review what’s new on the market, and get to talk to the experts to discuss capabilities of potential new equipment.”
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY GAURAV KAUSHIK, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
Our visit was really useful as we were able to see lots of new equipment and concepts under one roof. We have been in touch with some of the companies already and hopefully will be able to
utilise their services.
AGGORA GROUP ROSS EMERY, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Commercial Kitchen provided a great opportunity again to meet and spend meaningful time with suppliers and manufacturers across a wide range of our key product categories.
KCM CATERING EQUIPMENT LTD ALISTAIR WHITE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Commercial Kitchen allows us to network with our suppliers in a relaxed environment whilst seeking new industry innovation and developments. It is a relevant show for our business and we look forward to attending next year.
LONGLEAT | CHEDDAR GORGE & CAVES PAUL JACKSON, FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
A very well-presented show, incorporating key commercial equipment suppliers. The event showcased innovative concepts and designs for the future of food and beverage product
development and service delivery.
Thwaites Hotels Chris Hill, operations director
At Thwaites it’s important to us to have the best equipment for our teams and guests, and events like the Commercial Kitchen show are a great way for us to see and review the latest innovation and technology. I’m looking forward to picking up new ideas and making new connections with suppliers that I can bring back into the business.
Pretty Sweet & The Claire Clark Academy for Patisserie Excellence Claire Clark MBE MGOB, owner/director
Commercial Kitchen is the ideal place to source the most up-to date kitchen equipment on the market today. Your kitchen will benefit from all the latest technology here – helping you run an effective and efficient kitchen, saving both time and money.
Wagamama Andy Gage, Development Chef
I really enjoyed attending Commercial Kitchen. The equipment and size of show was relevant to our business, with some great innovative pieces of equipment on display. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with suppliers, friends and colleagues. I look forward to being present at next year’s show.
Pizza Hut Restaurants Chez Gawen, head of food
I enjoyed seeing what the Commercial Kitchen show had to offer, and meeting with various supply partners and potential new ones. It’s been a long time coming – a show that focuses on the kitchen or back of house, and it was a great opportunity to focus on many differing aspects of the ‘engine room’ of our various food businesses.
M Restaurants Michael Reid, Executive Chef
The Commercial Kitchen show was a great event to meet and network with suppliers and keep up to date with the latest innovative technology and products. It will only go from strength to strength now each year and will be a calendar event to look forward to.
HC3S Linda Kennedy, Head of Commercial Operations
Relevant, informative and very worthwhile. With several new projects planned this was an excellent opportunity to ensure that we get the best equipment for our business.
Corinthia Hotel London Peter Woods, Executive Head Chef
As someone who is required to meet high standards under pressure, I require the best equipment to help me achieve my goals. Commercial Kitchen enables me to see the latest tools on the market and get the product knowledge direct from the suppliers.
Tesco Hospitality Andrew Hallam, Director of Property
A great show for the latest catering suppliers, catching up with old and meeting new. It’s well worth a visit.
Pennaeth Cyfleusterau (NHS Wales) Paul Clarke, Head of Facilities
It was great to attend a show purely dedicated to commercial kitchen equipment. We are now working with a number of suppliers from the show to design a concept kitchen we can roll out across our 23 hospital kitchens.
Pret A Manger Dirk Wissmann, senior equipment buyer
I want the best equipment for our teams and customers, so Commercial Kitchen was a good and very relevant show for me. I look forward to attending again and watching this important event grow over the coming years.
YO! Sushi Jon Parry, construction manager
Great show, I really enjoyed it. It is always important to keep up-to-date with industry improvements and innovations. Commercial Kitchen was a compact and focused show, and I was able to network with some new and innovative suppliers for the future roll out of our restaurants.
Theo Randall celebrity chef & restaurateur
It’s an amazing show and I’m sure it’s going to get bigger and bigger as the years go on. The quality of the equipment here is phenomenal.
Young’s & Geronimo Pubs Chris Knights, group executive chef
Commercial Kitchen is the ideal show to visit whether it’s to sense check your kitchen equipment against other brands or to find new suppliers of equipment to suit your kitchen needs. A must attend.
Our Exhibitors Say…
REGALE MICROWAVE OVENS LTD PATRICK L BRAY, MANAGING DIRECTOR
We achieved the best results of any trade show that we have ever attended and look forward to exhibiting in 2018.
CATERING EQUIPMENT ANTHONY PRESTAGE, DIRECTOR
It’s the best professional kitchen show today in the UK! It’s the quality of the people that come to our stand that’s most important…decision makers – CEOs, buyers and senior managers. Exactly who we want to meet.
RECO-AIR LTD NIGEL DICKENS, MANAGING DIRECTOR
We had a second successful year at Commercial Kitchen, communicating directly with decision makers.
MEIKO UK PETER NIMMO, REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
It’s been a great show. The footfall has been fantastic with lots of good leads. On the morning of the first day alone, the number of contacts I spoke to would have taken 2-3 months to
contact individually! We’ve already rebooked – we definitely have to be here again next year.
MCS TECHNICAL PRODUCTS STEVE SNOW, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Congratulations for improving on an already successful Commercial Kitchen. The number and, more importantly, quality of the enquiries were of a very high standard. It’s a very
worthwhile two days.
WEXIODISK JOHN SHEPHERD, UK AND IRELAND SALES MANAGER
The show is focused on equipment which is exactly what I am looking for.
CARPIGIANI UK SCOTT DUNCAN, SALES DIRECTOR
Commercial Kitchen is really important to us and we wouldn’t miss it. It targets exactly the right specifiers, buyers and operators that we want. We’re very happy to support our industry
show as it continues to grow, and have already rebooked for next year.
APICBASE CARL JACOBS, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
It’s been a great experience! Thanks to its highly specialised audience, we got a very high lead-visitor ratio, so we return home with a lot of follow-up work to do.
PKL GROUP SAM CHRISTIE, MARKETING MANAGER
The quality of delegates visiting our stand provided us with an excellent opportunity to show our range of products to the industry, knowing we were in front of the right people.
DIRECT CATERING SOLUTIONS MIKE MCGRATH, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Everyone that has walked through the door has been in a position to purchase or make a decision.
ADANDE REFRIGERATION MARIA MCNEVIN, MARKETING MANAGER
We support and recommend the innovative Commercial Kitchen show as it is an inspired way to showcase our products to a serious audience in a focused business environment.
DIRECT CATERING SOLUTIONS DAVID MCLEAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR
It’s a professional show for professional buyers.
Synergy Grill Gary Evans, Managing Director
Commercial Kitchen was great. We showed the Synergy Grill to some big names like Theo Randall and TGI Friday’s, which goes to show the calibre of buyers there. We’ve already booked for next year.
CMS International Trading Graham Stone, Head of Sales
You get what it says on the tin; dedicated equipment buyers.
Bournville Catering Equipment Sophie McEvoy, Sales Executive
Commercial Kitchen was a success for Bournville Catering Equipment with a fantastic quality of visitor at the show. The organisers were great from start to finish!
Bensons Products / Frontline International Giovanni Brienza
What a great show! It truly illustrates how hard everyone is working to make our industry better.
Manitowoc Foodservice UK Sarena Harwood, Marketing Coordinator Northern Europe
Commercial Kitchen was a great opportunity for Manitowoc Foodservice and has definitely been a success for the team. The show not only provided an excellent quality of visitors throughout both days but was perfect for giving them further insight into our products, as well as gaining further brand recognition within the industry.
Frima UK Graham Kille, Managing Director
We had a great couple of days at Commercial Kitchen and met with many quality customers. There was a great mix of visitors from all sides of the business, which gave us a great opportunity to spend quality time with them. We have created many new opportunities for our partners and the FRIMA UK team as a result of attending.
ASCENTIA FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT NEIL MANTLE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Commercial Kitchen was a success. It was something the industry wanted and supported well in their attendance. We met many new faces at the event that we would not have come across otherwise and further established our relationship with existing partners. In summary, it was a great event for Ascentia.
R H Hall Foodservice Solutions EMMA SMITH, MARKETING & SYSTEMS MANAGER
Commercial Kitchen provided us with a dedicated focus for the equipment market and put us in front of our customers – both current and future. We hope to see the show with a place in the industry for many years to come and look forward to attending in 2017.
Pro Auction Simon Rose, co-director
Commercial Kitchen exceeded our expectations. We’ve reinforced our message to existing and potential customers, and there was a very good trade demographic, with a lot of positive feedback, leads and opportunities.