Speaker Q&A: Jane Treasure, PizzaExpress
What does it take to turn a good kitchen into the perfect pizza and Italian restaurant kitchen? Jane Treasure, food & beverage director at PizzaExpress, will be sharing her thoughts on all that and more at Commercial Kitchen 2018.
What piece of equipment is most essential to your kitchen operation?
Our wonderful pizza oven of course!
What do you feel is the key for operators to successfully compete against their competitors?
Always challenge the boundaries, stay true to your customer and be authentic in your product execution.
What do you see as key trends for commercial kitchens in the coming year?
Kitchen efficiency to support customer needs for freshness, quality and credible CSR.
How important is the Commercial Kitchen trade show to you and the sector?
Very important — the kitchen is the heart of the business.
Who or what inspires you to be even better?
Our people, who all work incredibly hard every day in our restaurants, our work must support them and deliver great food to our customers.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The worst thing you can do is nothing! So give it a go!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know:
I am a fussy eater!
See Jane at Commercial Kitchen 2018
The perfect pizza restaurant kitchen panel: 11am in the Keynote Theatre on Tuesday 5 June. The session will also feature Marco Fuso, founder of London International Pizza School; and Tom Mullin, executive chef at Pizza Pilgrims.