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Ben Ternent, executive chef at Opus

Speaker Q&A: Ben Ternent, Opus

Executive chef Ben Ternent is Birmingham born and bred.  He studied at UCB and has spent the last 12+ years working at OPUS Restaurant in the city centre, where he started as a commis chef.  He’ll be appearing on both days of the show: in ‘The Executive Chef Panel’ and ‘City Focus – Birmingham’s Best […]

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Jane Treasure, PizzaExpress

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. (more…)

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Paul Neville, CHR Equipment

Speaker Q&A: Paul Neville, CHR Equipment

Paul Neville is MD of CHR Equipment, which recently won the Large Projects Award at the CEDA Grand Prix Awards for its work on Moor Hall Restaurant.  He’ll be discussing ‘Award-winning Kitchen Design’, alongside the winners of Best Small and Best Medium Projects (Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment and TAG respectively) on opening day. (more…)

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Jack Sharkey, Vision Commercial Kitchens

Speaker Q&A: Jack Sharkey, Vision Commercial Kitchens

Jack Sharkey is owner & MD of Vision Commercial Kitchens. He’ll be appearing in the ceda-hosted ‘Big questions for kitchen houses’ panel on opening day, and discussing the ‘The rise of connected kitchens’ with the FEJ‘s Andrew Seymour on the show’s second day. (more…)

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James Douglas, Red's True Barbecue

Speaker Q&A: James Douglas, Red’s True Barbecue

A popular returning speaker, James Douglas is co-founder & director of Red’s True Barbecue — the UK’s No.1 BBQ brand.  He’ll be appearing in The Solid Fuel Panel session, examining the benefits and considerations of cooking with solid fuel.  We caught up with him before the show to find out more. (more…)

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Alasdair Murdoch Burger King

Speaker Q&A: Alasdair Murdoch, Burger King UK

Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of Burger King UK, says he loves Commercial Kitchen for its focus on ‘trends and ideas’, and is looking forward to sharing his opinions and experiences in an exclusive Keynote interview at the show.   (more…)

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Mark Kendall, ceda & Inox Equip

Speaker Q&A: Mark Kendall, Inox Equip & ceda

Our next Q&A features Mark Kendall, director of Inox Equip and chairman of ceda (the show’s lead partner).  He’ll be appearing in the ceda-hosted ‘Big questions for kitchen houses’ panel on opening day, giving his take on recent design developments. (more…)

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Paul Gilhooly, GRATTE BROTHERS CATERING EQUIPMENT

Speaker Q&A: Paul Gilhooly, Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment

Paul Gilhooly is sales director at Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment, which recently won ceda’s Grand Prix Award for Small Projects for its work on Sorrel Restaurant.  He’ll be at the show on opening day, alongside the winners of Best Medium and Best Large Projects (TAG and CHR Equipment respectively), discussing cutting edge commercial kitchen design […]

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Dean Wilson-Hartles, TRG Concessions

Speaker Q&A: Dean Wilson-Hartles, TRG Concessions

For Dean Wilson-Hartles, executive chef at TRG Concessions, Commercial Kitchen show is “all about innovation” and finding new trends that can help make chefs’ lives easier. He’ll be appearing in The Executive Chef Panel on opening day, alongside five other top chefs, revealing insights into the inner workings of his kitchens. (more…)

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Andy Jones PS100

Speaker Q&A: Andy Jones, PS100

NHS hospital trusts consultant Andy Jones has been a stalwart of patient catering for over 30 years.  He currently sits on the Government led Hospital Food Panel, DEFRA Public Sector procurement taskforce. and is chair of the The Public Sector 100 (PS100) Group.   (more…)

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Martyn Clover Tortilla

Speaker Q&A: Martyn Clover, Tortilla

Martyn Clover is Head of Food for Tortilla, makers of Californian Burrito’s and Tacos with 36 restaurants across the country. He’s responsible for ensuring the stores have everything they need from ingredients to equipment, to produce the very best Cali-Mexican Cuisine, as well as developing new and exciting menu items and seasonal salsas. (more…)

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Marco Fuso, London International Pizza School

Speaker Q&A: Marco Fuso, London Pizza School

What does it take to turn a good kitchen into the perfect pizza and Italian restaurant kitchen? Marco Fuso, founder of London International Pizza School, and winner of UK’s Pizza Chef of the Year at the PAPA Awards in 2017, will be sharing his thoughts on all that and more at Commercial Kitchen 2018. (more…)

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Tyron Stephens-Smith Q&A

Speaker Q&A: Tyron Stephens-Smith, TAG UKltd

Next up in our new Q&A series is Tyron Stephens-Smith, project & creative director at TAG UKltd.  He’ll be appearing in two opening day Keynote sessions (5 June) alongside representatives from Tortilla, EAT., LEON, The Gentlemen Baristas, PizzaExpress, Pizza Pilgrims, London International Pizza School, and the BSA / Café life Association & PAPA. (more…)

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Duncan Hepburn FCSI, Hepburn Associates

Speaker Q&A: Duncan Hepburn FCSI, Hepburn Associates

Next up in our new Q&A series is Duncan Hepburn FCSI.  He has managed Hepburn Associates for over 20 years and has a vast range of experience in large scale projects in the UK and overseas.  He’ll be appearing on the ‘Big questions for consultants’ panel, hosted by FCSI. (more…)

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Glenn Evans Las Iguanas, La Tasca & La Vina

Speaker Q&A: Glenn Evans – Las Iguanas, La Tasca & La Viña

Our new Q&A series profiles some of the speakers at this year’s show.  First up is Glenn Evans, head of food development at Las Iguanas, La Tasca and La Viña.  He’ll be appearing in an exclusive Executive Chef panel session, alongside five other top chefs, revealing insights into the inner workings of their kitchens. (more…)

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