Commercial Kitchen confirms best show yet ahead of bigger 2019 event

Exceptional quality of visitors leads to a record number of exhibitors rebooking onsite. Commercial Kitchen, the dedicated UK trade show for the catering equipment and services industry, was bustling with activity and new innovations last week on 5-6 June at the NEC Birmingham. Thanks to its focused approach, fresh content, product launches and innovative exhibitors, […]

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CK18 Innovation Challenge Award winners

Innovation Challenge Awards 2018: The Results

New innovations by Adande Refrigeration, Carpigiani UK, Synergy Grill, Trak, and Unox UK scored top marks with the judges at Commercial Kitchen today.  All five were awarded Gold in the show’s prestigious Innovation Challenge Awards, which recognises the best new catering equipment and kitchen tech of the year. Ten finalists (chosen by popular visitor vote yesterday from 25 entries this […]

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CK18 Innovation Challenge Gallery

Innovation Challenge Awards: The Votes are in!

Commercial Kitchen visitors were busy casting their votes today at the Innovation Challenge Gallery. Their top-picks (ten in all) have now been shortlisted for tomorrow’s Innovation Challenge Live ‘pitching’ session, taking place at 11.45am in the Keynote Theatre, with the results to be announced at 2pm. (more…)

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Commercial Kitchen 2018

Commercial Kitchen 2018 opens this week

Catering equipment buyers, specifiers, distributors, designers, installers, and consultants from across the UK will be out in force at the NEC Birmingham this week, on 5-6 June – checking out the next wave of products, tech and services on offer at Commercial Kitchen. Doors open tomorrow at 10am, with 2,000 attendees expected from across all […]

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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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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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