Some of the most influential brands within the catering equipment industry are preparing to exhibit at Commercial Kitchen 2018, which returns to the NEC Birmingham on 5-6 June.

Over the past few weeks many more leading equipment manufacturers, suppliers and distributors – including Samsung, Bilge Inox, Cater-Bake, Creative Cuisine (sous vide products), Icebox Refrigerated Trailers, PRM waste, ADO Metal Drainage / Profboard UK, Colwick (commercial WEEE specialists), Chapman Ventilation, and Hallde (food preparation machines) – have joined the show’s stellar exhibitor line-up.

Visitors can now view and search the initial exhibitor list – covering everything required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen, including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, waste management, ventilation, fit out and design – at

Big name highlights already include Unox UK, Panasonic UK, Welbilt UK, Meiko UK, Adande Refrigeration, Purified Air, Regale Microwaves, Cuisinequip, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, Degafloor, Fire and Ice, Retigo, Roller Grill UK, Sterling Foodservice Design, Target Catering Equipment, True Food International, Univent Systems, and Viessmann Refrigeration Systems.

“Whilst there are many great trade shows that focus on specific sectors, such as our sister shows Casual Dining and lunch!, for example, what makes Commercial Kitchen truly unique is that it brings together senior equipment buyers from every vertical sector, from all types of kitchens – from top-end Michelin starred restaurants to pubs, bars, branded restaurant chains, cafés, schools and hospitals,” says Katie Tyler, Commercial Kitchen’s event manager.

“This doesn’t just make it very effective for exhibitors but, crucially, also much more appealing for visiting decision makers.  For them, whether they’re buying on behalf of Sainsbury’s, Greene King, AB Hotels, TGI Fridays, Compass Group, Birmingham City Council, or Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – it’s their best opportunity of the year to see what’s new and compare the latest products from the best market-leading brands in one visit, at one dedicated show,” she says.

Initial exhibitor list:

  • Adande Refrigeration
  • ADO Metal Drainage / Profboard UK
  • Altro
  • Ansul
  • Aqua Cure
  • BBCS
  • Bilge Inox
  • Bio-Circle Surface Technology GmbH
  • Brunner-Anliker AG
  • Carpigiani UK
  • Cater-Bake
  • Catering Equipment
  • CaterQuip UK
  • CEDA
  • Chapman Ventilation
  • CK Direct
  • Clifton Food Range
  • Colwick
  • Commercial Catering Spares
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Cuisinequip
  • DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems
  • Degafloor
  • EAIS
  • ETI
  • Fire and Ice
  • Gamble Foodservice Solutions
  • General Catering Solutions
  • Grease Guardian
  • Hallde
  • Hospital Catering Association
  • Icebox Refrigerated Trailers
  • ITP Promedia Publishing
  • Kingspan Environmental
  • Liebherr-Great Britain
  • MCS Technical Products
  • Meiko UK
  • Multivac UK
  • Oxford Hardware
  • Panasonic UK
  • Precision Refrigeration
  • PRM waste
  • Purified Air
  • QCR Recycling Equipment
  • Regale Microwaves
  • Retigo
  • Rexmartins
  • Roller Grill UK
  • Rotowash
  • Samsung
  • S&S Northern
  • ScanBox
  • Space Group
  • Sterling Foodservice Design
  • Target Catering Equipment
  • The American BBQ Company
  • TM Electronics (UK)
  • Trak Hupfer
  • True Food International
  • Univent Systems
  • Unox UK
  • Viessmann Refrigeration Systems
  • Welbilt UK

“It’s great to have a show dedicated for the commercial kitchen, it’s the most relevant UK show in my calendar,” says Adele Hing, kitchen & equipment development manager – food operations at Nando’s.

“In my opinion, Commercial Kitchen is the best exhibition for our industry,” says Peter Farrell, sales director at C&C Catering Equipment.

“Commercial Kitchen is the ideal show to visit whether it’s to sense check your kitchen equipment against other brands or to find some new suppliers of equipment to suit your kitchen needs.  A must attend,” says Chris Knights, group executive chef at Young & Co’s Brewery.

“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,” says Seamus O’Donnell, head of kitchen operations at The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants.

Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 5-6 June 2018.  Show features include a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and CEDA Awards Gallery.

As in previous years, the show’s expert seminar content will cover key themes that focus specifically on the kitchen or back of house, including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, and best practices.  There will be dedicated sessions hosted by CEDA and The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) – the show’s lead partner and association partner respectively.

The first wave of seminars are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Free visitor registration

For further information and to register for a free trade pass, please visit (direct link:



Media enquiries:
Please apply for a press pass here:
Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
t: +44 (0)1273 645134
e: [email protected]

Nina Jones, Marketing Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645146
e: [email protected]

Exhibitor enquiries to:
Katie Tyler, Event Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645155
e: [email protected]

Chris Brazier, Group Event Director
t: +44 (0)1273 645123
e: [email protected]


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