The countdown to the much-anticipated Commercial Kitchen 2018 has officially begun, with the opening of online visitor registration.

Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, the show is already well-renowned for attracting top-level buyers from many of the country’s biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses.  Over 2,000 attendees are expected to pack the aisles again on 5-6 June, including representatives from Costa Coffee, Gala Leisure, GBK, Greene King, ISS, Marston’s, Nando’s, Pret A Manger, Punch Taverns, Sainsbury’s, Sodexo, Subway, TGI Friday’s, Whitbread, Center Parcs, Tesco, and many more.

“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.

Over 100 exhibiting companies will be there to meet them – showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, devices, tech and services required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen.  Liebherr UK, Commercial Catering Spares, Brunner-Anliker AG, Caterquip, Grease Guardian, Ansul, Kingspan, Trak Hupfer, General Catering Solutions, Grant Instruments, and Colwick are the latest big names to confirm.

They join previously announced exhibitors, including: Adande Refrigeration, Aqua Cure, Cuisinequip, DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems, Dega Floor, ETI, Fire and Ice, Meiko UK, Panasonic, Regale Microwave Ovens, Retigo, Roller Grill, Scan Box (UK & Ireland), Sterling Foodservice Design, Target Catering Equipment, True Refrigeration, Univent Systems, Unox UK, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems, and Welbilt.

The show is supported by CEDA, which will continue in its pivotal role of lead partner, with The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) returning as association partner.

“The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator has to make, and Commercial Kitchen is the most comprehensive trade show of its kind, in this country,” explains Commercial Kitchen’s event manager Katie Tyler.  “This year’s visitors will enjoy opportunities to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services from leading industry innovators.

“Being able to compare what’s on offer in the market from the best brands in one visit, and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, whatever your size or need, is what makes Commercial Kitchen such an invaluable experience to its visitors.  It’s also what makes it such a unique proposition for its exhibitors,” she says.

“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.  It’s a must attend,” says Chris Knights, group executive chef at Young’s & Geronimo Pubs.

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.

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