The countdown to the much-anticipated Commercial Kitchen 2018 has officially begun. 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.
Many top name buyers have already confirmed their attendance at this year’s show including representatives from Greene King , Marstons, Punch Taverns, Mitchells and Butlers, The City Pub Group, Nando’s, Bourne Leisure, Hilton, Chilango, Esquires Coffee, Zizzi, Flat Iron, Marriott, Sainsbury’s, TGI Fridays, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tesco Stores, Tortilla, Yo Sushi, Ab Hotels, Baxterstorey, Sodexo and hundreds of quality independents.
It’s great to have a show dedicated for the commercial kitchen, it’s the most relevant UK show in my calendar.” – Adele Hing, Kitchen & Equipment Development Manager – Food Operations, Nando’s
“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 venue, whatever your size or need, is what makes Commercial Kitchen such an invaluable experience to its visitors,” she says.
Innovation down every aisle
Over 100 exhibiting companies are lined up for this year’s event, showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, services, devices and utensils required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen; including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, fit out and design.
Over the past few weeks many more leading equipment manufacturers, suppliers and distributors – including Anvil Traction, 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.
Big name highlights include Unox UK, Panasonic UK, Welbilt UK, Meiko UK, Adande Refrigeration, Purified Air, Regale Microwaves, Cuisinequip, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, The National Flooring Company, Fire and Ice, Reco-air, Retigo, Roller Grill UK, Samsung, Sterling Foodservice Design, Synergy Grill, Target Catering Equipment, True Food International, Univent Systems, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems and Whirlpool Professional/Blue Badger.
Visitors to the show can see the most exciting new products that have launched in the market in the Innovation Challenge Gallery. They’ll be able to vote for their favourites and be part of the audience to find out which ones win a coveted Commercial Kitchen Innovation Award.
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.” – Chris Knights, Group Executive Chef, Young’s & Geronimo Inns
FREE keynote seminars
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.
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Dates and Opening times – Tuesday 5 June: 10am to 5pm, Wednesday 6 June: 10am to 4.30pm, Last entry is 1 hour before show close
Venue – NEC Birmingham
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