Commercial Kitchen is back in 2019 with its biggest show yet
Commercial Kitchen is back at the NEC Birmingham this 4-5 June, with its biggest ever show. As the UK’s leading kitchen equipment, services and design show, it’ll feature over 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, devices, tech and services required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen.
Visitors will also benefit from hearing expert insights from recently announced big names: Jon Knight, CEO of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, and Mos Shamel, CEO of Las Iguanas (both appearing in headline Keynote interviews). While dozens of leading exec chefs, food chiefs and industry influencers are set to appear in the show’s popular operator-led panel sessions, which will cover everything from the smallest to the biggest kitchens; including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, sustainability, and best practices.
Among the panellists confirmed (to date) are Simon Xavier, executive chef at The Restaurant Group (Chiquito), Antony Bennett, head of food at Loungers, and Steven Mangleshot, executive chef at wagamama, talking about their kitchens in the ‘Multisite’ panel. Seamus O’Donnell, executive chef at The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants, joins this year’s ‘Pub’ panel. While Alun Sperring, chef/owner of The Chilli Pickle and recent winner of Best Independent Restaurant at Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards, is the first addition to the new ‘Indian Restaurant Kitchens’ panel. The session will be chaired by chef and food consultant Jay Morjaria, an investment winner on the BBC’s My Million Pound Menu last year for his innovative East Asian restaurant concept ‘Dynasty’.
“If you value innovation in your kitchens then Commercial Kitchen should be your favourite show of the year,” says Loungers’ Antony Bennett.
Commercial Kitchen show is “incredibly important” to the sector it serves, agrees Las Iguanas’ CEO Mr Shamel.
Known throughout the industry for his inspirational approach to leadership and team development, he’s been integral to the growth of this authentic Latin American casual dining brand for over 15 years. In his opening day Q&A, he’ll be talking about the challenges of this dynamic market and their strategies for success.
“Our industry is great at sharing,” he says, “I intend to share some success stories that are relevant and also to warn others of pitfalls that I have encountered. We are constantly innovating to stay ahead and feel new and exciting to consumers. It’s tougher than ever to stay attractive and relevant.”
Head to Keynote Theatre 2 on opening day (4 June) to find out more.
THE industry event for kitchen innovations
“In just three years, Commercial Kitchen has established itself as the two days a year where the industry meets, launches innovations and does business,” says Katie Tyler, Commercial Kitchen’s event manager. “What makes it truly unique is that it brings together senior equipment buyers and key decision makers from every vertical sector, from all types of kitchens – from care homes, schools, hospitals and workplace canteens to pubs, bars, fast food outlets, branded restaurant chains and cafés.”
The show is expecting to welcome buyers from Bartlett Mitchell, Bourne Leisure, Brewhouse and Kitchen, Burger King, Casual Dining Group, Deliveroo, Drake and Morgan, EI Group, Empire Cinemas, Everyman Cinema, Fuller’s, Greene King, Hall & Woodhouse, Jolly Fine Pub Group, Kew Green Hotels, La Tasca, Las Iguanas, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers, PizzaExpress, Pizza Hut International, Punch Taverns, Sainsbury’s, SSP, Tesco, TGI Fridays, The Bath Pub Company, The Fat Duck, Tortilla, Virgin Trains, Whitbread, and more.
Register for your FREE ticket today
Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June 2019. Show features include a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and ceda Awards Gallery.
For more information and to register for your free trade ticket in advance (saving the £20 door fee), please click here
Dates and Opening times:
Tuesday 4 June: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 5 June: 10am to 4.30pm
Last entry is 1 hour before show close