Hosted across two days on 27-28 September 2023 at ExCeL London, Casual Dining, Commercial Kitchen & lunch! are set to return for their best editions yet.
The co-located shows offer insight, inspiration and the latest products and services for restaurants, food-to-go, pubs, bars, cafés, coffee shops, supermarkets, contract caterers, hotels, delivery, wholesalers’ distributors and more.
Group Event Director Chris Brazier says: “We’re excited to be planning another industry leading event for 2023, that offers even more opportunities for trade buyers to connect, collaborate and innovate. This is THE place to learn about everything that’s happening in the industry and meet the trend-setting suppliers and brands that will elevate ambitious operators across the UK. With free registration now open, we can’t wait to welcome our visitors on 27-28 September.”
Visitor registration is now open and available at the bottom of this page for all three events
Registration for 2023 is now open and trade professionals must prove their trade status to visit. Pre-registration is encouraged to help secure a free ticket ahead of the shows.
The whole UK hospitality sector will be there. The three established events co-located for the first time in 2021, which provided a ‘one stop-shop’ for visitors to discover cutting-edge food and drink brands, plus the latest tech and kitchen equipment to help streamline businesses.
Last year over 8,200 attendees visited – including senior decision makers from Azzurri Group, BaxterStorey, Big Table Group, Bourne Leisure, Burger King, Caffè Nero, Compass Group, Costa, Dishoom, GAIL’s, Galvin Restaurants, Greene King, Greggs, Hall & Woodhouse, Hilton Hotels, ISS, itsu, John Lewis, KFC, LEON, Liverpool Football Club, M&S, Marstons, McDonalds, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Virgin Atlantic, and more.
“Having the three events together is massively important and creates that harmony in the industry. It’s allowed me to think about how we innovate not only from a food perspective but from an equipment perspective which is equally as important for us as a brand, and an integral part of what we do,” says Hannah Casey-Burnett, Head of Category and Wholesale, Greggs.
Brands confirmed for 2023
A record number of inspiring brands have been confirmed to exhibit at the three shows allowing maximum opportunity for conscientious buyers to see even more exciting innovation entering the market.
lunch! – The definitive event for the café, coffee shop & food-to-go sector have confirmed brands including Biopak, Sproud, Fri-Jado, GRIND Coffee Roasters, Rollover UK, Biotiful Dairy, Milliways, Tony’s Chocoloney, Lavazza Coffee, Magrini, Nestle Professional, Radnor Hills, Raynor Foods, TRIP drinks, Bridge Coffee Roasters, Kellogg’s, PG Tips, Pukka, Whole Earth, Clipper Teas, Kallo Foods, Simply Lunch, UCC Coffee and Huel.
Commercial Kitchen – The definitive event for chefs and decision makers for professional kitchens have confirmed leading brands including Smeg Foodservice UK, Adande Refrigeration, Lincat, Hobart UK, and UNOX.
Casual Dining – The definitive restaurant, pub and bar event have confirmed brands including Crops UK, Essential Cuisine, SquareUp, Beyond Meat, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Cadbury and Philadelphia, Peppadew, Tom Savano Cocktails, Siren Craft Brew, Funkin, Nestle, Zonal, General Mills – and more.
7 FREE Theatres of content
The three shows will offer carefully curated content across the two days. A range of high-profile presenters and panel discussions will cover the industry’s most pressing issues. Last year, the programme included the industry leaders from Caffè Nero, Itsu, GAIL’s Bakery, Pret A Manger, LEON, Wahaca, JD Wetherspoon, Caravan, Dishoom – plus top chefs including Tom Aikens, Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL DBA, Cherish Finden – and more.
Attendees can expect to be inspired and informed by a wide range of talks and panels, exploring new ideas and actionable insights. The full programme will be announced in the summer.
“lunch! is a great opportunity to see current suppliers and explore potential new ones. Nothing really beats having suppliers full range laid out in front of you, alongside any NPD they might be working on – you never know what you might come across,” says Amanda Lowe, Head of Innovation, Soho Coffee.
“Attending Commercial Kitchen is extremely important to discover industry innovations. It ensures my kitchen is more sustainable and helps me improve the way I run my kitchen,” says Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Chef Patron at Café Spice Namasté.
“Casual Dining is a great opportunity to meet with suppliers and see what’s new and exciting in the industry.” says Brian Trollip, MD, Dishoom.
Register for a free trade ticket here.
lunch! the definitive café, coffee shop & food-to-go event, will take place on 27-28 September 2023 at ExCeL London. For more information, please see here.
Casual Dining, the definitive restaurant, pub & bar event, will take place on 27-28 September 2023 at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit see here.
Commercial Kitchen, the definitive event for chefs and decision makers for professional kitchens, will take place on 27-28 September 2023 at ExCeL London. For more information, please see here.
Please note that badges will allow access across all three events.