Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June. With more than 100 companies set to showcase the latest in kitchen equipment, services and design, plus a free seminar programme featuring more than 60 speakers, Lisa Jenkins reports
Discover the latest launches at the Innovation Challenge Gallery
If you’re looking for fresh ideas to enhance your kitchen, then the Innovation Challenge Gallery should be your first port of call. Head here to discover the newest and most cutting-edge products from leading brands, including Unox UK, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, Lincat, Kingspan Water & Energy, Synergy Grill, EPAS and Regale Microwave Ovens.
Vote for your favourite on day one and those with the most votes will have the opportunity to pitch their products to a panel of industry judges on day two of the show. Catch all the action at the Innovation Challenge Live in Keynote Theatre Two at 11.15am on Wednesday 5 June – with results revealed later that same day.
Enjoy first-class content with the show’s biggest ever seminar programme
Thanks to the addition of a second seminar theatre, there’s even more great content for you to enjoy at Commercial Kitchen this year. The show’s biggest ever speaker list includes new names from Greene King, Costa Coffee, TRG, the Alchemist, Loungers, Eat, Las Iguanas, Dishoom, Prezzo, Hilton Hotels, CH&Co, Pizza Pilgrims and are all set to share exclusive insights. You can view the full seminar programme at www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk/keynote-seminar-programme.
Listen to an exclusive interview with Mos Shamel, chief executive of Las Iguanas
Make sure to grab a front row seat in Keynote Theatre Two at 2.15pm on Tuesday 4 June to catch this interview with Las Iguanas chief executive Mos Shamel. Known throughout the business for his inspirational approach to leadership and team development, he’s been integral to the growth of this Latin American-inspired casual-dining brand for more than 15 years.
Get expert commercial kitchen design tips at the Ceda Advice Clinic
If you’re planning a new commercial kitchen project – or just want some top tips on kitchen design – then the Ceda Advice Clinic is one part of the show you won’t want to miss. Just head to Ceda’s stand (B41) on either day of the show, where specialists will be on hand to tackle all your kitchen design conundrums in exclusive one-to-one consultations.
Source the latest in sustainability and green kitchen solutions
The spotlight is on sustainability at Commercial Kitchen this year. From the latest energy-efficient models on the show floor (see Valentine Equipment, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, Hupfer, Meiko UK, Target Catering Equipment, and many more), to the Soil Association’s Sustainable Kitchen Panel (Keynote Theatre One at 10.45am on Wednesday 5 June) – the show offers an unbeatable opportunity to get the scoop on the latest sustainable developments shaking up the sector.
Gain specialist insights from panel sessions tailored to your sector
No matter the type and size of kitchen, there’s something for everyone at this year’s show. Specialists in Indian cuisine won’t want to miss the Indian Restaurant Kitchens panel, with industry innovators Naved Nasir (Dishoom) and Alun Sperring (the Chilli Pickle), while Kitchens for Cafes & Coffee Shops offers the chance to hear from key figures from Trade and Eat. For pub and bar operators, the Pub & Bar Kitchen Panel will unite Craig Brookfield (Greene King), and Seamus O’Donnell (the Alchemist) to share insights into the sector.
Be inspired by cutting-edge commercial kitchen design at the Ceda Awards Gallery
At the Ceda Awards Gallery you’ll have the chance to view cutting-edge commercial kitchen design and execution, with a showcase of all the shortlisted entries from the 2019 awards. And for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this year’s winning designs, don’t miss Ceda’s Award Winning Kitchen Design panel in Keynote Theatre Two at 3.15pm on Tuesday 4 June and 1.15pm on Wednesday 5 June.
Attend association-led panel discussions with key industry figures
Commercial Kitchen boasts 12 association partners for 2019, with many of them also set to host dedicated keynote sessions. Highlights include Papa’s Italian Restaurant Kitchen Panel, which will offer insights from industry leaders including Paul Lewis, head of food at Prezzo, and Tom Mullins, back of house operations at Pizza Pilgrims.
The NACC and HCA will look at the biggest challenges facing hospital and care home kitchens in Kitchens that Care; and the Consultant Panel: Focus on the Future will bring together professional FCSI members to debate what the industry must do in the face of political and economic uncertainty.
See the latest innovations from influential brands and leading suppliers
The exhibitor list covers everything required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen, and features top suppliers including DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, RETIGO, PRM Waste Systems, RH Hall, True Refrigeration, Victor Manufacturing, Wexiodisk, Grande Cuisine, Roller Grill, and many more.
With so many influential brands in one place, the show is an essential visit for anyone wanting to get a first look at the latest launches and discover the best kitchen equipment on the market.
Register for your free ticket today
Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June 2019. For further information and to register for a free trade ticket, please visit
www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk and quote priority code CK107. You can view the full exhibitor list at www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk/exhibitor-list.