Book your place at the hospitality supershow

06 September 2022 by
Book your place at the hospitality supershow

Casual Dining, Commercial Kitchen and lunch! will come together at ExCel London on the 14-15 September, bringing exhibitors and speakers to inspire visitors. The Caterer finds out what to expect

Casual Dining, Commercial Kitchen and lunch! will run alongside one another, offering "a hospitality supershow", according to Chris Brazier, group event director for Diversified Communications, the organiser behind the shows.

He adds: "We are excited to bring together a line-up like no other. Industry buyers and decision makers can explore the very best innovations in food-to-go, foodservice and kitchen design, across three buzzing show floors.

"The free to attend Keynote programme is packed full of exciting interviews, exclusive talks and panel discussions about the latest in the world of hospitality. I'm personally looking forward to seeing all the incredible brands launching their new products with many featured in the Innovation Challenges across the three shows."

Casual Dining is a trade event for the restaurant, pub and bar sector; Commercial Kitchen is for chefs and decision-makers from all types of professional kitchens, and lunch! is dedicated to the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector.

The three shows, which were first brought together in 2021, have gathered a loyal following over the years and are attended by senior professionals from Caffè Nero, Center Parcs, Compass Group, Dishoom, Five Guys, Greene King, Oakman Group, Fuller's, Heathrow Airport, Nando's, Pret A Manger, and the Restaurant Group.

The sister shows will showcase innovation from across their sectors, as well as provide networking and a world-class seminar programme full of expert advice on how to increase business, look after staff, discover trends and be more sustainable and profitable.

What to see at Lunch!

The 2022 Lunch! show will bring together more than 300 exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations, shaping the future of the food-to-go sector over the next 12 months, with many launching exclusively at the show.

The Delicious Ideas Food Group is exhibiting its plastic-free ‘Grab 'n' Go' range of snacks. They feature a mix of vegan, low-sugar, and high-protein options, including salted pretzel pearls, fruit and nut, gourmet jellybeans, hot and spicy nut and corn mix and more.

Stand L371

Moma Foods is exhibiting its new semi and whole oat drinks. The drinks are made in the UK with British wholegrain oats, are foamable and won't split, and fortified with vitamins D3, B2, B12 iodine and calcium to make them a suitable everyday alternative to dairy.

Stand L437

Oddlygood Global is exhibiting Oddlygood Dreamy Berries, an oat-based dessert with Scandinavian raspberries and blueberries, as well as the Oddlygood Barista Orange Brownie flavoured oat drink, and Dreamy Lemon, an oat-based dessert.

Stand L672

Glebe Farm Foods is showcasing its oat drink, made from gluten-free oats grown on an eco-friendly British farm. The drink, made from oats, water, sunflower oil and salt, is designed for barista-quality coffee and can also be used in smoothies or with cereals.

Stand L410

Vitamin Well (Barebells Functional Foods) is introducing Nocco Mango Del Sol, a new caffeinated drink. It is made with mangos and contains 180mg of caffeine and BCAA, which can help prevent muscle fatigue, and is sugar-free.

Stand L971

Remedy Drinks is promoting its wild berry kombucha. The blend of strawberry, blackberry and blueberry is handcrafted in small batches and contains no sugar.

Stand L432

Lunch! speaker highlights

Will Stratton-Morris, chief executive, Caffè Nero

Stratton-Morris will discuss the coffee brand and his plans for its future.

14 September, 10:30-11:00

Keynote Theatre 2 – Coffee Shop Keynotes

Kate Nicholls, chief executive, UKHospitality

Nicholls will discuss the biggest issues facing independent and multi-site café and coffee shop operators as well as the state of the hospitality industry.

14 September, 10:45-11:15

Keynote Theatre 3

Paul Hopper, founder, and Richard Franks, managing director, HOP Vietnamese

The management behind HOP Vietnamese will talk about its rapid growth and reveal the ways the company has innovated through digital growth and operations.

14 September, 12:15-12:45

Keynote Theatre 1

Food-to-go: Fast Forward Five Years

Analyst IGD will share its five-year food-to-go forecast, looking at the blurring of retail and foodservice, the challenges ahead and the innovations that are evolving and shaping the sector.

15 September, 11:45-12:15

Keynote Theatre 3

What to see at Casual Dining

More than 200 companies will exhibit at one of the industry's main restaurant, pub and bar events, with new innovations to be revealed and a free seminar programme with information on new trends.

GS Systems is promoting its new all-in-one electronic point of sale-integrated device, which can take orders, print bills and process payments (ApplePay, GooglePay and card) all in one trip to the table, saving time and reducing costs.

Stand CD137

Red Bull is introducing Red Bull Red Edition – Watermelon, which can be paired with gin to create the ‘Watermelon Gin Bull', a fast-growing serve across the UK.

Stand CD467

Oggs is exhibiting Scrambled Oggs, the plant-based egg alternative suitable for scrambles, quiches and carbonara. The product is designed for professionals, is easy to use and provides a source of plant-based protein.

Stand CD545

Pizza Equipment is showcasing the Moretti Forni serieX modular two-deck electric oven, the first to offer inclusive technology. The oven has its own baking cycle and the company claims it to be the lowest energy consumption of any pizza ovens. It also features an eco standby mode that modulates and balances the heat delivered to each baking zone during pauses in cooking.

Stand CD736

Dr Oetker Professional will present Pizza Perfettissima, which can go from kitchen to table in as little as four minutes. The range is made from extra-long-fermented dough and is pre-baked in a stone oven for texture and flavour.

Stand CD531

Casual Dining speaker highlights

Staying sustainable in the casual dining sector

Chaired by Juliane Caillouette Noble, managing director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Cherry Dejos, sustainability manager of PizzaExpress, James Taylor, head of sustainability and environmental purchasing at the Restaurant Group, and Oliver Rosevear, director of Sustainability at Fuller, Smith and Turner.

14 September, 15:15-15:45

Theatre 1

Gavin Smith, managing director, Pizza Pilgrims

Smith will be discussing how Pizza Pilgrims has been rolling out the brand so successfully and offering his thoughts on the future of the sector.

15 September, 10:45-11:15

Theatre 3

Thomasina Miers, co-founder, Wahaca

The inspirational co-founder of Wahaca will talk about her restaurant brand, hospitality and sustainability.

15 September, 11:15-11:45

Theatre 1

How to solve the casual dining staffing crisis forever

Mark McCulloch, founder, and David Campbell, interim chairman of Hospitality Rising, will discuss staffing issues.

15 September, 11:45-12:15

Theatre 3

What to see at Commercial Kitchen

More than 100 brands from suppliers and manufacturers will be on display, showing equipment required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen, including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, fit out and design.

MKN is exhibiting its MKN Counter SL series, a range of more than 70 electric and gas appliances in fully integrated suites, with easy-to-clean drain channels and wall installation. Most appliances are electric, reflecting the current trends for lower running costs.

Stand CK250

Shepherd Filters will be presenting its disposable kitchen grease filters. Made from 100% fire-retardant wool, these disposable kitchen hood filters capture up to 98% of airborne grease before it has the chance to penetrate the kitchen exhaust system. With significantly less grease build-up inside the hoods, ducts, and fan, maintenance costs are reduced, and the risk of fire also diminishes dramatically.

Stand CK101

Adventys UK is showcasing Octopus, an induction system that provides complete cooking flexibility, either outdoors or in the kitchen. Easy to clean and maintain, the 3000w of power Octopus provides is an alternative to the traditional charcoal barbecue. The system includes a cutting board, cast iron grill, stainless steel side plates, spatula and tongs.

Stand CK132

Meiko UK is showcasing the UPster H 500 pass-through dishwasher with AktivClean integrated water softening, which eliminates the need and cost of external softening apparatus. No tank discharge is required, providing major water savings compared with traditional softeners, as well as the savings on space and extra services.

Stand CK132

Electronic Temperature Instruments, the UK's largest digital thermometer manufacturer, has launched the Thermapen One digital food thermometer. Measuring temperature over the range of -49.9C to 299.9°C, it offers a combination of speed, accuracy and convenience.

Stand CK424

Commercial Kitchen speaker highlights

Tom Aikens, chef owner, Muse by Tom Aikens

Aikens is one of the UK's most acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs. In this exclusive opening interview Tom will discuss his career and plans for his restaurants.

14 September, 10:15-10:45

Keynote Theatre 1

Thrive: Mental health, empowering people in hospitality

Thrive co-founder Dr Adam Huxley will discuss how you can support your workforce in the prevention, screening and management of mental health conditions.

14 September, 10:45-11:15

Keynote Theatre 2

The Female Chef Panel

Bettina Campolucci Bordi, Cherish Finden, chef Ruth Hansom and Thuy Diem Pham will discuss their experiences, staffing and recruitment issues and wellness in commercial kitchens.

14 September, 11:15-11:45

Keynote Theatre 1

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