Registration is now open for The Professional Kitchen Show and The Foodservice Show. The two shows are co-located at the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 January, and both boast experiential features, engaging speakers and the most influential and innovative suppliers from around the country.
Over 8,000 key senior buyers and 200 exhibitors will fill the NEC Birmingham over the two-day event. Suppliers already confirmed across the two shows include Smeg, MEIKO, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd, Essential Cuisine, Rational, O’Donohue’s Bakery, Synergy Grill, Bowlander Ingredients and more.
At the heart of The Professional Kitchen Show is the Kitchenology smart kitchen. Kitchenology will bring attendees into the kitchen of the future, showcasing the most innovative products and smart technology with a focus around business efficiencies and sustainability.
Meanwhile in The Foodservice Show, head chefs, catering professionals, and food and beverage managers can head to The Covered Market to see what’s new, hear growers’ stories and taste some of the finest fresh ingredients the UK has to offer.
And everyone can see ingredients used in the most impressive ways imaginable at Salon Culinaire – the UK’s most prestigious chef competition. Ruth Hansom, winner of TV’s Million Pound Menu and the first female winner of Young National Chef of the Year, and Leo Kattou, from Simpson’s Restaurant, BCF Chef of the Year finalist and of MasterChef fame, will be leading expert ‘Masterclasses’ across The Skills Theatre, an area dedicated to chefs at the start of their careers looking to learn from some of the very best .
Alongside these features is The Staff Canteen Live. The stage will be filled with culinary greats and the hottest new chefs on the scene, including:
• Tim Allen (Chef and Owner at The Flitch of Bacon)
• Danny Parker (Head Chef at Jesmond House and Great British Menu star)
• Paul Foster (Chef and Owner at Salt and recent Michelin star winner)
• Rupert Rowley (Head Chef at Fischers Baslow Hall and Michelin star winner)
• James Cochran (Head Chef at 1251 and Great British Menu winner)
• Ellis Barrie (Chef and Co-Owner at The Marram Grass and Great British Menu star)
• Colin McGurran (Chef and Owner at Winteringham Fields and Michelin star winner)
The event doesn’t just feature great chefs, it’s full of inspirational speakers to match. Talks will cover the most important topics in foodservice today, including staff retention, the impact of Brexit, the rise of street food, sustainability and zero waste.
Rakesh Nair, group development chef at The Cinnamon Collection, will feature in a vital talk about staff retention in the hospitality industry. He said: “I’m looking forward to joining the panel discussion on staff and training at The Foodservice Show. With factors such as Brexit and tighter immigration laws in India making it even harder to employ staff in hospitality, it’s vital that we have these conversations and look at new ways to solve the staffing shortage.
“We’ve already launched a Chef de Partie training programme at The Cinnamon Collection, so hopefully we’ll meet some of our chefs of the future!”
From exceptional equipment, to the most inspirational ingredients and innovative suppliers, the event promises to be a highlight of the calendar.
Registration is now open, so visit https://www.foodserviceshow.co.uk/visiting to guarantee your spot at the most exciting event of the year.