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26th September 2022

Casual Dining, lunch! and Commercial Kitchen make ‘successful return’ to ExCeL

Written by: Edward Waddell
On the 14 and 15 September, the co-located food shows were the ‘epicentre of innovation and inspiration’ for chefs and decision makers from pubs, restaurants, food-to-go, coffee shops, retailers and other business professionals across the nation.

The three events collectively attracted over 8,200 attendees who had the opportunity to meet with over 600 exhibitors.

Chris Brazier, group event director, commented: “It was amazing to see so many leading brands within the foodservice and hospitality sector connect with important decision makers, buyers, chefs, and retailers over the two days. Innovation was well and truly on the menu. The number of new products on offer was incredible to see…as well as taste and smell!

“Thank you to our amazing speakers for sharing their inspiring insights across the three events, especially after years of uncertainty and challenges in the industry. And of course, thank you to all our visitors, our exhibitors, partners and associations, we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to seeing you again next year on 27-28 September.”

The three shows also featured a comprehensive seminar programme that enabled attendees to gain insight about how industry leaders were able to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and how they accelerated their growth despite challenges.

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL DBA, chef patron at Café Spice Namasté, added: “Attending Commercial Kitchen is extremely important to discover industry innovations. A must attend for chefs to help improve their kitchens.”