The countdown to Commercial Kitchen 2018 officially got underway today with the news that online visitor registration is now open.
Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, the show is a magnet for top-level buyers from many of the country’s biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses.
More than 2,000 attendees are expected to pack the aisles again on 5-6 June, including representatives from Costa Coffee, Gala Leisure, GBK, Greene King, ISS, Marston’s, Nando’s, Pret A Manger, Punch Taverns, Sainsbury’s, Sodexo, Subway, TGI Friday’s, Whitbread, Center Parcs, Tesco, and many more.
Adele Hing, kitchen & equipment development manager – food operations at Nando’s, who spoke at last year’s event, described it as the “most relevant UK show in my calendar”. She said: “It’s great to have a show dedicated for the commercial kitchen.”
Over 100 exhibiting companies are lined up for this year’s event. Recent names to have confirmed their attendance include Liebherr UK, Commercial Catering Spares, Brunner-Anliker AG, Caterquip, Grease Guardian, Ansul, Kingspan, Trak Hupfer, General Catering Solutions, Grant Instruments, and Colwick.
They will join previously announced exhibitors such as Adande, Aqua Cure, Cuisinequip, DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems, Dega Floor, ETI, Fire and Ice, Meiko UK, Panasonic, Regale Microwave Ovens, Retigo, Roller Grill, Scan Box, Sterling Foodservice Design, Target Catering Equipment, True Refrigeration, Univent Systems, Unox UK, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems and Welbilt.
The show is supported by CEDA, which will continue in its pivotal role of lead partner, with The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) returning as association partner.
“The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator has to make, and Commercial Kitchen is the most comprehensive trade show of its kind, in this country,” explained Commercial Kitchen’s event manager Katie Tyler. “This year’s visitors will enjoy opportunities to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services from leading industry innovators.
“Being able to compare what’s on offer in the market from the best brands in one visit, and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, whatever your size or need, is what makes Commercial Kitchen such an invaluable experience to its visitors. It’s also what makes it such a unique proposition for its exhibitors,” she said.
For further information, and to register for a free trade pass, click HERE.