Commercial Kitchen show boosts catering equipment line-up

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The organisers of Commercial Kitchen, a brand new trade show for catering equipment buyers, has announced a raft of new exhibitors ahead of the exhibition’s launch in 2016.

Diversified Communications, which also organises the popular Lunch! and Casual Dining shows, said “momentum was continuing to build” for the event, which will take place at the Birmingham NEC on 7-8 June.

Purified Air, Rex Martins, Robot Coupe, CaterSave, Space Catering, Glen Dimplex, Instanta, Oxford Hardware, Aqua Mundus, Henkelman, CC Spares, Catering Equipment, ETI, Thermomix, Bournville Catering, Clifton Food Range, and Cedabond are among the latest firms to sign up to the show.

They join other big industry names such as MSC Tech Products, Gram, Hoshizaki, Unox, Rational, Manitowoc Foodservice, Frima, Cutlery Polisher, Pentland, ACME Facilities, Electrolux, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, Valentine and Adande Refrigeration in confirming their presence at the show.

“We’ve been working very closely with key industry operators and suppliers and have been delighted with the wide scale support the show is receiving,” said group event director Chris Brazier. “With new exhibitors coming on board each week, our visitors will enjoy an unrivalled showcase of the complete range of innovative equipment, devices and utensils required to run a commercial kitchen from 100 hand-picked companies.”

Peter Woods, executive head chef at Corinthia Hotel London, said he was looking forward to seeing the latest catering kit on the show. “I want my kitchen to be full of the best, most innovative equipment on the market. A dedicated trade show for the catering equipment sector would be the ideal arena for my purchasing needs,” he commented.

Brian Whiting, managing director of pub group Whiting & Hammond, added that it remains important to see the latest advancements in cooking technology under one roof. “As a leading pub operator, our kitchens are at the heart of our business. I think a dedicated trade show for innovation within the catering equipment sector is a must attend.”

With recent industry research suggesting that 90% of hospitality brands remain optimistic about their fortunes, Diversified Communications believes anticipated market growth across multiple sectors will feed demand for fresh and innovative catering equipment.

Exhibitors say they are looking forward to the exhibition’s launch. Melissa Pereira, UK key account director at combi oven manufacturer Rational, said: “We are very excited to be participating at the new Commercial Kitchen Exhibition. A dedicated event of this type, for the catering industry, where equipment suppliers can showcase their latest products is something we firmly believe the market needs.”

Martin Porter, managing director of catering equipment supplier Rex Martins, added: “Commercial Kitchen promises to be an all-inclusive trade event that will bring the whole catering equipment market together for two days of lead generation and thought leadership. We’re proud to support a show that is specifically targeting lucrative buyers from all sides of the industry and from all around the UK.”

Advance visitor registration for the show will open next month.

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