Foodservice operators Living Ventures and Smokehouse Islington will both be sharing their experiences of the market with catering equipment distributors this week, at the annual CEDA Conference.
The pair will provide insight into their operations when they give presentations on the ‘business day’ of the event, this Friday. The conference is taking place at the Football Association’s Centre of Excellence in Burton-upon-Trent and will be attended by more than 100 designers and installers of commercial kitchens.
Paul Moran, group managing director at Living Ventures, will be on stages to discuss his hopes for the chain, which continues to expand. Living Ventures employs more than 2,500 people and is understood to be on track to top the £100m turnover mark in its current financial year.
Neil Rankin, chef patron at Smokehouse Islington, will tell the brand’s story in his keynote. The restaurant belongs to Noble Inns, a five-strong estate of London pubs and restaurants that prides itself on the quality of its dishes and food sourcing.
CEDA has a packed conference agenda planned for this year’s conference. Other speakers will include Kevin Grima, creative director of Harrison, Josh Valman, managing director of RPD International and Dr. Patrick Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything.