Celebrity chef and founder of The Cinnamon Collection, Vivek Singh, has been confirmed for a headline keynote at the Commercial Kitchen show.
Singh’s ‘in conversation’ session, with fellow chef and restaurant consultant Jay Morjaria, is set to reveal exclusive insights into the inner workings of the kitchens and kit at the heart of his top London restaurants.
The author of five cookbooks, a regular face on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef, and often featured in the national press, Singh is renowned as one of the most innovative Indian food chefs of his generation.
He will be talking about the kitchen designs, equipment, training and practices that have helped steer his restaurants to success. The sessions will start at 11am on the show’s opening day.
“Commercial Kitchen is an important trade event, as it shows chefs the latest innovations and possibilities for their kitchens,” commented Singh. “I’m really passionate about the equipment that makes our kitchens work for our teams and customers, and I look forward to seeing my colleagues and peers at this inspiring industry event.”
Previously confirmed big names include world-renowned pastry chef Claire Clark MBE – the first person in the UK, and only female recipient, to be awarded the Master of Culinary Arts for outstanding craftsmanship; Chris Knights, group executive chef at Young’s Pubs and Geronimo Inns; Kumour Uddin, group executive chef at Anglian Country Inns; and Robert Quehan, formerly of The Ivy and now head chef at The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park/
“Commercial Kitchen is the ideal place to source the most up-to date kitchen equipment on the market today. Your kitchen will benefit from all the latest technology here – helping you run an effective and efficient kitchen, saving both time and money,” said Claire Clark MBE, owner and director of Pretty Sweet and The Claire Clark Academy for Patisserie Excellence.
Other new speakersinclude James Douglas, co-founder and director at Red’s True Barbecue, Adele Hing, development manager (kitchen, equipment & food operations) at Nando’s UK & Ireland, and Chris Webb, catering operations manager at Punch Taverns.