Foodservice Equipment Journal is delighted to officially welcome back Commercial Kitchen as the Supporting Partner of this year’s FEJ Awards.
Now in its fifth year, Commercial Kitchen is the must-attend trade event for buyers and specifiers of professional kitchen equipment in the foodservice sector.
Thousands of high-level buyers from restaurant chains, pubs, hotels, education providers and professional caterers attended the most recent show, with one in four responsible for annual corporate spend of more than £1m and one in ten presiding over a budget in excess of £5m.
The FEJ Awards take place on the first night of the 2020 Commercial Kitchen show, Wednesday 3 June.
Suppliers and operators attending the event at London ExCeL during the day will only need to make the short journey across to the Hilton Canary Wharf for a night of networking, socialising and celebrating.
The evening will start at 7pm with a champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner and the presentation of awards to the country’s leading foodservice operators and equipment suppliers.
Katie Tyler, event manager at Commercial Kitchen, said: “With Commercial Kitchen moving to ExCeL London for its fifth anniversary show, 2020 will be an even bigger year in terms of visiting buyers and exhibiting suppliers. I really like the fact that the awards give our attendees the opportunity to spend time relaxing and celebrating with peers and new friends after a busy day at the show.”
With a rich calibre of suppliers and buyers set to attend Commercial Kitchen, both the show and the awards will recognise innovation within the market.
“It is so important to celebrate back-of-house achievements and honour those champions steering change, especially given the recent challenges within the foodservice industry,” she said.
“Commercial Kitchen is prouder than ever before to be the only UK trade show dedicated for kitchen innovations. It aligns perfectly with the FEJ Awards which also recognise and celebrate industry innovation, so of course we didn’t hesitate in being a supporting partner once again. We are looking forward to another great evening.”
Category shortlists for the FEJ Awards will be voted on by the industry, with operators voting on suppliers, and suppliers voting on operators, to determine the winners.
Full details of the nomination process and how to enter will be published shortly.
Andrew Seymour, editorial director of FEJ, said: “We are delighted to welcome Commercial Kitchen back on board as the Supporting Partner of the FEJ Awards – especially with the show celebrating its fifth edition and making the move to London. It is an outstanding trade event that connects UK catering equipment innovators with the most influential kitchen specifiers and food development leaders. We look forward to putting on a memorable night that honours those who are blazing a trail in the industry.”
FEJ Awards 2020 categories
– Operator of the Year for Innovative Kitchen Design
– Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
– Operator of the Year for Multi-site Kitchen Projects
– Operator of the Year for Equipment Innovation
– Operator of the Year for Menu Development
– Operator of the Year for Best New Kitchen Concept
– Industry Innovator of the Year
– Executive Chef of the Year
– Supplier of the Year for Training & Education
– Supplier of the Year for New Product Development
– Supplier of the Year for Service & Support
– Multi-site Kitchen Project House of the Year
– Service & Maintenance Specialist of the Year
Tickets for the FEJ Awards 2020 can be purchased online HERE.
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