Commercial Kitchen Show 2017 opens for registration

The 2017 edition of the Commercial Kitchen show in Birmingham has now opened for visitor registration.

Diversified Communications, which organises the show, says this year’s event, which takes place on 6-7 June, will attract more than 2,000 catering equipment buyers, specifiers, distributors and consultants from across the foodservice and hospitality sector.

100 exhibitors will be showcasing everything from cooking equipment, refrigeration, ventilation and storage, to warewashing, fit-out and design at the show.

Induced Energy, Cuisinequip, MCS Technical Products, Target Catering Equipment, Wexiödisk, Nelson Catering Equipment, Adande Refrigeration, Hoshizaki Gram, True MFG, and Liebherr UK are among some of the brands that will be promoting their latest energy efficient models.

Despite the challenges that Brexit and rising costs present, that growth – across multiple sectors – the number of food-led licensed venues in Britain had risen by almost 14% over the past five years.

However, operators will need to work even harder to win consumer spend. “Price rises have hit the industry in the last few months and every aspect of a commercial kitchen will be under scrutiny to cut costs wherever possible,” said Ray Hall, managing director of R H Hall Foodservice Solutions.

“Consumers will be more conscious than ever of value for money when eating out. To provide high quality results, operators will rely on their equipment for reliability and consistency, whilst investing in products that can increase the diversity of their menu.”

R H Hall is returning for its second year at Commercial Kitchen. It will be demonstrating how the latest products from their exclusive brands – including Sharp, Maestrowave, iWave, Smeg, Simply Stainless and Crown Verity – can help operators “produce the best possible quality menu in the most efficient way”.

Rational UK, Retigo, Roller Grill, Panasonic UK, ScanBox, Manitowoc and Unox UK will also be showcasing innovative cooking technology.

Kate Brooman, marketing and media manager at Unox UK, which will be promoting its CHEFTOP and BAKERTOP MIND.Maps combi ovens at the show, said the brand is looking forward to meeting high quality visitors after a positive showing last year.

“As the only show that focuses purely on commercial kitchen equipment, Commercial Kitchen attracts top suppliers and showcases the latest innovation in the industry, which in turn attracts key decision makers,” she said.

Free registration for the show is now open HERE.