Commercial Kitchen show launches ’30 under 30′ initiative

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Commercial Kitchen has announced the launch of ‘30 under 30’ – an exciting new initiative to recognise and celebrate the rising stars and future leaders of the sector that are already authorising and influencing major kitchen decisions.

Given the breadth of the show’s appeal and the many verticals it serves, Commercial Kitchen’s 30 under 30 is open to all end-user operators working for everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to local pubs and bars, from national casual dining chains to fast food outlets, leisure venues, contract caterers and more.

Nominees – which could include development chefs, operations managers and foodservice equipment buyers – must be aged 30 or under, as at 4 June 2019, when Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham.

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Foodservice Equipment Journal is backing the initiative and will be on the judging panel, along with trade association Ceda, leading operators and partners of the show.

The 30 young professionals who make the final 30 under 30 list will be invited to an exclusive networking event taking place at this year’s show.

“This industry is full of so many young, talented and ambitious individuals, driving innovation at every level,” said Katie Tyler, event manager of Commercial Kitchen. “We’re absolutely thrilled to offer a new generation of influencers and leaders the platform to come together and learn from one another at their annual industry event.”

To nominate (self-nominations are also accepted), click HERE.

Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June 2019.  Show features include a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and ceda Awards Gallery.

For further information and to register for a free trade ticket, visit

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