London debut attracts big brands to Commercial Kitchen comeback show

Leading brands have snapped up stand spaces at Commercial Kitchen’s much-anticipated London debut show this 23-24 September. With the show almost sold out, organisers have revealed a preview of some of the brands sharing new product innovations and technologies at this year’s event.

Many return exhibitors have increased their stand size in anticipation of a fruitful two days of much-needed networking and innovation-sharing. Among the returning brands are UNOX UK, whose MD Scott Duncan recently said “UNOX UK is delighted to have supported the Commercial Kitchen show since its launch and we’re excited to be a part of the show’s debut in London. It’s fantastic to be able to get together with industry friends and colleagues again after so long and what better place to do it. We’ll be showcasing our new products and demonstrating our commitment to innovation once again on the stand.”

Also returning to the show are Adande Refrigeration, Carpigiani, Hupfer, Jestic Foodservice Solutions, Lincat, Meiko UK, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, Regale Microwave Ovens, Retigo, Synergy Grill and True Refrigeration. Jestic’s Sales Director, Steve Morris, commented on the quality of the visitors at the last edition, saying “we saw as many quality buyers on the first day of Commercial Kitchen as we have done in three days at other shows.”

The show, which celebrates its belated fifth anniversary this year, has confirmed a ream of first-time exhibitors, including AutoQuotes UK, Capital Cooling, Catra, Cold Store Group, Inox Fabrications, Karakuri, Mechline, MKN GmbH & Co. KG, Mobilchef, Norgroup, Pro Foodservice Reps, Quintex and Total QSR.

This dedicated industry event covers everything required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen, including cooking equipment, refrigeration, kitchen gadgets, storage, warewashing, waste management, ventilation, fit out and design. A regular visitor at the show, Martyn Clover, Head of Food at Tortilla, commented that “Commercial Kitchen is one of the key events of the year. Innovation in our industry is moving so fast that the chance to see everything in one place is not to be missed.”

Other brands exhibiting at the show include Aco Building Drainage, Altro, Clifton Food Range, Cuisinequip, Duke Manufacturing, Environmental Products and Services, ETI Ltd, Filta Environmental, Jongor Hire, Klipspringer, MCS Technical, Multivac, Nelson, Purifed Air, rexmartins, Rimex Metals UK, Shelfspan, Univent, Valentine Equipment, Victor Manufacturing and Viessmann Refrigeration.

Commercial Kitchen’s charity partner, The Burnt Chef Project, will also have a presence at the show, raising awareness of mental health in the sector.

For visitors looking for design advice and inspiration, Commercial Kitchen’s lead partner ceda will be hosting their popular advice clinic. They will also be showcasing excellence in design, specification, fabrication and fitting on a host of professional kitchen and hospitality projects in the ceda Awards Gallery.

With the organisers continuing to add to the exhibitor list, the show remains “a must-see event [that] brings to life the innovation for the future” (Nathan Griffin, Operational Excellence Manager, Whitbread). Visitors can expect to discover a huge range of innovative products and keep up-to-date with industry trends, especially as the event is now co-located with its award-winning sister shows, lunch! and Casual Dining.

Living up to its reputation as “a fantastic platform to experience innovation in our industry” (Ross Ingleson, Group Executive Chef, Signature Pub Group), visitors can also look forward to the show’s biggest Innovation Challenge yet, which will be showcasing more new products than ever before. Entries into this year’s competition include products from Capital Cooling, Carpigiani, CK Direct, Duke Manufacturing, Environmental Products & Services, ETI Ltd, Filta Environmental, Hupfer, Jestic Foodservice Solutions, Klipspringer, Lincat, MCS Technical, Metcalfe Catering Equipment, MKN GmbH & Co. KG, Pro Foodservice Reps, Quintex, Retigo, rexmartins, Synergy Grill and UNOX UK.

“A fantastic show, attracting some of the biggest names in the industry. Moving to London will only add gravitas to what is already a must go to event,” says Simon Xavier, Executive Chef at The Restaurant Group Plc.

Commercial Kitchen 2021 takes place on 23-24 September at ExCeL London and is co-located with lunch! and Casual Dining. Registration is free and strictly for members of the trade only.

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