The organizers of Commercial Kitchen and its sister exhibitions Casual Dining and Lunch! said attending his events last week has restored confidence in face-to-face business, as he also revealed that they will be back on September 14 and 15 of next year.
The three trade shows took place simultaneously over two days at ExCeL London, with thousands of food, beverage and equipment buyers.
The commercial kitchen and casual dining room drew over 4,000 visitors each, while Lunch! had over 5,500 people through the gates.
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Diversified Group Events Director Chris Brazier said he was delighted the industry could come together again after the restrictions placed on it over the past 18 months.
“We are delighted to see that the industry has returned to face-to-face business events unequivocally. The brilliant exhibitors were back, the buyers were back and the buzz was back at our biggest show yet.
“We won’t rest on our laurels and have already started making an even better breakfast !, casual dining and commercial kitchen in 2022.”
In addition to the opportunity to see the latest catering equipment and F&B products firsthand, visitors had the chance to hear some of the big names in the industry during keynote speaker sessions.
Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside, Costa CEO Neil Lake, Burger King CEO Alasdair Murdoch, Azzurri Group CEO Steve Holmes and chefs Atul Kochhar, Sat Bains and Cyrus Todiwala all took to the stage to discuss the issues. the most pressing issues facing their businesses.
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