Visitor registration is now open for Commercial Kitchen 2020 – the UK’s only dedicated kitchen equipment, services and design show.
Taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 3-4 June, Commercial Kitchen is celebrating its fifth anniversary. It’s set to welcome over 2,000 attendees, including CEOs, MDs and kitchen project experts from across the foodservice, catering and hospitality industry.
Among them, as in previous years, will be names from distributors including Brakes Catering Equipment, Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment, CHR Equipment, Fulcrum Commercial Kitchens, GastroNorth, KCCJ, TAG Catering Equipment and Vision Commercial Kitchens.
Aside from the new venue, organisers Diversified Communications have previewed new exhibitors, new speakers, and new innovations. Plus, a new Chef Essentials feature area has been announced, dedicated to showcasing the tools, gadgets, utensils, cookware and small appliances that professional chefs can’t work without.
Capital Cooling, Harrison Ovens, Pro Foodservice Reps, Total QSR, CATRA, Norbake Services, Rimex Metal, PSI Technology and others will be making their show debut at ExCeL in June.
While returning exhibitors include Roller Grill, Lincat, Altro, Regale Microwaves, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems, Multivac UK, Shelfspan, Environmental Products and Services, Hallde, Aco Building Drainage, Clifton Food Range, Nelson Catering Equipment, CCE Group, and True Refrigeration, plus association supporters/partners CEDA, FCSI, HCA and NACC.
Sustainability continues to be a big focus for the show. Foodservice equipment manufacturers and suppliers – like Unox UK, Hupfer, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, Meiko UK, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, Synergy Grill, MKN, Quintex, Inox Fabrications, Filta, Aircover, Purified Air, Univent Systems, Pro Foodservice Reps, Grease Guardian and Datasym, who are all exhibiting this year – believe they have solutions that help make kitchens greener and more efficient.
Gary Nunn, MD of Unox UK explained: “One of the biggest opportunities for any commercial kitchen operator lies in kitchen efficiency. By that I mean energy efficiency, time efficiency and food efficiency too. If a caterer can reduce energy, cut the time it takes to prepare food and reduce food waste too, it will inevitably increase margins – and that’s where investment in innovative kitchen equipment can pay for itself.”
Examples of some of the latest energy-efficient/sustainable solutions being showcased at the show this June include: Unox UK’s Climalux, which uses sensors to measure the humidity and ensure that cooking conditions match the chosen settings. This should create repeatable cooking processes, and deliver up to 90% water and energy savings compared with traditional combination ovens.
Another showcased innovation is Meiko UK’s Green Solutions BioMaster, which takes all food waste including cooking oils and fats and bones, creating a biomass product that is pumped to holding tanks for collection.
Venix’s Squero combi ovens are packed with features and come loaded with 200 cooking programmes and 150 recipes, which can be accessed via the 5in touchscreen and control dial (available exclusively through Jestic Foodservice Equipment).
Also on show will be Klipspringer’s FOM330 Food Oil Monitor is an objective oil measurement system that helps achieves greater consistency of fried product, ensures compliance with food safety standards, and reduces the amount of waste/cooking oil used.
Plus Pro Foodservice Reps is showcasing Puracycle’s Remarkable Foodservice Labels, which are engineered to withstand hundreds of dishwashing cycles and can replace 500 single use alternatives.
Event manager Katie Tyler said: “I love seeing the industry coming together for 2 days at Commercial Kitchen and experiencing that buzz of business being done. We’ve received tremendous support from across the industry backing our move, saying it’s ‘the right choice at the right time’. For them, Commercial Kitchen at ExCeL London is seen as the key event for 2020. We can’t wait to welcome them there.”