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PREVIEW: The Catering Equipment Expo 2017

Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Now in it's 29th year, The Restaurant Show will be once again taking over London Olympia on 2nd-4th October 2017, for three days of inspiration, essential tools and networking opportunities for all those in the restaurant and foodservice trade. For the second year running, all registrants will also gain entry to the Lockhart Catering Equipment Expo, where we will be showcasing the very best in the world of catering equipment and innovations, as well as the very latest food and drink presentation trends that you need to know about!

The Restaurant Show will also be playing host to the live final of the National Chef of the Year 2018 competition, making for one unmissable event. To secure your place, register for The Restaurant Show and Catering Equipment Expo now – and find out more about what you can look forward to below.

Who will you find at the CE Expo 2017?

At the Catering Equipment Expo, you can visit dozens of stands showcasing the most exciting products and innovations from our suppliers such as:

Churchill ('Raku' plate pictured below)
Creative Retail Display
• FEM (Hamilton Beach, Sirman, Vollrath & more)
Falcon / Lainox

As well as the UK’s top manufacturers, we will be showcasing our very own exclusive brands including:

• Kitchen appliances & utensils from Chefmaster, Arctica & Prepara
• Stunning Tableware from Artisan, Crème, Alto & Superwhite (Alto pictured below)
• Crystal Glassware collections from Glacial & Glacial Crystal
• 18/10 Contemporary Cutlery designs by Twentyeight
• Sharp Chef Outfitter completes the look with innovative breathable Chefs’ wear.

#alto #exclusive #brand #cateringequipment #ceexpo2016 #crockery #finedining

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Where will you find this?

Take a look at our Catering Equipment Expo floorplan below to see all of the brands and suppliers you can look forward to seeing, so you can begin planning your visit:

LAUNCH: Look Book Edition 2

We will also be launching the October edition of our Look Book, which will be packed with inspiration to help you get the most out of your equipment. Read last year’s copy online here for some current inspiration or search our Instagram account by clicking the picture below...

Industry Insight & Speakers

Speaking of the importance of food presentation, visit The Stage on Monday 2nd October at 2.30pm to see our seminar from Nicky Holmes at market research agency Zebra Square. We have commissioned research into whether a specific monetary value on the benefits of presenting food more effectively, by using more innovative and stylish tableware. Nicky will be presenting the research in her seminar, but you can also collect your copy of the research, “Presentation, Perception and Profits”, from the main Lockhart stand.

Find Us At Stand CE69!

And at the main Lockhart stand, number CE69, you can discover i360 - our new turnkey solution to improving your food presentation based on four fundamentals:

1. Insight: Diagnostic of current menu presentation
2. Innovate: Provide product innovation and inspiration
3. Inspire: Develop and present new ideas for feedback
4. Implement: Project manage commercial implementation on-site & online

Get Involved

When you visit the Lockhart stand (CE69), be sure to take part in our competition in which you could win a Chefmaster table top mixer, worth £396! We’ll present you with the images that we used as part of our research into the value of food presentation, and ask you to guess the value of each menu option. If you have the closest value-estimate as the consumers that we surveyed, you’ll win the Chefmaster mixer – but everyone who participates will receive a free cafetiere, so nobody leaves empty-handed.

Our Show-Only Offers

Not only that, but at the Catering Equipment Expo you’ll receive 10% off all Heavy Equipment orders, and 20% off all Light Equipment orders with Lockhart Catering Equipment. So, there’s no better time to stock up on your restaurant kitchen essentials, or order your new equipment to take your business to the next level.
(Discounts available only on catalogue pricing; full t’s & c’s apply).

See the National Chef of the Year 2018 in action

Away from the Catering Equipment Expo, there’s lots more to see at The Restaurant Show, including the live final of the National Chef of the Year and Young National Chef of the Year 2018 competitions. As a long-standing sponsor of the competition, we’re always very excited to watch the National Chef of the Year finalists go head-to-head in pursuit of the title, which is currently held by James Devine.

Read our interview with James here to find out how he clinched the 2017 title, and his top tips for success for this year’s finalists, and visit The Competition Theatre on Tuesday 3rd October to see the nail-biting final.

Don’t forget to register now to secure your place at the The Restaurant Show and Catering Equipment Expo – and follow our Twitter @BunzlLockhart for more updates ahead of the event!