Top operators announced for The Restaurant Show 2023

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Long-standing event: The Restaurant Show has a 30 year heritage
Long-standing event: The Restaurant Show has a 30 year heritage

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Experts from across the hospitality sector will be providing insight and advice as part of The Restaurant Show 2023.

The show, which is returning to Olympia London from 2 to 4 October, has been the flagship trade show for restaurateurs, chefs, casual dining operators, pub, bar and street food businesses and has been running for more than three decades.

Coupled with Catering Expo Equipment, the three-day exhibition aims to champion the outstanding products, people, insight and innovation of the food and drink industry.

Two new zones have been introduced this year – Bar & Drinks and Chef’s Ingredients, which will delve into areas in detail.

Bar & Drinks is set to be an area to provide a holistic view of beverages in hospitality. It will be bolstered by a dedicated Bar & Drinks Live theatre, in partnership with The Morning Advertiser​, including panels, presentations, interviews and tastings with a number of the sector’s leading experts.

Stellar speakers

This will feature Inception Group co-founder Charlie Gilkes, Marston’s director of communications and engagement Joanne Bradford, Stonegate Group managing director Helen Charlesworth and the British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Emma McClarkin.

Chef’s Ingredients will aim to showcase, educate and inspire chefs with the latest ingredients and techniques.

This will be in unison with the new Chef’s Live theatre, in partnership with Restaurant​. It will feature workshops and masterclasses with some of the nation’s leading chefs such as Tommy Banks, Philli Armitage-Mattin, Cyrus Todiwala and Gareth Ward, who will also be hosting mentoring sessions aimed at inspiring the next generation of UK chefs.

Furthermore, William Reed is investing in a multi-channel content strategy to flow through The Restaurant Show.

With an additional content theatre, Restaurant Live visitors will be able to access data, insight, panels, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, delivered by industry leaders such as Hawksmoor co-founder Will Beckett, chef-patron of Leeds-based restaurant The Man Behind The Curtain Michael O’Hare, Wahaca co-founder Mark Selby and Cumbria’s L’Enclume head chef Paul Burgalieres.

Long heritage

The show will be jam-packed with all this as well as plenty more speakers, the full list of which can be found here​.

William Reed wine and exhibitions managing director Andrew Reed said: “The Restaurant Show has 30 years of heritage as the go-to show for chefs, operators and businesses across the hospitality industry.

“We are delighted to bring the brand back into the spotlight. Restaurants are the lifeblood of the hospitality industry, whether that be in pubs, fast food, fine dining, coffee shops or casual dining outlets.

“We are committed to providing chefs with the content, education and inspiration that will help them thrive.

“With that, we unveil our plans to introduce a dedicated Chef’s Ingredients zone at the show – an area that will showcase innovation around ingredients, including a dedicated stage that will host workshops as well as mentoring sessions with some of the UK’s most respected chefs.”

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