Revitalised Restaurant Show Returns Promising Festival of Top Chef Talent

The Restaurant Show returns to Olympia London in October 2023 (02nd – 04th).

For the first time, the show will introduce two new zones. Chefs’ Ingredients will be dedicated to showcasing, educating and inspiring chefs with the latest ingredients and techniques embracing the industry. In unison with the zone will be the new Chef’s Live theatre in partnership with Restaurant, which will include workshops and masterclasses with leading UK chefs, including Tommy Banks, Philli Armitage-Mattin, Cyrus Todiwala and Gareth Ward, who will also host mentoring sessions aimed at inspiring the next generation of UK chefs.

For over 30 years, The Restaurant Show has been the flagship trade show for restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators as well as pub, bar and street food operators. Coupled with Catering Expo Equipment, the three-day exhibition champions the outstanding products, people, insight and innovation of the food and drink industry.

The second new zone added to the show this year is Bar & Drinks. This area will provide a holistic view of beverages in hospitality. From aperitifs and cocktails to beers, wines and spirits to coffees, teas and infusions, the drinks menu is a key element of any restaurant, bar, or pub and the driver of higher margins and profitability. This zone will also be bolstered by a dedicated Bar & Drinks Live theatre in partnership with The Morning Advertiser, incorporating panels, presentations, interviews and tastings with some of the leading industry experts, including Charlie Gilkes of Inception Group, Joanne Bradford of Marston’s, Helen Charlesworth of Stonegate and Emma McClarkin of BBPA.

Alongside Chefs Live and Bar & Drinks, William Reed is investing in a multi-channel content strategy that will flow through The Restaurant Show. With an additional content theatre, Restaurant Live, visitors will have access to a data, insight, panels, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, delivered by industry leaders, including Will Beckett of Hawksmoor, Michael O’Hare of The Man Behind The Curtain, Mark Selby of Wahaca and Paul Burgalieres of L’Enclume, covering the latest trends impacting the UK hospitality market.

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Commenting on the new features, Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine and Exhibitions at William 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 Chefs’ Ingredients zone at the show. This area 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.”

The Restaurant Show returns in 2023 from 02nd-04th October at Olympia London, featuring Catering Equipment Expo.

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