The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is the latest trade body to lend its support to Commercial Kitchen, the dedicated trade show for the catering equipment and services industry, which returns to the NEC Birmingham on 5th-6th June 2018.
Reflecting the show’s strong industry support, Commercial Kitchen has more than doubled its association partners this year, with many of them also set to host dedicated Keynote sessions that focus specifically on the kitchen or back of house.
Returning associations include: ceda (the show’s lead partner); The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) (partner); and Hospital Catering Association (HCA). New association supporters include: UKHospitality; The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA); The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association/Café Life Association; British Institute of Innkeeping (BII); National Association of Care Catering (NACC); and Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).
The show’s panel sessions will cover everything from the smallest to the biggest kitchens, including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, sustainability, and best practices.
Keynote sessions include ‘Building Better Kitchens in Hospitals’. The HCA’s National Chair Stewart McKenzie will be joined in this session by representatives from the NACC (Roger Denton, National Secretary) and ceda (Mark Kendall, Chairman). Together, they’ll address some of the key challenges for 2018 and beyond: juggling growing expectations, cost restrictions, nutritional care et al while keeping up with today’s catering technology and equipment to meet the highest of standards, is incredibly challenging for healthcare catering providers. The panel will be chaired by Phil Shelley (immediate past chair of the HCA) and will also feature NHS hospital trusts consultant Andy Jones, Chair of PS100.
“Expanding the knowledge of healthcare caterers is essential if we are to broaden our experiences and provide exemplar services. As the only UK show solely dedicated to catering equipment and services I strongly encourage all our members to attend this not to be missed event,” says Phil.
“Suppliers to the care sector are incredibly important. The support they offer care caterers and chefs through innovation, insight and advice is most valuable. Commercial Kitchen is a must-attend event I urge all our members to visit the show, talk to the exhibitors, listen to the speakers and join in the debates,” adds Neel Radia, National Chair of the NACC.
Free trade registration
Commercial Kitchen includes a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and ceda Awards Gallery.
For further information, and to register for a free trade pass, please visit www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk