What our Visitors Say
“The Restaurant Show, if you are in the industry, is a must attend event. It is over a 3 day period and you can turn up and can see many different things. You can see plates, pots, pans, drinks, ways to serve coffee. And, on top of that, you have really interesting talks by relevant people in the industry that cover so many different sectors and topics. So it’s not just about chefs it covers so much more so, if you are in the industry you really must pay a visit.”
Tom Kerridge, Chef Patron, The Hand and Flowers
“This is our first time at the show, I'm quite impressed by the size and scale of it. There’s a lot going on and it’s varied as well which is quite a surprise, it’s not just food stalls and it’s not just back of house catering stuff it covers everything.”
Fergus Harding, Assistant Catering Manager, Denbies Wine Estate Ltd
“It’s the first time I’ve been. It’s interesting, well structured and there’s a lot of different people we wouldn’t normally get back home. It’s nice to see a good mix of different people, well worth coming.”
Jason Mead, Head Chef, The Gallery Restaurant
“Always enjoy our time here at the show, come here every year".
Jane Grogan, General Manager, Back Inn Time Diner Ltd
“We love coming to The Restaurant Show, we visit to keep on trend. It’s great to see what’s new and speak face to face with suppliers. It brings the whole industry together".
David Thompson, Business Owner, The Belgian Arms
“I’ve really enjoyed meeting up with local producers who are championing their products. It’s much better to meet them face-to-face and actually try their products. I have found a local producer which I hope to do business with.”
Chloe Cunningham, CEO, Cunningham
“There’s a different range on show here so we can gain a good perspective on things that are available in the market that you wouldn’t usually think about. So that’s why I enjoy it!".
Carolina Piedade, Chef, House of Lords
“For me it’s more about the hospitality industry. You have everybody here from catering and crockery suppliers, reservations systems you’ve got food and drink suppliers. There’s everything under one roof ultimately and every corner you turn around there’s another familiar face so it’s a great show.”
Martin Williams, CEO & Founder, M Restaurants
“The show is an insight into the industry whether its new produce or equipment, ingredients or suppliers. Every year the show goes from strength to strength, there’s such a variety of things to see from demonstrations to competitions to suppliers and it’s also a good time to catch up with suppliers that you don’t get to see outside the working environment.”
James Petrie, Group Executive Development Chef, Gordon Ramsay Group
“I’ve been coming for a few years now and I come to see innovation. I think it’s great for our industry for everyone to come together. I think the show is important because I think the industry is trying to move forward so you come to these sorts of events to see what’s happening.”
Freddie Forster, Head Chef, Plateau Restaurant, Canary Wharf
"It's a well established show, it's vibrant. A lot of new companies here this year. The show is always ahead of the game. The show allows chefs, sommeliers. hotel owners, restaurant oweners the opportunity to come here and source new ingredients and get some inspiration and i think without having that our job would be a lot harder, so i think it's actually vital to come."
William Curley, Patissier- Chocolatier, William Curley
Plus via our Social Media channels…
The @RestaurantShow 2018 was a very engaging & entertaining event. The many innovations & services just over the horizon is certain to take the kitchen to new levels of development!- @hoshizakigramuk
It is one of the best shows in our humble oppinion. Throoughly enjoyed our visit on Tuesday- @AiredaleGroup
Great to catch up with so many peopl today @restaurantshow- J Petersen-Medley
Really great to visit TRS today, awesome to catch up with our industry colleagues- Richard C- Fatboy’s Catering Equipment