First look at the line-up for 2018’s The Restaurant Show


It’s the 30th anniversary year for The Restaurant Show and the event is shaping up to be a celebration of the hospitality industry, with big names, culinary battles and insight-packed live sessions due to take place at the October exhibition .

There will also be new products and services from over 450 suppliers across The Restaurant Show, Bar & Pub and Catering Equipment Expo.

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The live stage will see some well-known industry names talking through their journey so far. This includes the opportunity to hear from chef Tom Kerridge, who’s currently out to crack the capital with his new restaurant dedicated to outstanding British cuisine.

There will be the opportunity to pick up some industry insights when Daniel Clifford, chef patron of Midsummer House takes to the stage at the show.

Business boosting insights

This year’s show will offer a range of discussions and panel sessions, with Open Table joined by a series of expert panellists throughout the show.

There’s a chance to get to grips with the global market and find out how to secure more bookings with out-of-town diners from another city or even another country.

Plus, learn how to cut through the noise to help new diners discover what makes your cuisine different. An expert panel will be on hand to offer practical ways to capitalise on the best communication channels to boost loyalty and bring new customers direct to you.

The Trend Watching sessions from MCA Foodservice with see executive director Simon Stenning talk you through the emerging trends and how they apply to your business.

Taste sensations

From sake tastings and Japanese food pairings, to wine tastings with Master of Wine, Peter McCombie, there will be heaps of food and wine on offer at the show.

There’s also a masterclass in cheese to enjoy, with cheese writer Patrick McGuigan and Matthew Carver from The Cheese Restaurant in Camden.

See the best put to the test

Talented chefs compete to become the new National Chef of the Year and passionate newcomers cook up a storm for the chance to be crowned Young National Chef of the Year.

There will be several other top culinary competitions taking place during the show too, including The Kikkoman Masters and Compass Chef of The Year.

More to be revealed

Listen out for further announcements from The Restaurant Show as more industry names, innovative sessions and interesting suppliers are revealed.  Keep up with all the latest news about the event on Twitter by following @restaurantshow. For more information and to register for free visit


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