The Ceres Podcast-logo

The Ceres Podcast

Food & Cooking Podcasts

Stelios (Founder & Director of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation) travels and talks to exciting people within the Food & Hospitality industry. We don't rush in this podcast; we really want to discover what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from chefs, food producers, fish & chip shop owners, growers, hoteliers, food futurists, suppliers, potato merchants, restauranteurs, trade associations, and whoever makes hospitality happen. Tune in if you're in the business of making hospitality happen.

Stelios (Founder & Director of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation) travels and talks to exciting people within the Food & Hospitality industry. We don't rush in this podcast; we really want to discover what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from chefs, food producers, fish & chip shop owners, growers, hoteliers, food futurists, suppliers, potato merchants, restauranteurs, trade associations, and whoever makes hospitality happen. Tune in if you're in the business of making hospitality happen.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Stelios (Founder & Director of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation) travels and talks to exciting people within the Food & Hospitality industry. We don't rush in this podcast; we really want to discover what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from chefs, food producers, fish & chip shop owners, growers, hoteliers, food futurists, suppliers, potato merchants, restauranteurs, trade associations, and whoever makes hospitality happen. Tune in if you're in the business of making hospitality happen.

Language:

English

Contact:

0845 3711 522


Episodes

#127 - Paul Gunning, Purslane

7/2/2022
Paul Gunning is the head chef and owner of Purslane in the stunning area of Stockbridge on St. Stephen Street. This fantastic restaurant is the epitome of rustic, casual fine dining. Paul is a brilliant podcast guest; we got into the nitty-gritty of what he likes about the restaurant business. To find out more about Paul or Purslane: 💡 Visit Purslane Restaurant Website 💡 📮Join the Ceres email list to keep updated and get monthly offers. 📧 To send your feedback or suggest a...

Duration:01:53:15

#126 - Stefano Nella, Nella Cutlery Services

5/18/2022
In this episode, Stelios talks to Stefano Nella from Nella Cutlery Services. Nella Cutlery Services have been sharpening knives for over 120 years; I love that Nella has been in business for this long, but they have evolved and stayed true to what they do. Nella Cutlery Services have been at the forefront of sustainability for a long time, even when it wasn't fashionable. Nella Cutlery also gets the most out of your money, no more broken mouldy boards, no more blunt knives. Put an end...

Duration:01:19:55

#125 - Matthew Konen, Athena B

4/5/2022
Matthew Konen has been in the fish & chip industry since 2018; I wanted to get Matthew on the podcast because I knew that he had a lot of challenges turning Athena B around and still does. As we all know, there are loads of general challenges with hospitality at the moment, so it was interesting to hear how they are going about these issues. I love how optimistic Matthew is, it does not diminish how hard things are at the moment, but we all need to keep pushing hard through these...

Duration:01:42:07

#124 - Amanda Stansfield, Granny Gothards

3/31/2022
Stelios talks to the brilliant Amanda Stansfield from Granny Gothard's; they discuss building a great business with local and quality values and international ambitions. Oh, and let us not forget the ice cream. To find out more about Granny Gothard's, visit their website. To follow Amanda visit her profile on LinkedIn. To enjoy some amazing ice cream get yours from Waitrose or Ocado.

Duration:01:20:20

#123 - William Crooks, Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants

3/30/2022
Stelios talks to William Crooks from Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants in Whitby in this episode. They discuss the history of Dennis Crooks but also the current happenings in the British fish industry. Visit Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants to find out more.

Duration:00:50:07

#122 - Mark Hayward, Dingley Dell Pork

3/12/2022
Mark & his brother Paul are third-generation family farmers with a deep love and respect for the countryside and agriculture. They started the Dingley Dell Pork brand around 15 years ago with the philosophy of animal welfare, taste, and sustainability. These remain the pillars and foundations of what they do today. Listen to Mark & Stelios discuss so many great topics about British farming, helping the bees and nearly everything pig-related. The first three listeners to contact us...

Duration:02:12:42

#121 - Andrew Crook

1/2/2022
In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, I talk to Andrew Crook, the owner of Skippers Fish Bar in Euxton and president of The National Federation of Fish Friers. To learn more about The National Federation of Fish Friers, visit https://www.nfff.co.uk To join our mailing list visit https://j.mp/3zg0uIJ

Duration:01:50:27

#120 - Stuart Fusco

1/2/2022
In the first instalment of the Ceres Podcast of 2022, we talked to Stuart Fusco of the Fusco Group in Whitby. To join our mailing list visit https://j.mp/3zg0uIJ

Duration:01:19:04

#119 - John Barnes, Altering Course

12/5/2021
John Barnes has co-authored Altering Course the Covid Chronicles with Laura Cowan of Rockfish restaurants. It’s a collection of short stories about how companies, individuals and organisations found new ways to navigate their way through the pandemic—Hawksmoor Rockfish and Pizza Pilgrims all feature in the book. John has had a long career in hospitality which started as MD of KFC GB in the early 1980s. He was Chairman of Harry Ramsden’s for 11 years and has been a Non-Executive Director of...

Duration:01:21:16

#118 - Bobby Joyce, Smales

12/5/2021
Bobby Joyce is Sales & Marketing Director at the well-respected fish merchants Smales based in Hull. This is Bobby's second time on the Ceres Podcast, we just wanted to catch up, and with everything happening, we think it is perfect timing with all the cod & haddock availability issues. Want to know, follow Bobby on Linkedin or visit the Smales Website. Join the Ceres Mailing List for great deals and up-to-date news.

Duration:00:59:54

#117 - Mitch Tonks, Rockfish Group & The Seahorse Dartmouth

11/26/2021
Mitch Tonks is a prolific and award-winning restaurateur. He has 9 restaurants, The Seahorse in Dartmouth which won the Observer Food magazine UK restaurant of the year and numerous other awards, and 8 Rockfish seafood restaurants in Devon and Dorset. Mitch, recently called ‘Mr Seafood’ by Nigella Lawson, has also just launched the first ever range of British tinned seafood and has another exciting launch happening in Jan 2022. Keep an eye out. Mitch’s latest book, The Rockfish Cookbook,...

Duration:01:11:52

#116 - Jamie Sergeant, Crowd

11/24/2021
Jamie Sergeant is a leading British digital entrepreneur, creative industries influencer and respected university lecturer. His global thinking, ability to spot and incubate raw talent, and identification of market potential have been crucial to his enterprise’s commercial expansion into major international markets. His Bournemouth-based (HQ), multi-award winning, digital transformation agency, Crowd (www.thisisicrowd.com), operates in 11 major cities worldwide. Following this rapid...

Duration:01:07:20

#115 - Sarah Lock, Harbourside Fish & Chips

11/18/2021
Sarah Lock, owner of Harbourside Fish & Chips, many people don't know that Sarah is also the owner of five outlets in total and soon to be seven in the southwest. We have an excellent conversation about being a leader of people, motivating and growing teams, and working with aggregators.

Duration:01:30:59

#114 - Marcus Bawdon

11/10/2021
Marcus is passionate about all things cooking outdoors, BBQ, wood-fired, campfire cooking and smoking. He is the Editor of UK BBQ magazine and all things Country Wood Smoke. Teaching many people to cook exciting food outdoors at BBQ demos and his UK BBQ School at his home in Devon, UK. He looks to flavours from all around the globe and finds the best ways to cook them with live fire and smoke. Grab a copy of Skewered or Food & Fire. Want to go to the UK BBQ School? Want to talk about...

Duration:01:31:40

#113 - Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, The Black Farmer

10/31/2021
Wilfred was born in Jamaica and raised in Birmingham; unqualified but persistent, he talked his way into television, becoming a producer/director. Responsible for introducing chefs like James Martin, Antony Worrall-Thompson, Brian Turner and Gordon Ramsay to the small screen – but he’s now known simply as The Black Farmer. After a stint in TV, Wilfred fulfilled his ambition to own a small farm in Devon. Wilfred spotted that while many farmers had lost contact with the customer, he could...

Duration:01:00:29

#112 - Lee Sheldon, Mastering Multi Units

10/28/2021
Lee Sheldon is the co-founder of MMU (Mastering Multi-Units), a development consultancy focused on enhancing the capabilities of operators (especially multi-unit managers) to achieve sustained operational excellence. To learn more about MMU visit https://www.masteringmultiunits.com to download the content discussed in the episode visit https://www.masteringmultiunits.com/category/downloads/

Duration:01:13:07

E111 - Danilo Cortellini

10/16/2021
Episode 111 is with Danilo Cortelinni, we recorded this in early August when he was on vacation in his hometown of Abruzzo in Italy. I wanted to wait before releasing this one because he had just finished as the head chef of the Italian Embassy in London and i didnt want the episode to be too confusing. You might have seen Danilo on BBC2’s MasterChef: The Professionals a couple of years ago, or more recently appearances on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen bringing Italian recipes to the main stream....

Duration:00:55:59

#110 - Antonia Smith, Dragonfly Coaching

10/2/2021
This episode guest is the brilliant Antonia Smith of Dragonfly Coaching & Consulting. I love her approach to business. She isn’t just someone who bands about the word consultant; she still works in the hospitality industry with some high profile roles. I like to think of myself as an open-minded person, but after my conversation with Antonia, I realised a few things kept me boxed in, and I realised I had it wrong. To follow Antonia Smith visit Instagram or Linkedin. Click here to sign the...

Duration:01:24:07

E109 - Christopher Moore

9/11/2021
This episode guest is Christopher Moore, CEO of the Clink. Four restaurants with colleges training people in prison to become chefs or front of house staff. The Clink is an outstanding example of how scalable commercial solutions can make a difference to even the thorniest social problems. To learn more about The Clink, visit their website.

Duration:00:49:45

#E108 - Antony Bennett

9/11/2021
In this episode, we talk to Antony Bennett from Loungers Group. Antony is the head of food responsible for Loungers & Cosy Club; we talk about the challenges he's taken on over the years with La Tasca, Loungers Group and his subsequent work-life challenge. To follow Antony Bennett, visit Instagram or his website. To learn more about Loungers, visit their website.

Duration:01:08:19