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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 find out what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from Chefs, Food Producers, Growers, Hoteliers, Suppliers, 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 find out what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from Chefs, Food Producers, Growers, Hoteliers, Suppliers, 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 find out what makes people do what they do. Focussed on learning from Chefs, Food Producers, Growers, Hoteliers, Suppliers, 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

Huw Jones, Finnegans Fish Bar Group

11/18/2020
In this episode we talk to the owner of Finnegans Fish Bar Group. It was really enjoyable catching up with Huw, he is very knowledgeable about fish and chips but also about business. You can learn more about Finnegans Fish Bar here.

Duration:01:20:25

Charlie Terry, Ceek Marketing

11/7/2020
Charlie Terry, the CEO of CEEK Marketing, he is a Marketing Consultant, Board Advisor, an expert on Social Media and SEO, and so much more. We had a great conversation on the technicalities of being online for business. Learn more about CEEK Marketing.

Duration:01:21:57

Shaun de Vries, The Open Pantry Podcast

10/24/2020
In this episode, I talk to Australian hospitality expert Shaun De Vries about hospitality in the UK and Australia. It's more of a joint conversation, to be honest, we end up going off script and just talking. In these crazy times, it can be pretty therapeutic to talk without a fixed plan, we kept to what we know, but it was pretty fluid. You can subscribe to Shaun's podcast on The Open Pantry Podcast.

Duration:01:38:36

Charlie Collins & Tim Barnes

10/17/2020
This episode is unashamedly about fish & chips; we tackle a lot of the pressing issues. Some of the topics we cover are the dreaded Covid-19, Seafish Awards, NFFF, Training, National Fish & Chip day and so much more. Thanks to our guests Tim Barnes from Krispies and Charlie Collins from Frydales.

Duration:01:49:10

Amir Gehl, Difference Coffee

10/10/2020
In this episode of the ceres podcast, we talk to Amir Gehl, the founder of Difference Coffee. Amir buys some of the most expensive coffee in the world and sells it to some of the UK's finest restaurants. If you have a Nespresso machine at home, then you can buy some too.

Duration:01:18:07

Cem & Cihan Oktem, The Packet Bridge Fish & Chips and Westgate Fish & Chips

10/10/2020
After a little break, we are back at it. In this episode, we talk my good friends Cem & Cihan Oktem from The Packet Bridge Fish & Chips in Bolton Le Sands, and Westgate Fish & Chips in Morecambe. We talk about so much industry stuff. But also how the brothers both work with each other often from a distance.

Duration:01:51:23

Chloe Combi

7/11/2020
In this episode we talk to Chloe Combi who is a Writer, Speaker, Consultant. We talk about the next generation of people coming not into the workplace but the consumer space too. This is a wide ranging conversation, we discuss all topics from movements, covid 19 and training Gen Z’s. Find out more about Chloe at https://chloecombi.net

Duration:01:30:55

Max Kotin, Dodo Pizza

7/2/2020
in this episode we talk to Max Kotin, Global Communications of Dodo Pizza. Today Dodo Pizza have 619 pizza outlets in 13 countries, including the US, the UK, and China. Follow Max on Linkedin Read more about Dodo Pizza.

Duration:01:07:37

Pete Fraser, Harbour Lights & Frasers Fish & Chips

6/30/2020
In this episode, we talk to Pete Fraser from Harbour Lights in Falmouth & Frasers Fish & Chips & Penzance. We discuss his journey in the fish & chip industry and how he manages teams across two sites, how he manages with seasonal trading, serving 180,000 people last year. If you want to get in touch with Pete, email him on pete@harbourlights.co.uk

Duration:01:11:55

Stuart Devine MBE, The Ashvale Group

6/27/2020
In this episode, I talk to Stuart Devine, Operations Director of The Ashvale Group. We discuss all the recent happenings and how it affects a group of 8 outlets (soon to be 7) and how you manage with 140 employees. While I had Stuart on, I picked his brain on regional issues and differences. In 2015 Stuart was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to the seafood industry and charity work.

Duration:01:01:52

Adrian Bartlett, The Crabstock Boys

6/27/2020
In this episode, we talk to Adrian Bartlett. He is an ambassador of Seafish UK & Love British Food, He is partners with Andy Hunting, and they both travel the country as The Crabstock Boys. They have a lofty goal of making trying to get people to fall in love with British seafood, but more importantly, British crab.

Duration:01:12:15

Steven Hesketh, Savvy Hotel Group

6/22/2020
In this episode, I catch up with Steven Hesketh CEO of Savvy Hotel Group. We met in person just before COVID 19 hit and with everything happening we caught up online to have a chat.

Duration:01:05:13

Yanni Papoutsis

6/19/2020
Yianni Papoutsis was the co-founder of the Meatliquor. He started as one of the first street food trucks in the U.K., the Meat Wagon. Yianni was doing street food before it was fashionable and explained why the U.K. just doesn't have street food like they do in the U.S. After teaming with Scott Collins and opening a pop-up restaurant, they opened thirteen restaurants, including twelve in the U.K. and one in Singapore (now closed). It was so good to talk to Yianni about his thoughts on the...

Duration:01:08:05

Cyrus Todiwala, Cafe Spice Namaste

6/19/2020
We talk to Cyrus Todiwala about the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the hospitality industry. We talk through how he has managed at Cafe Spice Namaste, the challenges with takeaway & delivery models and how he envisages the future.

Duration:00:36:41

Elaine Batho, Life Coach & Wellness Consultant

6/12/2020
Elaine Batho is a Life Coach & Wellness Consultant. She has been in the hospitality industry for 30 years, and we discuss how looking after yourself is really important, especially if you are a leader, but the positive impact it can have on teams too.

Duration:01:06:17

Charlie Collins, Frydales

6/10/2020
Charlie Collins is the owner of Frydales in Leicester & Syston. Charlie & Stelios chat about current affairs, how he became an owner of two fish & chip shops at the age of 25, we discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic, delivery aggregators and the future of fish & chips.

Duration:00:57:42

Emma Cripwell, The Pig Hotels

6/8/2020
In this episode, we talk to the awesome publicist of The Pig Hotel Group, Emma Cripwell. The Pig Hotel Group have seven hotels and soon to be nine. As you know, nearly all hospitality sites in the UK have had to close because of COVID-19. Today The Pig Group have announced they are now open for bookings again.

Duration:00:37:20

Andy Hayler, AndyHayler.com & Elite Traveler Magazine

6/5/2020
In this episode, we talk to the remarkable Andy Hayler from AndyHayler.com and Elite Traveler Magazine. We discuss the Covid-19 and the restaurant industry, and Andy helps me understand a little more about the pandemic as he knows a lot more about it than me (which is not hard).

Duration:00:51:53

Hospitality Insights - Gary Lewis, KTC Edible Oils & NEODA

4/6/2020
In this instalment of Hospitality Insight, we talk to Gary Lewis, Business Development Manager at KTC Edible Oils & President of NEODA.

Duration:00:27:51

Paul Williams, KFE Limited

4/3/2020
Was good to talk to Paul Williams from KFE Limited. It is a long one, but hey it seems if your business is close. We have nothing but time. Why not find out more about KFE.

Duration:01:55:55