Restaurant Associates hosts Chef Expo 2016

Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has just hosted its Chef Expo 2016 for its 350 chef community at the ExCel Exhibition Centre, celebrating great food, great chefs and local suppliers.

The event, which launched last year, showcased the culinary talents of the business’ Associate Chefs, Dipna Anand, Lisa Roukin, Levi Roots and Ramael Scully. Guests were also able to see Paul Walsh, Jason Atherton as well as Michel and Emily Roux in action as they took to the stage to demonstrate their recipes during the Chef Demo Theatre.

Over 40 local suppliers showcased their products and services during the event and over ten of the latest street food stalls with a variety of the latest food trends were installed outside of the expo.

Jeremy Ford, Executive Chef at Restaurant Associates, said, “Events like this are so important because they showcase our culinary credentials. Since our expo last year we have created new consultant chef relationships. We’ve built upon our already great relationships with our supply base and have forged relationships with new ones.

'The Chef Expo was a great success and gave us a chance to show the passion that drives our success as a business and makes us memorable to our clients and customers.”

James Boyle, Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, said, “The Chef Expo 2016 was a celebration of the talent that we have at Restaurant Associates but it was also an opportunity to support our supply partners.

'I was also delighted to welcome some of our Associate Chefs to demonstrate their skills. They are a key part of our business and the Restaurant Associates family as they ensure we are offering the very best training to our chefs and continuing to deliver fantastic food to our clients and customers.”

The Chef Expo 2016 was also held to showcase its ever expanding culinary pop-ups which sees the team working with a number of high-profile chefs and producers to promote the very best talents in the industry.