Casual Dining 2015: Exhibitor Show Highlights

With visits to casual dining establishments up year on year, Casual Dining is an essential visit for operators looking to keep up with the latest innovations, developments, and trends. Returning to the Business Design Centre in London on 25-26 February, the show caters specifically to the business needs of casual dining operators (including hotels, pubs, bars, restaurants).

Press Release DistributionCasual Dining – 04/02/2015: With visits to casual dining establishments up year on year, Casual Dining is an essential visit for operators looking to keep up with the latest innovations, developments, and trends. Returning to the Business Design Centre in London on 25-26 February, the show caters specifically to the business needs of casual dining operators (including hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants).

The event will feature 180 exhibitors showcasing a comprehensive choice of food and drink, equipment, interior design, furniture, technology and table top. The following is just a taste of what’s on show at this year’s Casual Dining.

• Food

Lamb Weston/Meijer is launching its new Connoisseur fries at the show. They’re created from a selected variety to make sure consumers get the best tasting fries, which are authentic in look and feel. Enhancing the total dining experience, Lamb Weston also offer solutions for menu cards, presentation, promotion, and back of house service. (Stand M401)

Purbeck Ice Cream is launching three new flavours at the show. Locally grown Wasabi, infused within fresh milk and cream, and aromatic Sweet Fennel are the latest additions to its ‘Spice Rack’ range, plus there’s also a new zingy Blood Orange Sorbet. Farm made with all natural ingredients, the Dorset Wasabi and Sweet Fennel are available in 4 litre, and the Blood Orange Sorbet in 2 litre, food service sizes. (Stand M101)

McCain Foodservice (GB) is showcasing its new casual dining range, helping operators to stand out by delivering a consistently great tasting‎, premium customer experience, while also ensuring healthy margins and minimising waste and prep. The range includes new Skin-on Fries, a unique fresh style fry ready in less than two minutes. A quiet word with their chef may confirm ‘secret menu’ rumours… (Stand G5)

Cheese Cellar is showcasing a range of innovative solutions, including Emmi’s Swiss Fondue Mini Pot that’s ready to serve in one minute. Kale Pesto, BBQ Sauce and Chipotle Relish are some of the new recipe developments from ‘Huge Sauce’, while ‘Fresh As’ adds Liquorice Chunks and Yuzu Flakes to its freeze dried collection. (Stand M528)

Stokes Sauces is launching a new sachet range exclusively at Casual Dining. The range features eight of their most popular products, including Bloody Mary Ketchup, Real Mayonnaise, Cider & Horseradish Wholegrain Mustard, and Original Barbecue Sauce. Larger than regular sachets to give customers a generous portion, the sachets are available in a shelf ready box, with 60 sachets per box. (Stand M212)

Paramount 21 will be introducing its new vegetarian options at the show, including Sweetcorn Fritters, Falafel Hot Dogs, Trio of Arancini, and Mac n Cheese Croquettes. There’s also a new frozen seafood mains range, including West Country Fish Penang Curry, West Country Kedgeree and a Seafood Lasagne. (Stand M146)

New to the foodservice market, JDM Foodgroup is launching a new Gastro Range to its JUST ADD brand of classical culinary ingredients, salad dressings and dipping sauces. The new range includes Garlic, Ginger, and Chilli in 1kg catering sizes. Further launches are planned over the coming year. (Stand M105)

Destiny Foods is sampling its extensive selection of tea time products, including a new range of sponges, delicate French-style patisserie and traditional English puddings. Plus there’s also a new Cake Slice Box, which is ideal for afternoon tea, conferences and buffet platters. Flavours on show range from rich red velvet and intense chocolate fudge, to softly spiced carrot cakes and crunchy pecan tarts. (Stand U103)

MDC Foods is showcasing its developments in the often neglected side dish category. Their new, nutritious side dish range includes Chickpea and Spinach Biryani, Creamy Spiced Lentils, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Mix with Pesto, Bubble and Squeak, and Potato Wedges with Tomato, Mushroom and Onion. (Stand M231)

d’Arta is presenting an innovative catering concept from Greens, called Cuisin’Easy. This complete range of convenient, ready-to-serve vegetables takes 10-15 minutes to cook. Combinations include Vegetables with Indian Seasoning, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, and Fine Beans with Garlic and Parsley. (Stand M116)

Launching its ‘mini’ sensation, Farm Frites UK & Ireland Let’s Go Mini range taps into tastes of the world and includes Mini Mashed Potato Cubes (crispy on the outside, soft on the inside), Mini Hash Browns (shredded potato and onion), and a shredded Potato Waffle variety. Five other mini morsels complete the line-up. (Stand U112)

Mom’s Fabulous Hot Dogs has launched a trio of ‘perfect to squeeze sauces’ to accompany their gourmet hot dog range. Tasty Tommy, Mellow Mustard, and Bad Boy Chilli contain no artificial preservatives or colourings. (Stand M335)

L’Aquila London has embraced the contemporary health-conscious trend by launching its new Sorriso Roasted Tomatoes ‘Au Natural’. No oil, no salt, no preservatives – it’s a completely clean label with the convenience of an ambient product. (Stand M532)

Karimix UK, makers of hand-cooked relishes, chutneys, pastes and sauces from South-East Asia, is showcasing its new pastes for soups and rice. With popular flavours such as Miso, Raman, Pad Thai and Tom Yam, the range extends their line of award-winning products for foodservice which are available from 1kg up to 10kg. (Stand M427)

Lutosa SA is presenting its new Skinny Fries. Coated, super-crunchy, flavoursome and slightly salted, they can be served in a variety of ways, including a fun side dish for kids or as an appetizer with dip. (Stand M228)

Beechdean Dairies is launching their Best of British Flavours under the Loseley brand. Flavours include Eton Mess, Sussex Pond Pudding and Bread & Butter Pudding. They will also be introducing their 2015 Impulse Range, which includes Scooby-Doo! ice cream snacks, The Simpsons Strawberry, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Doughnut Splits, and the SpongeBob SquarePants Orange Flavoured Ice Push Up, which are exclusive to the out of home market. (Stand M123)

AAK is presenting Uncle John’s Signature Hot Dogs, made from the finest cuts of smoked pork, which are traditionally smoked in a Beechwood smoker for a true Bockwurst taste. Hot Dogs will be paired with the latest ‘hot’ sauces in the Lion sauce range including: Thai Sweet Chilli, Tomato & Chilli, Piri Piri Hot Sauce, and Very Hot Chilli Sauce. Ben Bartlett, champion BBQ’er and President of the British BBQ Association, will also be on-stand hosting demos in the AAKitchen. (Stand G21)

BRF is sampling its Hot ‘n’ Kickin’ range of tongue-tingling Fillets, Goujons, Wings and Poppin’ Chicken. They’ll be providing specialist menu-planning advice on-stand and introducing other new products during the show. (Stand M341)

Aulds Delicious Desserts is displaying its innovative concepts, many with global influences. These include Mojito Cheesecake, Profiterole Tarts and a variety of Gluten Free offerings, such as their award winning Luscious Lemon and Belgian Chocolate Cheesecakes. (Stand M125)

Westlers is launching its new premium frankfurters to the casual dining market. The recipe uses natural beechwood smoke and 90% pork for one of the meatiest hot dogs on the market. (Stand U210)

Silver Pail Dairy is showcasing a range of ‘Great Taste’ Award winning ice creams under the Glenown Farm Brand, including French Vanilla & Raspberry Sorbet. They will also be offering tastes of their new Individual Premium desserts; including Caramel Surprise, Double Chocolate, and White Chocolate & Raspberry varieties. (Stand M245)

Award winning sandwich maker Raynor Foods is presenting its new range of pasta salads and seeded sub rolls. Also on show will be new baguettes and sushi products, launching in March. (Stand U104)

Pidy is showcasing a range of pastries from their Eating Moments selection. This includes sweet and natural flavoured Tellines and the new Corolle 85; both can be served with sweet or savoury fillings. The range can provide caterers and eateries inspiration for creating a variety of meal solutions. (Stand M342)

Millennium Food Services is launching new sweet and savoury gluten-free pastry cases to add to their gluten-free pizza bases. Millennium Foods is a family owned business producing frozen pizza dough balls, freshly marinated olives, and gluten-free products to meet customer needs. (Stand M236)

Peka Kroef B.V. offers a wide range of pre-cooked potatoes and potato specialities exclusively for bars, restaurants and cafés, catering and industrial kitchens. Branded as Peka Freshline, products range from potato slices and mashed potatoes, to Provencal baby potatoes and gourmet potato gratin. All products are free from preservatives and suitable for almost all cooking methods. (Stand M530)

Pan’Artisan is demonstrating its frozen Naan Bread and Brioche Dough Balls. Both are made using traditional recipes that enable chefs to add their own signature touches. NPD Director Chris Dickinson, will be showing visitors how versatile and simple they are. (Stand G7)

Essential Cuisine, the British producer of stocks, jus and gravies, is demonstrating its bespoke product development capabilities that can help casual dining outlets take menus to another level. The full range will be on show, offering the taste, texture and performance of kitchen-made in minutes rather than hours. (Stand M328)

McCormick Flavour Solutions blends quality seasonings to reflect authentic recipes, offering convenience and adding value. Schwartz Grill Mates ‘Montreal Steak’ and ‘Smoky Texan’ seasonings are versatile enough to be sprinkled onto foods prior to cooking, used in hot and cold sauces, or as marinades and rubs on meats, fish and vegetables. (Stand M128)

Henson Foods is presenting their famous Salt Beef. A unique low-salt cure gives this traditional delicacy a modern twist – now on the menu at Raymond Blanc’s Blanc Brasseries, Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionist Café and top delis. (Stand M343)

Reynolds is the leading fresh produce supplier to the restaurant industry. Reynolds’ food development team will be on-stand to offer menu advice and bring produce to life by showcasing innovative and on-trend menu ideas. (Stand M202)

• Drink

Premium wine importer and distributor Liberty Wines is showcasing wines from new agencies Peter Lehmann in Australia and Montes in Chile, alongside established brand Alpha-Zeta in Italy, providing a taste of their very comprehensive and award-winning portfolio. (Stand UW3)

Jägermeister, the UK’s No. 1 best-selling speciality spirit, is a unique and versatile German herbal spirit that can be enjoyed as a digestif, used in cocktails and in Jägershakes. In 2014 Jägermeister launched its first ever brand extension – Jägermeister Spice, a sweeter take on the original with added cinnamon and vanilla. (Stand M438)

Recently named ‘Best Selling & Top Trending Tonic’ by the World’s 50 Best Bars, Fever-Tree Premium Natural Mixers is bringing a selection of premium spirits to pair with their full range of award winning all-natural mixers. (Stand G18)

Luscombe Drinks’ new Damascene Rose Bubbly offers a serious alternative to a glass of champagne for the discerning non-drinker. This delicate, fragrant bubbly is a celebration of the Majestic rose of the Orient, with Muscat grape juice and Damascene rose water gently combined with Sicilian lemon and spring water. (Stand M412)

Rooster’s Brewing Co. is showcasing its newly launched range of canned beers. The three beers in question – Yankee (its flagship pale ale), Fort Smith (an American-style pale ale) and Baby-Faced Assassin (an India Pale Ale) – have attracted a great deal of interest, as cans continue to become an increasingly popular option for consumers of quality, independently brewed beer. (Stand UB1)

UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is showcasing its new Nuova Simonelli Mythos One grinder, which has taken the barista community by storm. Featuring unique Clima-Pro technology, the grinder has been developed to boost speed of service, efficiency and consistency through temperature regulation. (Stand M432)

Berryshka is showcasing its award winning Slovenian liqueurs and spirits alongside artisan chocolates. Its latest additions include two new liqueurs in cherry and aronia flavours, made using natural spring water. Other recent launches include the party pack with fruit liqueur and chocolate cups, and the gift box with liqueur and artisan pralines. (Stand GS-2)

Broughton Ales is exhibiting their full 10-bottle craft beer range, along with two new Craft Keg beers: the Dark N’Cloudy Vanilla Oatmeal Espresso Stout and a hop infused citrus lager called Broughton Blonde. New 2015 cask ales will also be on display. (Stand UB7)

Stokes Coffee is showcasing its award winning coffees and their recently launched bespoke blend service. Sourcing the best coffee beans, Stokes can roast unique blends to achieve a precise flavour profile and deliver a tailor made coffee blend for individual businesses. With continuous packaging developments, they can also provide endless branding opportunities. (Stand M132)

Renowned for its outstanding range of Malt Whiskies, Gordon & MacPhail is exhibiting the newly packaged, award-winning Benromach. They will also unveil Scotland’s only field-to-bottle vodka, Arbikie, and Gordon Castle Gin, alongside sampling products from The English Whisky Co, Amrut, Armorik, New Zealand Whiskies, and Jean Fillioux Cognac. (Stand U401)

Grape DNA is showcasing its quality produce with a unique personality – ranging from Cossy Champagne to De Muller wines. Its newest, award winning addition is Meyer’s Gin, a high-quality gin that is round and soft and can be drunk pure. (Stand U302)

Tudor Drinks is showcasing Harry Brompton’s, the World’s first premium alcoholic Ice Tea. Born in London and handmade in limited batches, it is made with the finest ethically sourced Kenyan black teas, crisp craft-distilled Vodka, infused with natural citrus, and is lightly sparkling. (Stand GS5)

Sipsmith Independent Spirits is the first copper distillery to launch in London for nearly two hundred years. Products include London Dry Gin, a particularly dry gin with a zesty, citrus finish. Bold, complex and aromatic – smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced, perfect for a G&T. (Stand GS1)

Brew Tea Co focuses on classic blends and doing them really well. The new 1/4lb Loose Leaf packs (which went from concept-to-Waitrose-shelf in 8 weeks), make a British classic more exciting and produces a proper cup of tea. (Stand M334)

• Equipment, Business Services & Technology

Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances is launching Burco’s new Convection Oven range. Featuring a countertop model, a large single phase model, and a powerful three phase unit, the range is fully gastronorm compatible, has a 60°-260°c working temperature, and a robust design to cope with the demands of a busy kitchen. (Stand M423)

Buying specialist Lynx Purchasing is launching the 2015 edition of its Casual Dining Report. Building on the success of the 2014 edition, the 2015 report will spotlight the latest trends in the eating out market, bringing together data from a wide range of sources to create a user-friendly, graphic guide designed to help visitors navigate around the show. (Stand M527)

Winterhalter is unveiling the new PT ClimatePlus warewasher at this year’s show. This new warewasher cuts energy consumption by over 50%, achieves superb wash results, and actually cools the kitchen climate. Meanwhile Eau de Vie fresh filtered drinking water systems revolutionise the delivery of water, delivering high profitability and contributing towards sustainability. (Stand M536)

MemSec7 is the latest release from MemSec EPoS. It builds on their tradition of feature-rich yet easy to use till software and comprehensive back office functionality, bringing faster performance, greater flexibility, a more user-friendly back office interface and remote access without the risks of cloud based data. (Stand M133)

Recently launched, the new stone deck oven from Unox UK allows operators to expand their menu without sacrificing quality. The unit can accommodate one full tray 600mm x 400mm, has an independent top heating element for greater control, and is useful for cooking and baking all products that require direct base heat. (Stand G16)

Commercial kitchen extract filtration experts Purified Air is exhibiting its new UV-O 500 unit at the show. Alongside this will be an ESP1500E unit, the baby of their electrostatic precipitator range. (Stand M107)

Quintex Systems, market leader in energy management technology within the commercial kitchen environment is launching three new systems for the commercial kitchen. xReco – a heat recovery system for commercial dishwashers, xHeat – a boiler optimisation system, and xMist – a system for automatic biological cleaning of the kitchen extract duct. (Stand M518)

To mark their 25th Anniversary TM Electronics (UK) is showcasing their unique range of high accuracy, affordable temperature thermometers, probes and sensors; including the bestselling MM2000 digital thermometer range and Barcode reading MM7000 thermometer range. They will also be offering an exclusive look at new, innovative temperature equipment launching in 2015. (Stand M234)

FRIMA UK is exhibiting the new VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112T, which takes space-saving, multifunctional cooking technology to a new level. Boil, grill, fry, low temperature cook and deep fry, precisely and easily, all in one unit. Plus, it is up to four times faster, uses up to 40% less energy, and saves 30% plus kitchen space compared to conventional appliances. (Stand G15)

True Food International’s Specification Series is a new, highly configurable commercial refrigeration line. Available as single or double section refrigerators and freezers, the Spec Series includes options for reach-in, pass-thru, roll-in and roll-thru variations, and are available with full or half doors in solid, glass, or a combination of both. (Stand M232)

Ambach Ali Spa has launched a new multifunctional cooking system in the UK, the IQ850. At 800mm wide, IQ850 is a compact multifunctional system ideal for caterers with limited space who want to deliver a varied menu. It offers caterers a total solution from braising, frying, steaming, pasta and low temperature cooking. (Stand M115)

Gamble Foodservice Solutions is presenting the Ovention Shuttle this year. The Ovention Shuttle has all the flexibility of the Matchbox, which launched last year, plus the throughput of a conveyor. This unique cooking platform allows superior cook quality, with a touch screen control and no extraction required, making cooking anywhere simple. (Stand G17)

New exhibitor Space Catering Equipment is showcasing innovative kitchen and front of house foodservice designs, as well as introducing their furniture and interior design service, interior fit-out division, and new, bespoke in-house foodservice counters. (Stand M522)

The Menu Shop offers a wide range of products for front of house presentation. They’ll be presenting over forty new and improved products, including menu covers, bill presenters, placemats, guest compendiums and light boxes. (Stand M149)

Multi award-winning Adande Refrigeration, used by restaurants such as Jamie’s Italian, Yo! Sushi, and Le Bistrot Pierre, is showcasing the new Shallow Drawers (10% cheaper than Standard options to reflect the capacity), together with their helpful Locking Rollers. (Stand M433)

Nelson Catering Equipment is showcasing examples of recently designed kitchens and bars – all with clever space-maximising solutions. Catering equipment on display will include Blue Seal, alongside Nelson’s own Advantage glasswashers and dishwashers – a range that is reliable, energy efficient, water efficient, and virtually silent in operation. (Stand M431)

Eat Marketing is exhibiting for the first time at Casual Dining alongside Stokes Coffee, having recently worked with Stokes to capture and create a new look and feel for their brand, website and message. Eat Marketing are an experienced creative team specialising in the food and drink sector in website design, branding and copy. (Stand M134)

GS Systems is presenting MAX Sentinel, which tracks the real-time progress of live transactions as they happen, spotting and alerting operators and head office staff to any unusual transaction behaviour. This is a great added security measure to help keep staff honest and is an early warning system to protect profits and margins. (Stand M247)

Catering Design Group will be offering expert advice and insight into how a successful casual dining restaurant and kitchen should look, feel and operate. They will also be sharing their knowledge and expertise on the latest design and eating-out trends for 2015. (Stand M121)

Casual Dining returns to the Business Design Centre, in Islington, London, on Wednesday and Thursday 25-26 February 2015. To register for a free trade pass, please visit and quote priority code CDPR1 (direct link:


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