Lockhart Catering Equipment Sponsors National Chef of The Year and Young National Chef of the Year

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Catering equipment supplier Lockhart Catering Equipment is backing new and established chefs by sponsoring National Chef of The Year and Young National Chef of the Year.

Lockhart Catering Equipment is proud to sponsor National Chef of The Year and Young National Chef of the Year. The finals of these competitions will take place at The Restaurant Show 2013, which runs from 7th-9th October at London's Earl's Court 2.

The Restaurant Show will bring together over 300 industry suppliers under the same roof, giving visitors the opportunity to discover some of the most innovative, cutting-edge trends, techniques and equipment being used in the industry.

One of the show’s highlights is its Centre Stage, also sponsored by Lockhart Catering, where visitors can watch cookery stars such as Carl Clarke, Gizzi Erskine, Mark Sargeant, Alyn Williams, Angela Hartnett and Jason Atherton giving demonstrations of their favourite cooking techniques. Visitors to the show can also expect to see Lockhart Catering Equipment’s most popular and innovative products – such as Brigade Chefs Clothing, Signature cutlery and Prepara buffet utensils on show at stand F38.

Eight chefs will be battling it out to be crowned the National Chef of The Year while seven chefs between the ages of 18-23 will compete in the Young National Chef of the Year finals, which will take place on Tuesday 8 October at The Restaurant Show.

Ben Tearall, commercial director at Lockhart Catering Equipment commented on the sponsorship of the events:

"The restaurant industry has continued to do well this year, which we’re really pleased about. There are so many talented chefs (established and emerging) in the UK, and we’re excited to see some of the best stars cooking up a storm on the stage. We’re proud to be backing talented chefs, and we’re looking forward to seeing what innovative and clever techniques the chefs will use, and how they’ll put our catering equipment to good use."

And to find out more about what inspires young people to become a professional chef, and learn more about their experience in the industry Lockhart Catering Equipment is doing a survey of young chefs. To take part, young chefs between 16-23 can fill out the short questionnaire on the Lockhart Catering website and will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher which can be redeemed with Lockhart Catering Equipment.

Ben Tearall said:

"We’re especially excited about the Young National Chef of the Year final, which is why we’ve decided to find out what motivates them to take cooking up as a career choice. It’s so important to inspire the next generation to get into the kitchen. We’ll be keeping our eyes out for the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay."

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About Lockhart Catering Equipment:

Lockhart Catering Equipment supplies a range of catering equipment and clothing to hotels, restaurants, pubs & bars and caterers throughout the UK.

The company has three regional offices, a central National Accounts office and a team of locally based sales representatives, so customers around the country are assured of first-class support.

Because Lockhart Catering is not affiliated to any one manufacturer, they can offer their customers more choice. Their sales team pride themselves on their expert knowledge and impartial advice.

Through Bunzl Lockhart Catering Design Services, the company offers a full catering facility design, planning, and construction and installation service for customers.

Products from the following suppliers/brands which are being featured on the Lockhart stand (F38) at The Restaurant Show 2013 include:

  •     Brigade Clothing
  •     Classic plain white ware and buffet ware
  •     Signature Cutlery
  •     Prepara buffet utensils
  •     Vollrath buffet Stations
  •     Craft – Steelite
  •     Chefmaster
  •     Wice Wine Cooler
  •     RAK
  •     Churchill
  •     Revol
  •     Grayshott

PR Contact:
Name: Ben Tearall
Job title: Commercial Director
Lockhart Catering Equipment
Lockhart House, Brunel Road
Theale, Reading
Berkshire RG7 4XE
Email: ben.tearall(at)bunzl(dot)co.uk
Tel 0118 930 3900
Website: http://www.lockhartcatering.co.uk

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