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Elena Arzak and Ashley Palmer-Watts to take centre stage at The Restaurant Show 2011

By Emma Eversham , 25-Aug-2011
Last updated on 25-Aug-2011 at 11:39 GMT

Elena Arzak of award-winning Spanish restaurant Arzak and Heston Blumenthal protégée Ashley Palmer-Watts are among the chefs who will take centre stage at The Restaurant Show this year.

The three-day event at Earls Court 2 will also see chefs Hamish Brown and Satomi Okubo of Roka, Francesco Mazzei of L'Anima, Bruno Loubet of Bistro Bruno Loubet, Allan Pickett of Plateau, Alyn Williams of Alyn Williams at the Westbury and Tom Kerridge of the Hand and Flowers share tips and recipes with attendees.

Chefs looking to source new ingredients will be able to do so at the Food & Drink market where companies such as the SeeWoo Group, McCain Food and Ethical Edible will be exhibiting their latest products.

For restaurateurs seeking tips to build a better business, there is the Business Bootcamp where industry experts will be on hand to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the industry and offer commercial advice on how to stay ahead of the game.

Competitions

The event, which runs from 10-12 October, will also host some of the industry's top competitions.

On Monday 10 October young chef and sommelier pairs will compete for the Rising Stars title in Champagne Jacquart's competition while the finals of the National Chef of the Year and the Young National Chef of the Year competitions will take place on Tuesday 11 October.

The culmination of a series of cook-offs during the course of the year will take place on Wednesday 12th October as the Compass Junior and Senior Chef of the Year finalists go head-to-head with each other to prove they’re the best of the best.

Show director Rachel Quigley said: “This year we have signed up some of the most highly acclaimed chefs and experts in the hospitality arena and, coupled with our impressive exhibitor list and exciting show features, The Restaurant Show is the event for those working in the industry to attend.

“We’re providing a platform for chefs, restaurateurs, bar managers, suppliers and industry leaders to come together, share new and innovative ideas covering every part of the industry – from new technology, products and produce to interiors.”

The Restaurant Show will run from 10-12 October 2011 at Earl's Court 2. You can register here

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