Aug292018
Anya Marco

Speaker Q&A: Anya Marco, UK Coffee Market Expert

Inspiring, informative, and interactive are the words that Anya Marco – one of the UK’s leading authorities on coffee trends and former executive director at Allegra World Coffee Portal – uses to describe lunch! in this exclusive lunch! speaker Q&A.  She’ll be making her show debut this year, with two opening day Keynote appearances.  (more…)

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Aug232018
Lynette de la Vega

Speaker Q&A: Lynette de la Vega, Abuelo

Lynette de la Vega, director of Abuelo, is widely credited as a key player and pioneer of the original, disruptive Antipodean coffee movement. Named one of the “Coffee Kings” of Sydney, at her height, Lynette had five restaurants, 1,750 strong staff and celebrity clientele, who would queue round the block for a cup of her […]

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Aug232018
Sandy Anderson, Senior Buyer – Fresh & Frozen Food at Elior

Speaker Q&A: Sandy Anderson, Elior

Next up is Sandy Anderson, senior buyer – fresh & frozen food at Elior.  A familiar face at lunch! (he’s been attending since its launch and is a regular Innovation Challenge judge), he’ll be back for 2018 sharing his top tips for food-to-go buyers in an exclusive Buying Masterclass. (more…)

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Aug222018
Simon Stenning, MCA

Speaker Q&A: Simon Stenning, MCA

Regular lunch! speaker Simon Stenning, strategic advisor at MCA, is hosting two MCA Briefings at this year’s show. He’ll be discussing food-to-go trends and opportunities within the UK Sandwich Market on opening day (20 Sept), followed by the Coffee Shop Market on 21 Sept. (more…)

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Aug222018
Frank Boltman, Trade

Speaker Q&A: Frank Boltman, Trade

Next up in our Q&A series is Frank Boltman, director of Trade. A popular returning show speaker, he’ll be appearing on The Sandwich Shop Heroes Panel, alongside Tristan Dooley, owner of Hell’s Kitchen, Philip Brown, founder of Philpotts, Max Halley, owner of Max’s Sandwich Shop, and Simon Ambrose, editor of Sandwich & Food To Go News. (more…)

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Aug082018
Peter Dore-Smith, Kaffeine

Speaker Q&A: Peter Dore-Smith, Kaffeine

For Peter Dore-Smith, founder & director of Kaffeine, lunch! is a must visit. He’s been attending since its Old Billingsgate days and says it’s a “superb opportunity for operators of all levels to access information, products, and samples, and listen to industry professionals speak about their experiences”. (more…)

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Jul312018
Hannah McKay, Caffè Nero

Speaker Q&A: Hannah McKay, Caffè Nero

For Hannah McKay, head of food and beverage at Caffè Nero, lunch! is a “key date in the diary for the food-to-go and the coffee shop sector”. She’ll be speaking at the show on Friday 21 September, discussing the importance of keeping your core offering at the very top of its game.   (more…)

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Jul242018
Richard Morris, Tortilla

Speaker Q&A: Richard Morris, Tortilla

A regular speaker at lunch!, Tortilla’s MD Richard Morris is back for 2018 to share insights on their strategies for staying ‘authentic’ in this hugely competitive market.  His opening day Keynote will cover everything from innovative sourcing and customer choice to pricing and delivery opportunities. (more…)

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Jul202018
Arnaud Kaziewicz, EAT

Speaker Q&A: Arnaud Kaziewicz, EAT.

Arnaud Kaziewicz is head of food at EAT.  A MasterChef: The Professionals 2016 finalist, for him ‘attention to detail’ is a key ingredient to success in the food-to-go market.  He’ll be sharing his insights in the show’s first ever ‘Head of Food panel’, alongside representatives from Tortilla and Pod. (more…)

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Jul202018
Angelina Harrisson, Tossed

Speaker Q&A: Angelina Harrisson, Tossed

Want to find out more about this year’s lunch! speakers? Our new Q&A series will feature some of the biggest names in food-to-go giving their take on the latest big trends and sharing expert insights, strategies and advice. First up is Angelina Harrisson, food & commercial director at Tossed. (more…)

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Aug312017
Roger Whiteside - Greggs Q&A

Speaker Q&A (2017): Roger Whiteside, Greggs

Roger Whiteside, CEO of Greggs, appeared in a Keynote interview at lunch! 2017. One of the biggest names in the UK’s food-to-go market, his 37+ years’ experience in the industry includes top jobs at Marks & Spencer (head of food), Ocado (joint-MD), Punch Taverns and Threshers (CEO), and, since 2013, CEO of Greggs; which now […]

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