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The Ceres Podcast

Stelios Theocharous (Founder & Director of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation) travels and talks to exciting people within the Food & Hospitality industry. We don't rush in this podcast, we really want to find out what makes people do what they do.

Focussed on learning from Chefs, Food Producers, Growers, Hoteliers, Suppliers, Restauranteurs, Trade Associations, and whoever makes hospitality happen.

Tune in if you're in the business of making hospitality happen.


Feb 22, 2024

In the compelling 145th episode of the Ceres Podcast, we dive deep into the life and insights of Paulo de Tarso, a name that has become a hallmark of excellence in hospitality. From washing pots in New York to orchestrating the floor of some of the UK's most prestigious restaurants, Paulo's journey is a testament to the...

Feb 16, 2024

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the news with Jim Cowie from the Seafood Matters Podcast. They discuss the following topics:

  • ​Unfounded Fears: The Truth Behind Russia's Fishing Ban and the UK's Fish & Chips
  • Norovirus Outbreak Leads to Oyster Sale Ban in France
  • Scottish Hospitality Urgent Call...

Feb 15, 2024

In the latest episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios had the privilege of sitting down with Nick Hogan, the managing director of George's Tradition, a name synonymous with quality fish and chips in East Midlands. With a career deeply rooted in operations, Nick has been the unseen force ensuring the smooth running of...

Feb 5, 2024

Join us in Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast with Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality.

Their discussion zeroes in on three pivotal policy proposals: capping business rate increases, revising employer National Insurance Contributions, and advocating for a reduced VAT rate for hospitality. 

Kate offers a deep...

Jan 30, 2024

Join us in Episode 141 of the Ceres Podcast with Austen Morley, founder of Morley's Coffee. Discover how a vintage 1972 Citroen Hy van marked the start of Austen's journey from Australia's coffee scene to a coffee revolution in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 

Host Stelios delves into the challenges and triumphs of entering...