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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.


Dec 5, 2021

John Barnes has co-authored Altering Course the Covid Chronicles with Laura Cowan of Rockfish restaurants. It’s a collection of short stories about how companies, individuals and organisations found new ways to navigate their way through the pandemic—Hawksmoor Rockfish and Pizza Pilgrims all feature in the book.

John has had a long career in hospitality which started as MD of KFC GB in the early 1980s. He was Chairman of Harry Ramsden’s for 11 years and has been a Non-Executive Director of several well-known pub and bar chains. John and Laura are both Directors of Rockfish who have sponsored the book. All proceeds go to the charity Mind.

Ceres have bought ten copies of Altering Course. We will send out a copy for the first ten people to get in touch for free of charge. Just email us at

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