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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 31, 2019

Eric Snaith is the owner of Titchwell Manor Hotel in Thornham but also Eric’s Fish & Chips.

In this episode we discuss his childhood in the hotel business, the blood sweat and tears of the family investing in Titchwell Manor Hotel, we also chat about nurturing younger staff, and giving people the freedom to make...

Dec 24, 2019

Andrew Crook is the President of the National Federation of Fish Friers, this is our second time having Andrew on the podcast. 

Thank you to everyone who sent us in a question or concern, I give a lot of credit to Andrew for being upfront and honest.

Don’t be a lemon, if you have a fish & chip shop join the NFFF and...

Dec 18, 2019

Kate Nicholls is the CEO of UKHospitality, the authoritative voice representing the broad hospitality sector.

Supporting everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues. Its main aims are to represent the sector, promote the industry, share best...

Dec 8, 2019

Mark Thomson, Ambassador to Scotland - Glenfiddich.

Mark is a fascinating chap, there is something quite 007 about him. We bust some of the basic myths you hear about whisky, we talk about the whisky industry and why whisky is essential to get right in hospitality.

I really found the topic of whisky really interesting...

Nov 29, 2019

Andreas Antona is the chef patron of Simpsons Restaurant in Edgbaston & The Cross in Kenilworth, and they both hold one Michelin star.


He also holds an honorary doctorate for hospitality, and he also founded the Bocuse d'Or UK Academy and is the chairman.


If you like cookbooks and want to buy Andreas's books here...