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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.


Jul 31, 2022

Dan is the founder of SixEight Marketing Agency, a South East Asian food nerd and a brand strategist who gets food brands more customers by telling a great story.


Dan cuts through all the marketing jargon to put independents on the same path to success as the big corporates, if not better. 


He works with obsessive...

Jul 2, 2022

Paul Gunning is the head chef and owner of Purslane in the stunning area of Stockbridge on St. Stephen Street. 


This fantastic restaurant is the epitome of rustic, casual fine dining. Paul is a brilliant podcast guest; we got into the nitty-gritty of what he likes about the restaurant business.


To find out more...

May 18, 2022

In this episode, Stelios talks to Stefano Nella from Nella Cutlery Services. 


Nella Cutlery Services have been sharpening knives for over 120 years; I love that Nella has been in business for this long, but they have evolved and stayed true to what they do.


Nella Cutlery Services have been at the forefront of...

Apr 5, 2022

Matthew Konen has been in the fish & chip industry since 2018; I wanted to get Matthew on the podcast because I knew that he had a lot of challenges turning Athena B around and still does.


As we all know, there are loads of general challenges with hospitality at the moment, so it was interesting to hear how they are going...

Mar 31, 2022

Stelios talks to the brilliant Amanda Stansfield from Granny Gothard's; they discuss building a great business with local and quality values and international ambitions. Oh, and let us not forget the ice cream. 

To find out more about Granny Gothard's, visit their website

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