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In November 2018, Stelios Theocharous, the founder of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation (and someone who occasionally finds his keys on the first try), launched the Ceres Podcast. This groundbreaking platform has now become a gathering spot for like-minded co-hosts:
• Mark Petrou, Petrou Bros
• Kelly Barnes, Krispies
• David Nicolaou, Auckley Friery
• David Miller, Millers Fish & Chips
Together, they embark on insightful conversations with the movers and shakers of the Food & Hospitality industry, forming the illustrious Podsquad.
At the Ceres Podcast, we take our time. There's no rushing here - unless we're late for dinner. We're on a mission to uncover the deep-seated passions that motivate our guests, ranging from Chefs and Fish & Chip Shop Owners to Food Producers and Hoteliers, including everyone who makes the hospitality world spin.
Our discussions are as varied as the ingredients in a gourmet dish, catering to anyone with a stake or interest in the bustling world of hospitality. If you're eager to learn from the experiences and stories that shape this industry, the Ceres Podcast awaits you. Dive into our world, where learning is served with a side of laughter.


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...