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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.


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...