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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.


Jun 30, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Pete Fraser from Harbour Lights in Falmouth & Frasers Fish & Chips & Penzance.

We discuss his journey in the fish & chip industry and how he manages teams across two sites, how he manages with seasonal trading, serving 180,000 people last year.

If you want to get in touch with Pete, email him...

Jun 27, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Stuart Devine, Operations Director of The Ashvale Group.

We discuss all the recent happenings and how it affects a group of 8 outlets (soon to be 7) and how you manage with 140 employees. While I had Stuart on, I picked his brain on regional issues and differences. 

In 2015 Stuart was awarded...

Jun 27, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Adrian Bartlett. He is an ambassador of Seafish UK & Love British Food, He is partners with Andy Hunting, and they both travel the country as The Crabstock Boys

They have a lofty goal of making trying to get people to fall in love with British seafood, but more importantly, British...

Jun 22, 2020

In this episode, I catch up with Steven Hesketh CEO of Savvy Hotel Group. We met in person just before COVID 19 hit and with everything happening we caught up online to have a chat.

Jun 19, 2020

Yianni Papoutsis was the co-founder of the Meatliquor. He started as one of the first street food trucks in the U.K., the Meat Wagon. Yianni was doing street food before it was fashionable and explained why the U.K. just doesn't have street food like they do in the U.S. 

After teaming with Scott Collins and opening a...