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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.


May 27, 2024

Join David Miller and Stelios in episode 164 of the "Ceres Master Class" podcast, "The Potato Peeling Episode." This essential guide delves into the nuances of potato preparation for the fish and chip industry. The hosts cover everything from the mechanics of peeling machines and the importance of maintaining them to...

May 27, 2024

Stelios welcomes Demetri Lawton to discuss his intriguing transition from Stafford to Cyprus, where he worked at the first McDonald's in Larnaca in 1997, and his eventual move back to the UK to run the Ruddington Fish Bar in Nottingham. Demetri shares insights on navigating the competitive fish & chip industry, the...

May 21, 2024

Listen to the dynamic conversation between the Ceres Podsquad! Led by Stelios, the director and founder of Ceres, this team is packed with industry experts. Meet our exciting new members: Mark Petrou from Petrou Brothers, David Nicolaou from Auckley Friery, and David Miller from Millers Fish & Chips. 

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May 20, 2024

Join David Miller and Stelios on the first episode of the "Ceres Master Class" podcast, "The Potato Selection Episode." This episode is essential for anyone in the fish and chip industry, focusing on sourcing the best chipping potatoes. 

With over 35 years of industry experience, David, alongside Stelios, who brings...

May 16, 2024

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast Past Masters, Mark Petrou had the privilege of hosting a captivating conversation with Giovanni Fionda. Giovanni, the winner of the Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in 2010, shares his unique perspective after a hiatus from the industry, navigating a new career and family life....