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​Paulo de Tarso: Mastering the Art of Hospitality in Episode 145

​Paulo de Tarso: Mastering the Art of Hospitality in Episode 145

Posted by Emma on 22nd Feb 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 po … read more
​Episode 144 - Reading The News with Jim Cowie

​Episode 144 - Reading The News with Jim Cowie

Posted by Emily on 16th Feb 2024

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with Jim Cowie from the Seafood Matters Podcast. They discuss the following topics: Unfounded Fears: The Truth … read more
​Insights into George's Tradition with Nick Hogan in Episode 143 of the Ceres Podcast

​Insights into George's Tradition with Nick Hogan in Episode 143 of the Ceres Podcast

Posted by Emily on 15th Feb 2024

In the latest episode of the  Ceres Podcast, Season 7, Episode 143, Stelios had the privilege of sitting down with Nick Hogan, the managing director of George's Tradition, a name synonymous … read more
​Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast: A Crucial Conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE on the Future of UK Hospitality

​Episode 142 of the Ceres Podcast: A Crucial Conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE on the Future of UK Hospitality

Posted by Emily on 5th Feb 2024

In the latest episode of the Ceres Podcast, host Stelios engages in a deep conversation with Kate Nicholls OBE, the influential chief executive of UKHospitality. Episode 142 marks a significant mom … read more
​Discover the Art of Coffee with Austen Morley on Ceres Podcast Episode 141

​Discover the Art of Coffee with Austen Morley on Ceres Podcast Episode 141

Posted by Emma on 30th Jan 2024

Are you a coffee business owner or someone who enjoys a good cup of joe? The latest Ceres Podcast episode featuring Austen Morley from Morley's Coffee is a must-listen. With his unique approach to … read more
​Geoff Whitehead on the Ceres Podcast Episode 140 From Dreams to Reality

​Geoff Whitehead on the Ceres Podcast Episode 140 From Dreams to Reality

Posted by Emma on 20th Jan 2024

Stelios welcomes Geoff Whitehead, the current National Federation of Fish Friers Fish & Chip Shop of the Year winner, in an engaging episode 140 of the Ceres Podcast that promises insights, in … read more
Episode 139 - Reading The News with David Nicolaou

Episode 139 - Reading The News with David Nicolaou

Posted by Emily on 10th Jan 2024

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with David Nicolaou from Auckley Friary. They discuss the following topics: Significant Fine for London Bar After Ha … read more
​  Episode 138 - Reading The News with Zohaib Hussain

​ Episode 138 - Reading The News with Zohaib Hussain

Posted by Emily on 24th Dec 2023

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with previous Young Fish Frier Winner Zohaib Hussain from Zero Plus Fish Bar in Cardiff. They discuss the followi … read more
​A Fascinating Glimpse into the World of Stelios – A Candid Chat with Thomas Doran

​A Fascinating Glimpse into the World of Stelios – A Candid Chat with Thomas Doran

Posted by Emma on 24th Dec 2023

Episode 137 stands out as a particularly engaging session in the latest episode of the much-loved podcast series. Guest host Thomas Doran, known for his insightful questioning and deep dives into h … read more
​Episode 136 - Reading The News with Mark Petrou

​Episode 136 - Reading The News with Mark Petrou

Posted by Emily on 24th Dec 2023

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with previous Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Winner Mark Petrou from Petrou Brothers in Chatteris.They d … read more
​Episode 135 - Reading The News with Charlie Collins

​Episode 135 - Reading The News with Charlie Collins

Posted by Emily on 23rd Dec 2023

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, Stelios discusses the hospitality news with previous Young Fish Frier Winner Charlie Collins from Frydales in Leicester. They discuss the following topi … read more
​Hugh Lipscombe on Episode 134: Legacy, Leadership, and the Future of Fish & Chips

​Hugh Lipscombe on Episode 134: Legacy, Leadership, and the Future of Fish & Chips

Posted by Emily on 4th Mar 2023

In this captivating episode, we sit down with Hugh Lipscombe, the Founder and Chairman of The Chesterford Group. Hugh's journey began with the establishment of Fish N Chick'n and has since expan … read more
Getting Creative With Dan Nash

Getting Creative With Dan Nash

Posted by Michael on 1st Aug 2022

Dan Nash is the founder of SixEight, a creative agency that helps turn food brands into cult brands through the power of storytelling. In our latest podcast, Dan cuts through all the marketing jargo … read more
Paul Gunning on his shoebox success

Paul Gunning on his shoebox success

Posted by Emily on 7th Jun 2022

He’s worked in five star hotels, 2-3 rosette and Michelin starred restaurants and, 11 years ago, he opened Purslane in Edinburgh. If you’ve not yet had a chance to listen to our podcast with Paul … read more
Life at the sharp end

Life at the sharp end

Posted by Emily on 18th May 2022

“Knife sharpening is an important trade,” says Stefano Nella, director of sales operations of knife sharpening service Nella Cutlery Services. And he’s not joking, stating that the importanc … read more
Podcast #125 Matthew Konen, Athena B, Portslade, Brighton

Podcast #125 Matthew Konen, Athena B, Portslade, Brighton

Posted by Emily on 9th Apr 2022

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast, 29-year-old Matthew Konen talks about the journey he’s been on and the challenges he’s faced since returning to help his mother, Mary, run the family fish and chi … read more
​How to Be a Great Podcast Guest

​How to Be a Great Podcast Guest

Posted by Stelios on 1st Jan 2021

The art of interviewing is a popular topic, but what about the art of being interviewed? While the role may feel more passive, it's just as active as the interviewer's.These tips for a memorable (in a … read more
Episode 48: ​James Ritchie bosses it at Stroud

Episode 48: ​James Ritchie bosses it at Stroud

Posted by Emily on 18th Mar 2020

Although James Ritchie’s plans for the first fish and chip shop he bought with his ex-wife Bonny was to own it for a couple of years and sell it on, it quickly became their baby and resulted in the … read more
​Episode 45: Mulling things over with John Molnar

​Episode 45: Mulling things over with John Molnar

Posted by Emily on 29th Feb 2020

Spurred on by his dad telling him he would never be a better chef than him, it’s probably fair to say John Molnar can lay that ghost to rest. Not only has he held various top cheffing position … read more
​Lets Get Technical

​Lets Get Technical

Posted by Stelios on 1st Jan 2020

We have compiled a guide to help you get the best audio quality on the day of your podcast recording. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.What Screen - It's best to use a … read more
Episode 33: From field to fryer with Stuart Mitchell

Episode 33: From field to fryer with Stuart Mitchell

Posted by Emily on 10th Nov 2019

Mitchell Potatoes can trace its roots back more than 400 years when the family were crofters - or small farmers - in Bathgate, Edinburgh. A deal with a duke, who happened to be one of the biggest l … read more
Episode 32: Mitch talks Rockfish & The Seahorse

Episode 32: Mitch talks Rockfish & The Seahorse

Posted by Emily on 31st Oct 2019

Sitting in The Seahorse in Dartmouth, waiting for Mitch to turn up, you can see why this 40-cover, Italian-inspired restaurant is one-of-a-kind. Priced at the slightly higher end of the seafood spe … read more
Episode 27: ​Behind the Scenes with Amanda Afiya

Episode 27: ​Behind the Scenes with Amanda Afiya

Posted by Emily on 27th Sep 2019

During her time as editor at leading hospitality and catering magazine The Caterer, and in her current roles where she provides PR and consultancy services to chefs, restaurants and hotels, Amanda … read more
Episode 7: ​Loren lays it on the line

Episode 7: ​Loren lays it on the line

Posted by Jamie on 31st Jan 2019

As commercial officer at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Loren Hiller is hugely passionate about eradicating unsustainable fishing, which she says has tripled over the past 40 years. She fi … read more
​Episode 6: Craig Buckley's Vision for the Future of Fish and Chips

​Episode 6: Craig Buckley's Vision for the Future of Fish and Chips

Posted by Emma on 26th Jan 2019

From humble beginnings in a local gastropub to becoming a recognised figure in the fish and chips industry, Craig Buckley's journey is a masterclass in passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of exc … read more
​Episode 5: Phil Vickery's Journey of Passion and Purpose

​Episode 5: Phil Vickery's Journey of Passion and Purpose

Posted by Emma on 5th Jan 2019

In an episode that unfolds like a seasoned dish, blending the rich flavours of experience, passion, and innovation, Phil Vickery invites us into his world beyond the glare of TV lights. In this wor … read more
Episode 4: Stelios steps up to the mic

Episode 4: Stelios steps up to the mic

Posted by Emily on 23rd Dec 2018

A born talker, a food enthusiast and MD of Ceres, Stelios Theocharous turns the microphone on himself to explain the inspiration behind his podcasts and how he spends his time when he’s not worki … read more
​Episode 3: Thomas Colombo, the Maestro of Mixology on a Global Stage

​Episode 3: Thomas Colombo, the Maestro of Mixology on a Global Stage

Posted by Emma on 23rd Dec 2018

In the heart of Italy, where the azure waters of Lake Garda lap against verdant shores, a story of passion, creativity, and cultural bridging through the art of mixology begins. Thomas Colombo, a n … read more
​Episode 2: Charting the Future of Fish and Chips with Andrew Crook

​Episode 2: Charting the Future of Fish and Chips with Andrew Crook

Posted by Emma on 18th Dec 2018

In the  latest episode of the Ceres Podcast, host Stelios sits down with Andrew Crook, President of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), for a deep dive into the heart of Britain's … read more
Episode 1: ​Making his Mark

Episode 1: ​Making his Mark

Posted by Emma on 25th Nov 2018

Many of you probably already know Mark Petrou from one of his many guises: co-owner of Petrou Brothers in Chatteris, Cambridge; founder of Chippy Chat magazine and its online forum, the latter of w … read more