The Ceres Podcast

"The Ceres Podcast," is brought by Ceres | Pure Food Innovation.

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#168 - Master Class - David & Stelios chat to John Bones from  R S Cockerill Ltd

#168 - Master Class - David & Stelios chat to John Bones from  R S Cockerill Ltd

Join David Miller and Stelios in this Master Class as they interview John Bones, the commercial director of R S Cockerill Ltd, a leading crisping and table potatoes supplier. This marks their first conversation with a professional from the industry, offering enlightening insights—because, believe it or not, John really knows his potatoes.

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#167 - Stelios talks to Stuart Devine from the Ashvale Group

#167 - Stelios talks to Stuart Devine from the Ashvale Group

Stelios is thrilled to be joined by Stuart Devine, MBE, from the Ashvale Group in Aberdeenshire. They dive deep into Ashvale’s story, moving beyond our last discussion, which was heavily focused on COVID-19. 

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#166 - Master Class - The Chipping Process with David Miller & Stelios

#166 - Master Class - The Chipping Process with David Miller & Stelios

Join David Miller and Stelios in episode 166 of the "Ceres Master Class" podcast, "The Chipping Process." This essential guide delves into the nuances of potato chipping for the fish and chip industry. 

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#165 - Mark Petrou talks to Andrew Thrasyvoulou - Past Masters

#165 - Mark Petrou talks to Andrew Thrasyvoulou - Past Masters

In this episode of the Ceres Podcast Past Masters, Mark Petrou hosted a captivating conversation with our good friend Andrew Thrasyvolou, the previous owner of Brownsover Fish Bar in Rugby. Andrew, the winner of the Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in 2002, brings a unique perspective after a hiatus from the industry, now navigating a new accidental career at Stokescroft Nursery

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#164 - Master Class - Potato Peeling with David Miller & Stelios

#164 - Master Class - Potato Peeling with David Miller & Stelios

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 the strategies for maximising yield and quality. They also discuss the benefits of keeping a potato diary and the decision-making in choosing the right equipment. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the industry, this episode offers valuable insights to ensure you get the best out of your potatoes.

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#163 - Stelios talks to Demetri Lawton from Ruddington Fish Bar

#163 - Stelios talks to Demetri Lawton from Ruddington Fish Bar

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 importance of systematisation skills gained during his McDonald's tenure, and his business's adaptations post-COVID, including managing pricing and embracing technology. This episode offers a deep dive into the personal and professional life of a traditional British food entrepreneur facing modern industry challenges.

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#162 - Podsquad #2

#162 - Podsquad #2

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. 

Kelly Barnes from Krispies was out of action today, so we went ahead without her until she returned from her Sabbatical.

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#161 - Master Class - Potato Selection with David Miller & Stelios

#161 - Master Class - Potato Selection with David Miller & Stelios

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 his technical know-how from his time in a family-run fish and chip shop and as the founder of Ceres, dives into the potato growing cycle, the importance of choosing potatoes with the right amount of dry matter for crispier chips, and the benefits of sourcing locally. 

They address common misconceptions and offer practical advice on storage and record-keeping to maintain potato quality. 

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#160 - Mark Petrou talks to Giovanni Fionda - Past Masters

#160 - Mark Petrou talks to Giovanni Fionda - Past Masters

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. Mark, a seasoned expert in the field, adds his wealth of knowledge to the discussion, making this episode a must-listen for anyone in the food industry.

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Bio of The Ceres Podcast

"The Ceres Podcast," is brought by Ceres | Pure Food Innovation. Stelios, the Founder, and Director of Ceres embarks on captivating conversations with remarkable individuals in the Food & Hospitality industry.

In this podcast, Stelios takes the time to delve deep and uncover the motivations and inspirations that drive these individuals in their respective fields. From renowned chefs and innovative food producers to fish & chip shop owners, growers, hoteliers, food futurists, suppliers, potato merchants, restaurateurs, trade associations, and the diverse range of people who make hospitality happen, "The Ceres Podcast" is a platform for learning and discovery.

By engaging with these fascinating personalities, Stelios and his guests explore the multifaceted world of food and hospitality, uncovering the stories, insights, and experiences that shape this dynamic industry. With a genuine curiosity and a desire to understand the "why" behind people's passions, Stelios invites listeners to join him on a journey of discovery.

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