Josh Eggleton from Michelin-starred The Pony and Trap, joins The Staff Canteen Live 2016 line-up at Hotelympia

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We are excited to announce Michelin-starred Josh Eggleton, chef patron of The Pony and Trap, will be joining our line-up for The Staff Canteen Live 2016 – Skillery in association with Westlands and supported by the Craft Guild of Chefs at Hotelympia.

>>> Josh Eggleton, The Pony and Trap, Bristol

Making our debut at Hotelympia, we are bringing 16 of the UK's top chefs with us with a staggering 24 Michelin stars between them! Adding a stimulating new dimension of kitchen demonstrations to the show this is an event not to be missed and if you can't make it down every demo will be streamed live on our YouTube channel!

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Josh completes an already impressive line-up; he runs Michelin-starred The Pony and Trap in Chew Magna with his sister Holly. In 2003 Josh had triumphed in the Gordon Ramsay College Scholar competition, confirming he was destined for a bright future in the industry.

Following this success, he moved to Bristol’s Harbourside restaurant, the Olive Shed where he was head chef for two years, before embarking on a journey working with some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the World including, Sicily’s il Mulinazzo, the New York institution, Chanterelle and 3 Michelin starred French Laundry of California.

This experience gave Josh the drive and skills needed to return to the UK and with the backing of his family, start his own personal venture which made him one of the youngest pub and restaurant proprietors in the country. Taking The Pony and Trap from strength to strength, Josh was awarded his first Michelin star in 2011, which made him one of the youngest chefs to hold this accolade.

>>> See the full line-up here and find out more about each chef

The Staff Canteen Live – Skillery supported by the Craft Guild of Chefs, held in conjunction with speciality produce supplier, Westlands and Robot Coupe, Steelite, TRUEFoods, Adande, Franke coffee, Norwegian seafood  and Ritter Courivaud; will be running regular sessions every day of the four-day show with a changing line-up of chefs providing visitors with interactive demonstrations, recipe guidance and cooking tips.

The chefs will be regularly making their way into the audience, so not only can you see cooking at its finest, you can taste it too! Hotelympia takes place between February 29 and March 3 2016 and is the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event and the most important event for any professional wanting to gain access to the latest products and thinking. It is the best place to find real innovation and ideas.

Visitors can go to and register now for a free ticket to the show.

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Editor 11th February 2016

Josh Eggleton from Michelin-starred The Pony and Trap, joins The Staff Canteen Live 2016 line-up at Hotelympia