John Stewart

John Stewart

Product Manager - Cooking and Food Prep from Hobart UK
Workshop: Making the School Kitchen as energy efficient as possible

With skyrocketing energy costs and the labour and skills shortage impacting all school kitchens as well as the government's target of net zero carbon by 2050 focussing minds and investment budgets there has never been a better time to look at investing in energy efficient kit to save money, time and resources.

This informative  session will discuss energy and water-saving solutions to consider for a school kitchen with a focus on all stages of the daily preparation and serving of school food.   Our speakers are Keith Warren, Chief Executive of the Foodservice Equipment Association and Chris Mansell, Product Manager Warewashing, and John Stewart, Product Manager - Cooking and Food Prep from Hobart UK.


John has been in the industry for over 35 years. He started out at 16 years old in the Merchant Navy as a chef working to be head chef at the age of 21. When he came ashore, he worked in various kitchens from hospitals to fine dining establishments. John has now been at Hobart for 18 years, beginning as the catering specialist in the South West before progressing to his current position as Cooking and Food Preparation Product Manager. He leads the new cooking product introductions for the UK market, working closely with the Hobart factories in France, Italy, Switzerland, the US and the UK.