We are pleased to announce the return of a face to face Winter Conference! The TUCO Winter Conference is a free annual event that gives TUCO members the opportunity to get together before Christmas to pick up some valuable insight ready to implement in the New Year. Each year features content from experts within the hospitality industry discussing practical tips to gain a competitive edge in the market, through to thought-provoking sessions on key issues.

Overview

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The theme of the 2021 Winter Conference is 'The Future of Food'. Speakers from across the industry will discuss Global Food Trends and the event will see the launch of the current TUCO Global Food Trends with a Key note speech from Charles Banks (The Food People). Here the 9 main mega trends from the document will be illustrated and there will be an opportunity to see these trends in more detail with 3 follow up webinars post-conference.

Itinerary:

Wednesday 8th December: Drinks Reception and Food at The East Midlands Conference Centre

Overnight stay (if required) at the DeVere Orchard Hotel at the University of Nottingham

Thursday 9th December: Conference 

Full Speaker Itinerary TBC (more to follow)

Charles Banks

 

Charles

A fourth generation foodie, cooking at his mother's side in the kitchen is where Charles' passion for food began. Hours spent training as a chef led to him winning the title of Junior Chef of the Year. From there, he went to France to learn more, before returning home to take a degree in catering and business.

From high-street restaurants, he moved into new product development at Saxby’s. By the time he left for Grampian, Charles was head of this department, a role in which he would continue, working with, among others, Sainsbury’s. 

Sat Bains

 

Sat

Sat is an English chef best known for being chef proprietor of the two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms in Nottingham, England. He won the Roux Scholarship in 1999, and worked in France, before returning to the UK and opening his own restaurant. Together, Sat and Amanda Bains have a wealth of over 65 years of industry and travel experience, Front and Back of house. They have brought together a World-Class team who strive to give their guests a Professional, yet relaxed experience at the restaurant. This Q and A session is an opportunity for members to grill Sat on his ideas and experience.

Dawn Bowstead

Dawn

 

Dawn is the Founder, Co-Owner and Director of Hospitality Jobs UK - the industry specialist online advertising job board for the Hospitality industry.

With over 30 years’ experience within the recruitment industry, Dawn has held Head of Recruitment positions for FTSE 100 companies and has been instrumental in project managing the OAPA job Board: from conception through to implementation.

Dawn is known as one of the leading recruitment industry experts and regularly speaks at conferences, schools and universities. An advisor to the industry and trading bodies on anything recruitment, Dawn enjoys being actively involved in sharing best practice and her recruitment knowledge, judging at industry awards, hosting and taking part in interview panels and regularly contributes to articles for trade media.

Pricing

Full Member: Winter Conference Dinner (8th December 2021)
£50.00
Available
Full Member: Overnight Accommodation (8th December 2021)
£99.00
Available
Full Member: Winter Conference (9th December 2021)
£0.00
Available
TUCO Partner: Winter Conference Dinner (8th December 2021)
£50.00
Available
TUCO Partner: Overnight Accommodation (8th December 2021)
£99.00
Available
TUCO Partner: Winter Conference - first 2 places £99 for additional (9th December 2021)
£0.00
Available
Associate/Affiliate: Winter Conference Dinner (8th December 2021)
£50.00
Available
Associate/Affiliate: Overnight Accommodation (8th December 2021)
£99.00
Available
Associate/Affiliate: Winter Conference (9th December 2021)
£150.00
Available
Suppliers: Winter Conference Dinner (8th December 2021)
£50.00
Available
Suppliers: Overnight Accommodation (8th December 2021)
£99.00
Available
Suppliers: Winter Conference (9th December 2021)
£150.00
Available

Location

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & De Vere Orchard Hotel
Beeston Lane, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

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