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.
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)
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 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 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.
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