This year’s TUCO Conference will be an interactive and engaging virtual event replacing our normal face to face offer – meaning even more of your teams than usual will be able to attend and add to their professional development.


The conference theme VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) is based on adapting quickly to changing circumstances, concentrating on disruptive innovation and optimism in an industry that has been hard hit by recent events. Managing teams and resources in a VUCA environment can take its toll on all aspects of the business, affecting the decision making processes you have and un-nerving employees but it can be used advantageously! We’ll be looking at how to inspire the TUCO membership in unlocking the power of modifying processes, people and products during rapid alterations in their external environment without losing core values. 

Watch recordings below:

Opening comments and Tony Hunter Food Futurist

Change Management

Mental Health and Wellbeing

StudierendenWERK Berlin

Stanford University and Closing comments

Who is this for?

TUCO Members who would like to explore the conference topic, visit our partners in the virtual exhibition and join our interactive social event with our partners and members.

Why should I take part?

As disruption in the catering and hospitality industry continues to cause more change than ever for employers and consumers, many leaders in catering, hospitality and the supply chain are looking for innovative techniques to come up with solutions to help smooth out the impact on their teams and processes. TUCO have sourced speakers who look at managing change and supporting teams through this process.

How will it help me?

During the event through our interactive app, you will…

  • Network and brainstorm with TUCO members from other institutions who are facing the same challenges as you
  • Discover some interesting initiatives that can be applied to your own institution
  • Visit TUCO partners to discuss your requirements

Following the event you will...

  • Be able to introduce ideas and policies at your institution

What’s included?

  • Access to speakers to ask questions prior to the conference
  • Access to speakers presentations live online 
  • Interaction with other attendees, prior to and while attending the conference
  • Partners exhibition during the conference 
  • An online social event "Great TUCO Cook Off: Black Tie and Slippers" (The closing date to book on for the ingredients for this event was the 23rd of October to allow for the packs being posted out in time. If you haven't booked in time you are still welcome to join us - please still complete the form with who you would like to be 'seated' with.)


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  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

    Yes – the person making the booking doesn’t have to attend.

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

    You can opt to pay by credit card on the booking form directly or select to pay by invoice. If you need to submit a purchase order this can be entered in the booking form.

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