A stellar line-up of green hospitality and ethical foodservice champions are to appear at the inaugural Conscious Hospitality Show at Olympia on 5-7 October.
Michelin starred chef patron and president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Raymond Blanc OBE, is confirmed to speak along with Dr Morgaine Gaye, leading food futurologist and Tristram Stuart, food waste campaigner.
Running alongside The Restaurant Show, Conscious Hospitality Show has been created in response to the industry’s thirst for knowledge on more ethical, sustainable, carbon reducing and nutritionally balanced products, equipment and services.
Raymond Blanc OBE will talk to visitors about the importance of utilising seasonal ingredients and will also be signing copies of his Kew on a Plate book. Dr Morgaine Gaye will investigate the future of foodservice sustainability and discuss sourcing best practice while Tristram Stuart will examine the practicalities of running a greener establishment.
The speakers will join a panel of industry experts to take part in a timetable of discussions including:
- Footing the bill: Will going green put you in the red?
It feels great to be sustainable – but does it make good business sense? Can restaurants really turn their ethical values into more covers and bigger profits? The panel debates the benefits and pitfalls of going green with industry leaders. With Tristram Stuart.
- A world of good: Is 'Glocalization' the future of sustainable sourcing?
Local sourcing good; global sourcing bad – or so we've often been told. But is it really as black and white as that? Our panel of restaurant industry experts will untangle the complexities and contradictions at the heart of the sustainable sourcing debate. With Dr Morgaine Gaye.
- All together now: Will your staff buy into your ethical dream?
You're committed to sustainability – but it's your employees who deliver it on the ground. How can you make sure your passion for ethical food rubs off on them too? The panel discusses how to motivate and engage across the board. With Douglas McMaster.
Douglas McMaster, hosting the ‘All together now’ seminar is the founder of SILO - a new bakery restaurant and coffee house set up in the North Laine of Brighton that generates zero waste.
Over 350 companies will be exhibiting at The Restaurant Show and Conscious Hospitality Show at Olympia, London on 5 – 7 October 2015. Tickets are free to those who register in advance via the website or £25 on the door.
For more information and to register visit www.therestaurantshow.co.uk