The Restaurant Association celebrates 50th Birthday

Leading hospitality industry figures will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Restaurant Association with a special dinner on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at The Dorchester, Park Lane.

The theme of the RA’s 50th Birthday Dinner, Then and Now, is a celebration of the last half century of the hospitality industry while raising funds for Action Against Hunger, which has been leading the fight against global hunger for 40 years.

It’s a time both to reflect on the achievements of the last century and look ahead at what is an important time for an industry facing wide-ranging challenges and issues, such as Brexit and increased costs.

Top Chefs are expected to attend including Claire Smyth MBE, Brian Turner CBE, Nick Jones, and Thomas Keller. Well-known businesses from across the UK and other leading names in the industry will also be in attendance. The event will also commend 50 outstanding Chefs for their craftsmanship.

Speakers include both David Lowie (D&D), chairman and Robert Walton MBE, president of The Restaurant Association, now part of the British Hospitality Association.

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association and The Restaurant Association said:

“The Restaurant Association’s 50th Birthday Dinner is an important opportunity to acknowledge our industry’s advances over the last half century and, at this critical moment, prepare for the future, while raising funds for an important cause tackling worldwide hunger.

Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director at Action Against Hunger said:
“We’re thrilled to be the chosen partner for this wonderful event, sharing our passion for food. We are extremely fortunate to receive such incredible support from the hospitality sector, and look forward to celebrating the great food of the last 50 years with the Restaurant Association.
Together, we can help children grow up strong and create a brighter and healthier future for them.”

Dominic Bressan, AirService Global Chief Executive said “AirService is pleased to sponsor The Restaurant Association’s 50th Anniversary Dinner. AirService is the leader in mobile commerce solutions for the hospitality industry. The theme of “Then and Now” reflects The Restaurant Association’s commitment to embracing technology for the future of the industry ,a future that AirService is excited to be part of.

Ticket prices:
Early Bird Price (until end of March)
Individual - £150 + VAT
Table of 10 - £1,400 + VAT

Full Price Ticket
Individual - £200 + VAT
Table of 10 - £1,900 + VAT

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