Welcome Remarks from the Chair
For restaurants to evolve, understanding the next generation customer is critical. And the next generation customer is already here. What can restaurants bring to the table to appeal to this ever-evolving customer?
Restaurant design is evolving, with technological and cultural shifts shaping how we eat, interact and experience everything. Find out what design you need to implement to stand out from the competition
Speed of innovation continues to surge; the restaurant industry is taking advantage of new tools to ramp up operational efficiency and connect with guests more effectively. From social apps to tech savvy strategies to entice new customers, from drones and robots to clever cutlery. Find out how you restaurant can create digital dining experience or busier restaurants and bigger profits.
Networking Lunch Hour
Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. Millions of euros of food end up in landfills every year. Not only it has extreme implications on the environment but also on the restaurant bottom line as lots of money is being wasted. Explore what steps you need to take to reduce food waster for better tomorrow.
Research shows that 4.7% of chefs and head cooks in the US are female, while in the UK women make up just under 20% of chefs. The statistic is thought to be even lower when it comes to fine dining restaurants. Central and Eastern European numbers are even lower. The role of women in professional kitchens remains a topic of complex discussion, fuelled by passionate individuals of all genders who work in the restaurant industry. Join the debate!
Cooking is passion, art, science and much more. Explore the biggest food trends together with the top chefs who push boundaries on a daily basis to create unforgettable culinary experience.
Restaurant industry is high paced and complex. From cost, competitors, menus to customers, vendors, complex scheduling and pricing, F&B and Restaurant executives have their minds preoccupied on daily basis. While all these is extremely important to successful operations, human capital factor will always remain of the key challenges faced by the industry. Explore HR challenges and how to tackle them to increase your restaurant’s chance of success? .
Are your current supplier prepared to apply new technology and respond quickly to changing market dynamic and your business needs? Do souring agreement benefit short – term pricing strategy or over long term? Are their adequately managing increased regulations on food safety, sustainability and ingredients traceability? As a chef, restaurant owner, or operations manager, the importance of finding the right supplier doubles. Your food quality, dining experience, and reputation entirely hinders on your supplier's ability to back up their promises and keep your shelves stocked.
The competition among restaurants is fierce, and you’ll need to give your all to be successful. Increasing customer traffic into your restaurant is a challenge for all restaurants in today’s competitive environment but with the right strategies you can start building sales. Learn how to capture your guests’ interest and maximize your marketing spend to increase your bottom line
Explore best strategies for menu items, design, costing, and placement. From the science of menu engineering, recipe costing, understanding the profitability quadrant to designing your menu for profitability, and measuring the results.
Events, banqueting, weddings are on the top revenue-generating service area. corporate event spends and wedding budgets are increasing worldwide, while the competition becomes more intense. Discuss effective strategies that will help your business stand out and be more successful in attracting the clients from this segment.
Over the course of last 10 years the prestige of chefs has risen dramatically, making them new rock start of the modern world. From exclusive restaurant around the worlds, books, tv shows to kitchenware collections and brand endorsements, modern celebrity chefs seem to have it all. Explore what it take it take to become a celebrity chef and whether you have what it take s to make it?