Peter Avis, Restaurant Manager of Virgin Limited Edition’s Babylon restaurant in London, is set to address delegates at the HTA Catering Conference – ‘A Piece of Cake?’ Sponsored by Compass Group, the conference takes place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

From dishwasher to UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Peter Avis rose through the ranks of the hospitality industry to the rooftop heights of the prestigious Babylon Restaurant through hard work and fierce determination.

Peter will share his passion for customer service and responsibility, and draw on his inspirational rags to riches story to demonstrate that anyone can aspire to reach whatever level they may choose.

HTA Communications Manager, Gill Ormrod, comments, “We are delighted to welcome Peter to our conference line up. He has a truly inspiring story and his approach really demonstrates the importance of excellent customer service and the lasting impact it can have.”

Peter will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday 13 June where the focus for the day is on strategy and operations. The conference dinner takes place on the evening of Tuesday 13 which features Masterchef 2016 winner, Jane Devonshire, and the presentation of GTN’s Greatest Catering Awards. The second day of the conference, Wednesday 14 June, focusses on food.

This year’s accompanying catering exhibition is fully sold out and provides a great additional opportunity to meet a range of suppliers from coffee, cake and soft drinks to bread, tea and much more!

Many thanks to this year’s event sponsors and partners.

Headline Partner – Compass Group
Conference Partners - Blue Cap Coffee, Frobishers Juices Limited, Matthew Algie
Exhibitor Partners – Beanworks, Belvoir Fruit Farms , CPL Training Group, Creed Food Service, Dawn Foods , Destiny Foods, i2i (Ascential), IFSE,  Middleton Foods, Review Systems, Shield Safety, Space Catering, Speciality Breads, Swan Retail, Tea From The Manor, The Handmade Cake Company, Towergate (HTA Insurance), Vision Commercial Kitchens, Whitco, Zeo.
Stand Partner – Luscombe Drinks, Open Retail, Review Systems
Drinks Partner - Quinton Edwards
Media Partners - Horticulture Week, Garden Forum, Garden Trade News, HTA News
Supporting Partner - Garden Centre Association

For further programme details and to book your place please visit www.hta.org.uk/cateringconference

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