Date: Monday 12 May 2008
Venue: InterContinental London Park Lane, London
Calling all chefs! It’s time to get e-mailing, phoning and form-filling to guarantee your place at the 2008 Chef Conference.
Our 26th celebration of the best that British and overseas chefdom has to offer has a (literally) stellar cast of speakers lined up that range from past masters to the newest high-fliers, along with in-depth interview and interactive craft demonstrations.
Marco Pierre White – the first British chef to win three Michelin stars (and the youngest in the world to achieve this most sought-after accolade) – will be on hand to discuss his career from the heady days of Harveys back in the 1980s to his current stint on Hell’s Kitchen.
Chef Conference 2008 will also give you a hint of why Denmark’s René Redzepi has become one of the most talked-about young chefs in Europe.
Redzepi, the chef-proprietor of the two-Michelin-star Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, will host one of our culinary masterclasses packed with tips for budding chefs while Britain’s own two-Michelin-star-decorated David Everitt-Matthias – proprietor of Le Champignon Sauvage restaurant in Cheltenham and the 2007 Catey Chef Award winner- will provide a filmed masterclass for our delegates’ delight.
With green issues creeping steadily up the menu, our keynote speaker Arthur Potts-Dawson – the Green King of London’s Acorn House, the UK’s first eco-friendly training restaurant – will provide some shoots of inspiration on how to run an environmentally sustainable restaurant and kitchen.
Another high-flier from the Ramsay stable – Jason Atherton of the one-Michelin-star Maze in London – will be one of the cutting-edge chefs tickling the taste buds of our delegates at the conference dinner.
Helping him out will be Sat Bains, chef-proprietor of the one-Michelin-star Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham and star of the BBC’s Great British Menu.
Bolstering the line-up of speakers at this year’s conference are:
- Glynn Purnell, chef-proprietor of Purnell’s in Birmingham
- Nathan Outlaw, chef-proprietor of the one-Michelin-star Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Fowey, in Cornwall
- Anthony Demetre and Will Smith, proprietors of Arbutus and Wild Honey in London
Adding icing to the cake at the gala dinner will be:
- Claude Bosi, chef-proprietor of the one-Michelin star Hibiscus in London
- Damian Allsop of Damian Allsop Ch2ocolates
More information and to register
- For further information and details on how to book your place please contact Eric Williams on 020 8652 8680 or e-mail email@example.com
- For further information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rob Adam on 020 8652 3814 or 07795 486311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the venue
InterContinental London Park Lane
The InterContinental London Park Lane sits on the site of a former royal residence in the heart of Mayfair that is within site of Buckingham Palace and is near leading London attractions such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square.
The contemporary-style hotel offers 447 guest rooms that include 60 suites and 200 single-bed rooms. The three restaurants on offer include the Theo Randall at the InterContinental, which may be familiar to some of last year’s visitors as Randall was one of a number of London chef’s who staged kitchen tours of their eateries with culinary demonstrations.
Other eating options include the interactive Cookbook Café and the Lobby Lounge serving tea and chocolates.
For delegates who want to pamper their bodies as well as their stomachs, the hotel offers the Spa InterContinental retreat with its therapeutic steam temple and what is claimed to be the UK’s first double VIP suite. Those looking for a more vigorous experience need look no further than the health and fitness centre which is packed with cardiovascular equipment and provides plenty of space for weights and training.
The InterContinental London Park Lane
One Hamilton Place Park Lane
London W1J 7QY