The petition for a minister for hospitality will be debated on 11 January at 4.30pm in Parliament after it surpassed 100,000 signatures this week.
The petition has now received more than 150,000 signatures with prominent members of the industry backing the campaign, including UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls, Home Grown Hotels founder and 2020 Cateys Lifetime Achievement Award winner Robin Hutson, and chefs including Tom Kerridge, Angela Hartnett, James Martin and Jamie Oliver.
The petition, launched by Chef & Restaurant magazine, seeks to ensure hospitality is appropriately represented in government.
Those keen to support are urged to sign the petition. Other ways to support include:
• Use the hashtag #seatatthetable
• Reach out internally to fellow employees
• Engage suppliers in the campaign
• Showcase support for the social media campaign.