The Hotel Marketing Association's (HMA) annual fundraising Christmas Lunch is this year supporting hospitality industry charity Springboard, and will welcome 2010 BBC MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker as guest speaker.
In its 20th year, the annual event will take place on 16 December at the Savoy hotel, London, during which the HMA will announce the winners of its five awards, including young marketer of the year.
Since winning the BBC television competition, Baker has worked with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche and at De Librije in Holland, before launching his own catering and events company, and writing a cookbook which is due out in May next year. He is expected to speak about his career since the show and explain how it affected his cooking style.
Linda Moore, chairman of the HMA, said: "We are delighted that Dhruv Baker has agreed to be guest speaker at our event and thrilled that monies raised will go to support Springboard."
The HMA helps support and recognise talent, expertise and trends in the hotel marketing industry, with annual awards for categories including brochure design, copy writing, public relations; social media marketing and strategic sales campaigns.