Industry leaders are brushing up their waiting and wine skills to undertake the Back to the Floor challenge for the fourth time in aid of Hospitality Action.
At Back to the Floor 3, which took place at London's Grosvenor House hotel two years ago, £93,000 was raised to support hospitality employers who have fallen on hard times.
Advisor and consultant Philip Newman-Hall (pictured at BTTF3) and Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels & Venues and chairman of the Master Innholders, are overseeing the "waiters" for the night, who will include Zoe Jenkins of Coworth Park, Sue Williams of Whatley Manor, Amanda Hyndman of the Mandarin Oriental and Harry Murray of Lucknam Park.
Among the "sommeliers" will be Simon Numphud of AA Hotel Services and Julia Sibley of the Savoy Educational Trust. Peter Hancock, chairman of Pride of Britain Hotels will act as compère for the evening.
Jenkins said: "This event is always great fun as many of us taking part haven't tested our waiting skills for a good number of years. Everyone is very keen to smash the £100,000 fundraising target and hopefully we won't smash too many plates along the way!"
David Hesketh, managing director, Laurent-Perrier said: "We are very excited to sponsor such an important event in the hospitality calendar. I am looking forward to being a sommelier alongside so many industry greats."
Tickets for BTTF4 are now available at £165 each or £1,500 for a table of ten. For details, contact Giuliana Vittiglio via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events or call 020 3004 5504.Get The Caterer every week on your smartphone, tablet, or even in good old-fashioned hard copy (or all three!).