The Caterer's panels of experts will examine how hospitality businesses can find a profitable path out of the Covid-19 restrictions back to a new normal in our online summit on 30 March.
The Caterer is to hold a free virtual summit featuring innovative operators and experts who will explore how the hospitality industry can shape their businesses for maximum profit in 2021.
The Recovery Summit on 30 March will address the lessons we can take with us into 2021 and beyond following a tumultuous year in hospitality. It will explore how to employ all the revenue streams at your disposal and unravel the technology that will help take operators on the journey to recovery.
Register for free to listen to advice and case studies from industry experts including Tommy Banks, chef-director of the Black Swan, Dishoom managing director Brian Trollip, chief operating officer of the Apartment Group Debrah Dhugga, co-founder of Wahaca Mark Selby and commercial director of Levy UK Rak Kalidas.
The live event will kick off with a presentation from data expert CGA offering its findings on what business leaders should hope for and expect in the coming months, including where it sees growth and how it is positioning its businesses to take advantage. Addleshaw Goddard LLP will also run through the financial levers that are available to businesses that are looking to raise funds without borrowing.
These presentations will be complemented by two interactive panel discussions covering ‘New revenue generators to take into a new world of hospitality' and ‘Technology to save the day'.
Speaking ahead of his panel discussion about new revenue generators at the event, Dishoom's Trollip said restaurants need to think creatively when looking to launch products such as cook-at-home kits.
"The past year hasn't been easy for everyone, but a huge amount of creativity has come out of that desperation," said Trollip. "I'm really proud that we've been able to invest in the community and look after our team. We're still standing and now there's a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for the industry."
The Caterer editor James Stagg added: "It has been a horrendous 12 months for the industry, but each blow has proven how resilient and innovative our pubs, restaurants, hotels and foodservice companies are. Join us on 30 March, armed with questions for our expert panellists, to discover how they plan to re-mould their business to take advantage of the opportunities available as we emerge from the pandemic together."
What you will learn from the Recovery Summit
- What hospitality leaders expect in the months ahead and how they plan to rebuild business.
- The new revenue generators: from at-home food boxes to all-year-round outside dining, the ideas spawned in the pandemic that will remain permanent revenue streams and how to harness them.
- What measures guests will expect to remain in a hospitality environment post-Covid.
- How to get your business back to full speed and fit to profit this summer while bringing staff back from furlough.
- The technology that will drive your business as operations return to normality, including mobile ordering and payment, managing staff and takeaway.