Creative Solutions for Uncertain Times: Finding Success in the East and Southeast Asian Hospitality Sector
Wednesday, November 22 2023, 6.30pm - 9pm, at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP
Note – this event is specifically for chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and corporate representatives in the UK’s East and Southeast Asian hospitality sector.
Mandy Yin (chef, author and broadcaster); Andy Kwok (Director, Good Earth); James Stagg (Editor, Caterer); XueFeng Bai (UK Managing Director, Din Tai Fung)
Join us for a presentation on current trends in the East and Southeast Asian restaurant sector, panel discussion and networking (drinks and canapés) reception.
The diversity of British culinary culture, largely defined by the cuisines of East and Southeast Asia, is one of its greatest strengths. A growing number of chefs, cookbook writers and broadcasters are championing cuisines that previously received little attention in the UK, from Malaysian and Thai, to Japanese and regional Chinese.
Despite this movement, hospitality professionals who specialise in East and Southeast Asian cuisines are facing serious challenges. Difficulties sourcing staff with appropriate skills and potential, and rising costs of food, fuel and rent, are undermining the viability of restaurants and other food outlets.
This panel discussion will focus on creative solutions for chefs, restaurateurs and operating companies of all sizes. Contributors will consider alternative approaches to business that can deliver success in unstable and unpredictable times. Our panellists have a wealth of experience in East and Southeast Asian hospitality. Their expertise, covering food production, entrepreneurship, media engagement and public commentary, will ensure a rich discussion, designed to provoke new thinking for specialist hospitality operators.
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