The energy manager at pub and restaurant giant Mitchells & Butlers is among the panellists discussing green kitchens at a special debate taking place at Hotelympia next month.
James Sharmen, who oversees energy initiatives at the chain, which operates 1,600 sites, will share his views during a debate entitled ‘The future of Sustainability: What are the barriers to sustainability in the kitchen?’. It is being organised by refrigeration manufacturer Gram and follows on from the success of its live webinar trilogy in 2015.
Chaired by Gram managing director, Glenn Roberts, other panel members on the Go Green Debate webinar are set to include Kate Gould, managing director at Keg Catering Consultants and co founder of CaterOps, Dominic Burbridge, associate director at The Carbon Trust.
While the foodservice industry has become more aware of the need to implement sustainable practices over the last five years, there is still a long way to go in terms of taking the necessary steps to secure its longevity.
The Go Green Debate aims to help the audience question their idea of sustainability by re-positioning it as a positive step in safe guarding the future of the environment while also demonstrating how going green has a hugely positive impact on a businesses’ bottom lines.
The 45-minute panel debate will welcome questions from the audience as well as discussion points raised live on Twitter @gramukgreen #TheGoGreenDebate. It takes place at 13:45 on Monday 29th February.