The North-South divide is set to top the agenda at this year’s Restaurant Show, as speakers prepare to debate the issues surrounding a number of issues in the industry.
Restaurants and bars in the norths are growing and expanding at double the rate of those in London, and are also topping the hospitality league tables.
On day two of the show, Stefan Chomka will meet the people driving the boost on a panel including Mark Birchall from Moor Hall which came out on top in the National Restaurant Awards as well as Neil Bentinck, chef owner from Skosh and Stosie Madi, chef patron at The Parkers Arms.
The panellists are set to explore how struggling casual dining chains can provide fresh opportunities for smart and ambitious independents.
Other topics over the course of the show will discuss the Food Hall Revolution, benefits of training and retaining, the power of plants and a culinary showcase.
Held at London’s Olympia, this year’s show will run from September 30 – October 2.