Chef Raymond Blanc is set to be one of the keynote speakers at the Hospitality industry Trust (HIT) Scotland Emerging Talent Conference this February.
Delegates will also hear from Josh Littlejohn, the entrepreneur behind Social Bite, a sandwich and lunch shop on Rose Street, Edinburgh which was set up as a social business, with 100% of the profits going to charities and social causes and where 25% of the staff are homeless.
The HIT Emerging Talent Conference, which is taking place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday 6 February, is a sell out with over 350 people attending.
It will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Stephen Jardine, and the event is open to senior managers, students, recent graduates and leaders of the hospitality industry to meet and learn from one another.
The conference will close with the award of HIT Scotland's Emerging Talent Scholarships and this year, to mark HIT"s 20th birthday, over 140 scholarships will be provided to people who show some promise of becoming future leaders of the industry.
The scholarships provide world class learning opportunities and experiences at home and abroad for new entrants to the industry up to senior managers.
Scholarships include time spent in six star resorts in Dubai, Michelin Star kitchens across the UK and courses at the world renowned Lausanne Hotel School in Switzerland, Cornell University in New York and the Disney Institute in Florida.
Annually HIT's scholarship programme is estimated to return £1m to the industry in new skills, promoting best practice, improving staff retention and encouraging professional development.
To attend the conference, contact: Kirsty MacLeod of HIT Scotland on 07711 520903 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org