The Restaurant Association celebrates 50th anniversary

13 February 2017 by
The Restaurant Association celebrates 50th anniversary

Hospitality professionals are invited to attend a dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Restaurant Association on 27 June at the Dorchester, Park Lane, London.

The theme of the dinner will be ‘Then and Now' and will celebrate the last half century of the hospitality industry while raising funds for Action Against Hunger, a charity that is committed to ending world hunger.

As well as reflecting on the last 50 years, the event will also look ahead at challenges and issues facing the industry, such as Brexit and increasing costs.

Speakers will include D&D London's David Lowei and Robert Walton, president of the Restaurant Association, which is now part of the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Leading chefs expected to attend the event, where 50 chefs will be commended for their craftsmanship, include: Claire Smyth; Brian Turner and Thomas Keller.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA and the Restaurant Association said: "The Restaurant Association's 50th Birthday Dinner is an important opportunity to acknowledge our industry's advances over the last half century and, at this critical moment, prepare for the future, while raising funds for an important cause tackling worldwide hunger.

Jean-Michel Grand, executive director at Action Against Hunger said: "We're thrilled to be the chosen partner for this wonderful event, sharing our passion for food. We are extremely fortunate to receive such incredible support from the hospitality sector, and look forward to celebrating the great food of the last 50 years with the Restaurant Association. Together, we can help children grow up strong and create a brighter and healthier future for them."

Full price tickets cost £200 + VAT individually, or £1,900 + VAT, for a table of 10. Early bird tickets cost £150 + VAT each or £1,400 + VAT for a table of 10.

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