Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Institute of Hospitality's annual lunch on Monday 9 June.
Galvin, who runs the seven-site Galvin Restaurants group with his brother Jeff, including Galvin at Windows, La Chapelle and Bistrot de Luxe, is expected to offer guests insights into his business, and the skills he learned on a management degree course at the age of 40. He has worked with figures such as Sir Terence Conran, Antony Worrall-Thompson, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, and has studied philosophy at the London School of Economics.
His speech is also expected to address ways to manage stressful jobs, as well as the skills shortages and recruitment, which he has "never seen this bad", thanks to the number of recent hotel and restaurant openings in London.
Speaking of his degree at the University of West London, Galvin said: "I'm a great believer in lifelong learning. We would never have developed the business the way we have without doing that degree."
The professional body for the industry, the Institute of Hospitality has operated for 75 years. Its annual lunch is said to be one of the largest events for senior staff in the business.
Places for this year's event at London's Royal Garden hotel are still available to book from here or by calling 020 8661 4900.