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Cook & Dine is returning on Wednesday 15th September 2021 in association with celebrated British chef and OAPA Ambassador Tom Aikens.
The special fundraising lunch which sees 260 industry guests celebrate and showcase all that is great about the UK’s hospitality industry, will take place from 1pm – 5pm, at the stunning Grade 2 listed Freemasons Hall in London.
The premise of the unique fundraising event is simple; to bring everyone who works in the hospitality industry together, no matter their background, experience or seniority and raise funds to help support people facing homelessness find and forge new careers in hospitality.
In collaboration with celebrated michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, the event will see both front of and back of house volunteers create and deliver a first-class menu for guests with dishes including artichoke and apple soup, raised beef cheek with fermented grains and charred celeriac and soya bean and ginger panna cotta with candied pumpkin and jelly.
All proceeds from Cook and Dine 2021 will allow us to support a further 250 people facing homelessness into jobs within hospitality over the next 12 months. Currently working alongside 68 hospitality employers and 71 charity partners, OAPA is now looking to partner with more hospitality businesses to offer employment to those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans.
We are calling on businesses to get involved and have sponsorship packages to suit all budgets including Headline Sponsor (£20k), Category Sponsor (£5k each) and Drink Reception Sponsor (£2.5k). Businesses are also welcome to donate auctions and raffle prizes ahead of the event
Asahi has been marketing and distributing its unique Super Premium Beer portfolio in the UK since 2005. We value highly our place in the local community and want to ensure that we make an effective contribution to society as a whole. Our employees engage in volunteering, mentoring and fundraising to support our local communities. We are proud to support Only a Pavement Away, which we believe will make a positive impact to the lives of vulnerable people and the hospitality industry.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) champions issues that matter to the beer and pub industry. These are causes our members are passionate about: whether that’s promoting beer as the nation’s drink, or lobbying against increases in beer duty and businesses rates that are so damaging to community pubs.
Our members are responsible for 90% of beer brewed in Britain today and we represent around 20,000 of the country’s pubs. They include international companies, family brewers, managed locals and the nation’s largest tenanted pub estates. It’s a diverse group but we are passionate about representing, supporting and campaigning for the interests of the beer and pub sector.
The BBPA is now more than 100 years old, having been founded in 1904, we have a unique identity and a powerful voice which we use to influence public opinion, in the interests of our members.
Experience Curators is a new venture founded by Ainara Mateu. We are a very small team of creative minds passionate about delivering unique food and drink concepts and memorable hospitality experiences.
Our backgrounds in design, luxury hospitality and event production is extensive, with more than 30 years’ experience between us, and our goal is simple: to deliver memorable moments around food, drink, music, art and the finer things in life.
Our clients include luxury hotels, top restaurants, unique art galleries and event spaces, exquisite vineyards and creative property developers who strive to create unique hospitality concepts and leisure destinations. We are currently working with clients in London, Kent and Barcelona and welcome fresh opportunities further afield.
Grunwerg is a family business. We are an award winning supplier, specialising in premium stainless steel products, including cutlery and other housewares items to the catering and retail sectors. We are pleased to support your fundraising efforts towards helping those in need within our industry at this particular time.
Pasta Remoli, founded by Simone Remoli, produce homemade pasta and sauces fresh every day in their 4 London based restaurants and the same high quality pasta and sauces can be enjoyed at home via their home delivery service. Their pasta is made with genuine Italian eggs and flour, and lots of love course.
Business owners and the Directors and Managers of UK Hospitality Companies, struggling to keep their businesses afloat due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, can now enjoy a 3 month payment free period* with Rerusni. Rerusni is offering 15 months’ business insurance with nothing to pay for the first three months of the policy. You can then pay in 12 monthly instalments, interest free, from month 4.
SISU are passionate specialists who understand the importance of equity and pride themselves on their personal approach and creativity.
Passionate about people and the power of people; visionaries, Olajide Alabi and Louisa Davies, have launched a Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing consultancy to ensure Equality, Inclusion and Diversity practices become second nature to businesses and their employees with dedicated guidance, training programmes and resourceful data packs based on a business’s specific needs.
SISU was born from a true passion and belief that there can never be too many people fighting for equality, educating on inclusion and celebrating wellbeing in the workplace.
SISU believe companies need to monitor diversity and inclusion as they would for any other key performance indicator in the business. One of SISU’s main objectives is to embed these practices. SISU plans on doing this by offering services including Unconscious Bias Workshops, Diversity & Inclusion Audits, evaluation of Communications Strategy, Disability Schemes and Audits, Training solutions, Wellbeing Awareness Training, advice on building Employee Networks and so much more. Sisu is not a momentary courage, but the ability to sustain that courage.
Olajide & Louisa are dedicated to making a difference in the workplace for millions of people in the UK, to ensure that people like us feel comfortable, happy, valued and have a sense of belonging.
To find out more visit www.thisissisu.co.uk
Founded in on the principles of honesty, trust and loyalty. Our clients define our business and we support them by creating exceptional food and brilliant service with our family of creative and dedicated staff.
We are the unique contract caterer, focusing on food, people, creativity and finance. This approach allows us to offer a bespoke service which focuses on great food, locally sourced ingredients and exceptional service from our amazing teams. We tailor design catering for businesses headquarters, independent schools and private members clubs as well as special events and fine dining services all to suit our clients style and needs.
During this Covid-19, we refocussed our values with the aim to feed and support those in need. Our focus is; compassion, community feeding, supporting our NHS, key workers, staff retention, future proofing and return, renew, resume.
Hospitality, bar work, pubs, they are not just a job because you can’t do what you want to do, or studied to do, they offer one of the most wonderful career opportunities in the country. Did you know that hospitality is the 3rd largest employer in the UK with 2.9 million careers!!! I know…..
So, great chat, but what do we do that others don’t?
Well, the three guys that own the business are in the business every day of the week. That might be behind a laptop as I am now designing this website, or sitting in an accounts meeting or mentoring one of the team in a 121 session or indeed, it has been known on the rare occasion you’ll find us wiping down tables, pouring pints & decoding plates in kitchens. Our approach to our business is simple, it’s ours, we created it. Born from some savings, a s£@t tonne of passion, a number of credit cards & we’ve built it into one of the most admired mini mults in the business. If we have to scrub out toilets, we will.
You’ll see a number of different roles advertised below. As much as we don’t put square pegs into round holes, we also don’t have a one fit solution for our roles. You will have key responsibilities, but you’ll be part of our team, if plates need running, you’ll run them. If chefs need help, you’ll help. Not only does it offer fantastic diversity to the business, it develops you at pace, you are not a number in Yummy, you are the fabric of our offer.
Want to read more or check out our approach to training? http://www.yummycollection.co.uk to find out more