Agenda

10:00am: Registration

10:30am: Stefan Chomka – Welcome and introduction for the day.

10:35am – 11:00am: Ted Schama – The joint managing partner of Shelley Sandzer will look at the capital’s property market, identifying locations of growth and the current trends in the property market as well as sharing his thoughts on what the next few years will bring for operators looking to expand their businesses.

11:00am – 11:30am: Andrew Wong – The chef and restaurateur behind casual-dining restaurant Kym’s in Bloomberg Arcade and fine dining restaurant A Wong in Victoria on his decision to enter the more casual sector – including grab and go – his experiences of running two different styles of restaurants so far, what he has learned, the challenges he has faced, and what the future holds for both concepts.

11:30am – 11:45am: Coffee break

11:45am – 12:15pm: Sam and James Hart and Crispin Someville – The Hart Group team will talk about their huge multi-site project in Coal Drops Yard from their decision to take the plunge at the early stages of the development, the reasoning behind crowdfunding some of the project, the challenges and opportunities that the development brings and their future plans for the group.

12:15pm – 12:45pm: Simon Anderson in conversation with Stefan Chomka – The Market Halls founder will discuss his next generation food halls in Fulham and Victoria as well as his ambitious plans to take on the former BHS site on Oxford Street for a third location. He’ll also share his thoughts on the potential to open Market Halls outside of the capital and what his potential plans in this area might be.

12:45pm – 13:00pm: Zonal – Speaking about no-shows, the reservation company will highlight the impact that no-shows are having on the restaurant industry, using data that shows the areas and types of restaurants that have the biggest no-show rates, and discuss the steps restaurants can take to safeguard against them.

13:00pm – 14:00pm: Lunch

14:00pm – 14:30pm: Brian Trollip – The chief operations wallah at Dishoom on how the company makes itself a good place to work, including its Bombay Bootcamp and team cricket league, as well as its plans post Brexit to help its workforce.

14:30pm – 15:00pm: Will Beckett – The Hawksmoor co-founder discusses the steakhouse’s imminent move to New York, where it will open a restaurant in September, touching on the reasons for moving Stateside, the challenges it has faced so far, its plans for the restaurant, and it can expect when it finally opens its doors.

15:00pm – 15:20pm: Stefan Chomka – Closure of the event and creation of groups.

15:20pm: Study Tour begins

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This event is free to attend for senior personnel across multi-site restaurant groups. For more information or to book your place, please contact stevie.robinson@wrbm.com or call 01293 846 508.