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the Academy of food and Wine, A fellowship from the Institute of hospitality and an MBE for services to hospitality for the ground breaking work she did with apprenticeships with the De Vere Academy of hospitality.


Amanda Rosa Amanda’s company, Amanda Rosa Interiors, has created award winning interior design for the hotel industry including One Devonshire Gardens, widely thought of as the UK’s first boutique hotel, Malmaison, Gleneagles hotel, Columbus Monaco, Aviator and Dakota.


Simon Stenning Simon leads the MCA business and is Executive Director, delivering cutting edge news, opinion, insight, data and market intelligence to clients


across the breadth of the UK eating and drinking out market. MCA brings together two leading specialist insight providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice. Simon’s background is in Operations and Marketing within Hospitality and Foodservice. His career has spanned the market, including running hotels with Forte, working with Pret A Manger in the late nineties, and then with Compass as Retail Development Director.


Cyrus Todiwala OBE Cyrus is chef proprietor of Café Spice Namasté and a celebrity television chef. He trained at the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces chain in India, and rose to become executive chef for eleven restaurants within those hotels. He moved to the UK in 1991 with his family, and after some initial financial difficulties after taking over a restaurant, Michael Gottlieb invested allowing Todiwala to open Café Spice Namasté in 1995. He has subsequently launched a range of condiments and sauces called Mr Todiwala’s, and a second restaurant called Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, which is located at Heathrow Airport. He was awarded an MBE in 2000, and an OBE in 2009. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate and been made an honorary professor. In 2012, he cooked for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He has appeared on multiple television and radio shows.


Philip Simpson Philip Simpson is commercial director of ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler. ReFood operates two state-of-the-art AD plants in Widnes and Doncaster, utilising both gas-to-grid and combined heat & power (CHP) technology to turn around 280,000 tonnes of food waste into green energy each year. A third facility in Dagenham is in development and will be operational in summer 2017.


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