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Event Roundup: March 2017

Event Roundup: March 2017 inploi Team | 08.03.2017


Herewith inploi's latest hospitality events roundup - there's plenty to look forward to in February/March 2017!

With Easter just around the corner, the hospitality industry is gearing up for the British spring/summer event calendar. Seasoned industry leaders will be well aware of the annual turn of events and kept in the loop for new ones that spring out of the woodwork each year. But, for those of you who are new to the industry, here’s a short summary of recent and forthcoming.


20th February

Chefs of Tomorrow Dinner at Charlotte’s W5 - The TMRW Project


The TMRW Project


The first instalment of this year’s annual calendar of events from The TMRW Project, saw Chefs of Tomorrow being hosted at the beautiful restaurant venue, Charlotte’s W5 in Ealing.

Four young chefs worked together to create an outstanding four-course menu:

Ham hock terrine with spring onions, sweet date puree, blood orange and red endive - Sam Weatherly (Cabotte)

Sweetbread smoked ravioli with girolles - Roberto Gallo (Charlotte’s Place)

Suffolk hare, burnt cavolo nero, wild watercress and parsley - Will Budden (Nat*ve)

Dark chocolate cremeux, hazelnut mousse and blood orange - Ben Matthews (Duck and Waffle)


Supported by Dan Doherty (Duck and Waffle), Alex Wretham (Charlotte’s Group) and Anna Sulan Masing (The TMRW Project) the evening was a great success - giving rising stars the opportunity to step outside their kitchen, challenge their skills and share their love of food. We can’t wait for the next instalment!

For more information on how you can participate/attend future events, visit the Chefs of Tomorrow website.


1st March

AIR Member’s Breakfast at Joe Allen - Alliance of Independent Restaurants


 Alliance of Independent Restaurants


The Alliance of Independent Restaurants (also known as AIR Hospitality), kicked off their first event of the year with a member’s breakfast, hosted at Joe Allen in Covent Garden. Celebrating the launch of their new website and the appointment of CEO Mark Linehan (former Managing Director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association), AIR has plenty to look forward to over the course of 2017.

Over breakfast, AIR members (comprised of restaurateurs and suppliers), discussed what it means to be an independent restaurant, and future plans for members benefits and partnerships were announced.

AIR’s next event will be held on a Supper Club, hosted by Paul Merret (AIR co-founder) at The Malt House, London on 28th May. To sign up, visit the AIR Hospitality website.


9th-21st March 

Nepal Trek - Springboard

Springboard have launched their adrenaline-fuelled fundraising events for 2017, with a 5-day trek in the Mahalangur Mountains of Nepal, followed by 3 days working on a community project at Manju Shree School, which was devastated by the earthquakes of 2015. We wish all those flying out there the best of luck!

For more information on the trek and how you can donate, please visit the Springboard Nepal Trek website.

Want to get involved? Springboard have more active fundraising events coming up this year!


6th-10th March 

National Apprenticeship Week

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week has begun! Bringing together employers and apprentices from across the UK - raising awareness and celebrating their successes. There are events happening up and down the UK, so take a look at the Apprenticeship Events Map for more information on how to get involved!

Share your stories by tweeting @inploime & @Springboard_UK with the hashtag: #NAW2017!


13th March

Passion 4 Hospitality - Institute of Hospitality

Passion 4 Hospitality is the UK’s largest students and industry experts networking event for the hospitality sector.

Hosted at Novotel London West each year, 2017's event includes a Debating Competition, Business Game Competition, and Careers Forum.

Further afield but still want to be involved? Show your support by getting involved with this year’s social media campaign, or by visiting the Passion 4 Hospitality website! Tweet us @inploime & @khubdwp with the hashtag: #JobsWithASmile.


27th March

FutureChef Final - Springboard


FutureChef Final - Springboard


Springboard is the industry’s top cooking competition for young people. Those aged 12-16 are qualified to enter the annual FutureChef competition, held nationwide.

The competition is run in four stages: 1) School Heats 2) Local Finals 3) Regional Finals 4) The National Final.

On the 27th March, this year’s final will be hosted at Westminster Kingsway College, with a judging panel of industry experts and top chefs. We wish the finalists the best of luck!

Did you enter this year’s FutureChef competition? Tell us your story by tweeting @inploime@Springboard_UK with the hashtag #futurechef


Cover image credit: Ming-Tang Evans

Images courtesy of: Jade Sarkehl and Chefs of Tomorrow, AIR Hospitality, FutureChef and Belfast Met.



About the author: Victoria Bushnell is Head of Marketing/PR at inploi.


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