Liverpool to host women in hospitality debate

A debate around women in hospitality and whether the UK hospitality industry needs female focused awards is due to take place on 3 April 2017 at Love Lane Wines, Liverpool.

THE discussion is the first industry talk this year, organised by the TMRW Project.

Panel members include:Emma Underwood, general manager of Burnt Truffle in Heswall;  Elizabeth Allen, the youngest female Michelin starred chef who is to open Shibui restaurant soon; Manchester chef Mary-Ellen McTague who helped develop dishes for Heston Blumenthal’s pub, The Hind’s Head, before going on to launch her own restaurant Aumbry and then temporary pop-up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, 4244; Gwen Prior, PR pro and industry insider on the restaurant and bar scene in Liverpool; Charlotte Rasburn, a trained sommelier and now restaurant operations manager for GG Hospitality who oversees Michael O’Hare’s two restaurants, The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds, and The Rabbit In The Moon in Manchester.

“The TMRW Project provides a vital energy to the industry. It is so important to engage young people working in restaurants, and give them chances to experience different challenges, which, is what the TMRW Project is all about,” said Underwood.

“Furthermore, our industry talks explore issues that so many of us face when working in restaurants.”

TMRW Project was co-founded by food writer and consultant Anna Sulan Masing and group executive chef of the Duck & Waffle, Dan Doherty. Its aim is to provide a forum to debate key topics affecting the future success of the UK hospitality industry.

Mary-Ellen McTague, (Aumbry and 4244)
Mary-Ellen McTague, (Aumbry and 4244)

Discussions will include: Exploring the current British culinary world, reflecting on where we’ve come from and where we’re going; how the hospitality world will continue to grow and develop; and how women will play a part.

Tickets cost £8. Click here to buy. The event starts at 6.30pm at Love Lane Wines, 17 Love Lane, Liverpool, (who will also provide a glass of wine on arrival).

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