British culinary heavyweight Simon Rogan will bring the curtain down on Hospitality 2015, organisers of the show revealed today.
Rogan has agreed to be interviewed in front of a live audience about his burgeoning empire of restaurants and rise to prominence as one of Britain’s most unique and respected cooking talents.
Famed for the multi-award winning L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, where he also owns two other establishments alongside a natural farm and a research and design facility, he will talk about these as well as new openings The French and Mr Copper’s House & Garden in Manchester’s Midland Hotel and, most recently, Fera at Claridge’s in London.
Discussion around the management of his growing portfolio, allied to a unique culinary philosophy which relies heavily upon the influence of nature and highly seasonal ingredients, promises to make a highly absorbing talk, said Toby Wand, managing director of Fresh Montgomery.
“Simon Rogan is one of our most innovative and respected chefs, and, with interests around the country, someone truly representative of Britain as a whole,” commented Wand. “He will doubtless bring The Hospitality Show to a stunning climax in an intimate, one-to-one interview that visitors are advised not to miss.”
Hospitality 2015 opens its doors from 19-21 January at the Birmingham NEC. Rogan’s interview will take place on the Business Briefing Stage at 1pm on the last day.