Foodservice equipment specification platform Specifi has signed up Hospitality Action and The Burnt Chef Project to support its upcoming vNext online exhibition.
During the virtual conference and trade show, Hospitality Action’s new Chefs at Home cookbook will be publicised. The book features recipes from 54 of the UK’s prominent chefs including Angela Hartnett and Tom Kerridge. Proceeds from the book will benefit Hospitality Action’s work to support industry professionals affected by the pandemic.
Additionally, Burnt Chef Project founder Kris Hall will give a presentation on the mental health issues now facing chefs and other hospitality professionals during this difficult time.
Specifi vice president of sales, UK and Ireland Nic Banner commented: “It is so important to us to support these two worthwhile causes. Hospitality Action provide immeasurable assistance to our hardworking industry colleagues who need a hand. And the Burnt Chef Project is helping erase the stigma that often accompanies mental health challenges.”
The vNext-ibition virtual trade show will be held on 17 March 2021, and will feature a wide range of cooking and equipment demonstrations from top chefs, industry-leading speakers and immersive exhibits of the new products that will power the industry’s post-pandemic rebound.
Attendees to the free event can expect the virtual version of The Staff Canteen Live to deliver the UK’s best chefs with the same level of interaction as they would on stage – visitors will be able to participate in live Q&As, watch demos and gain access to recipes plus panel debates focusing on topical industry issues, trends and advice.
This will be the second vNext virtual event, which will be free to attend for chefs, equipment dealers, consultants, designers, operators, manufacturers and anyone else interested in the foodservice industry.
Already confirmed as keynote speakers are Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality, Lisa Jenkins, managing editor of The Caterer and Peter McAllister, MD of Falcon Foodservice. In addition, well-known chefs Daniel Clifford, Michael Wignall, Shaun Rankin and Sally Abé will be doing video demonstrations, courtesy of The Staff Canteen. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to learn about new products in detail and video chat one to one with company representatives and schedule appointments for further discussion.
One attendee will win an all-expense paid weekend trip to Venice, Italy, complete with airfare, hotel and food.