King, whose company Corbin & King operates London restaurants The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zédel and Colbert, will explain why he is calling for the industry to adopt new working practices and elaborate on those he has put in place at his own restaurants. A Q&A session will give delegates the opportunity to ask him about his experiences as a restaurateur over the past 30 years as well as his company’s future plans.
King and business partner Chris Corbin have been involved with some of London’s most iconic restaurants, including Le Caprice, The Ivy and J. Sheekey, and their company just recently launched Viennese restaurant Fischer’s in Marylebone.
Also speaking at the event will be Simon Stenning, foodservice strategy director at Allegra Foodservice, who will be drawing from the latest Allegra UK Restaurant Market Report and discussing what he describes as ‘a new era of premiumised informality driven by food pleasure seekers’.
Jamie Barber, the serial restaurant entrepreneur and co-founder of Brazilian chain Cabana, will also be there to discuss the challenges of bringing niche cuisines to the masses.
The morning discussions will be followed by a barbecue lunch at Big Easy.
Launched in 2008 by Restaurant magazine, the R200 is the networking partnership of the top 200 restaurant group operators in the UK. Its programme focuses on those who have made a success of running a profitable restaurant business, with a number of events throughout the year.
During business briefings, keynote speakers cover areas such as market trends, innovation and business experience, and a yearly networking dinner with awards celebrate success in the multi-site sector.
Last-minute spaces for the summer event are still available for operators. Please contact Joanne Horton on 01293 610403 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free place now.