Taking place at London’s The Dorchester hotel on Park Lane on Friday 26 April, ‘Back to the Floor 4’ will see key figures in the hospitality industry wait on more than 400 guests.
It will be hosted by Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels & Venues, and Philip Newman-Hall, consultant and former managing director at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
More than 70 industry stars have agreed to take part and will serve champagne donated by Laurent-Perrier during the reception followed by a delicious three-course meal. Waiters for the evening will include Zoe Jenkins of Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park, Sue Williams of Whatley Manor, Harry Murray MBE of Lucknam Park and Amanda Hyndman of the Mandarin Oriental.
Sommeliers will include Simon Numphud of AA Hotel Services and Julia Sibley of The Savoy Educational Trust. Peter Hancock of Pride of Britain Hotels will act as compère for the evening.
The dinner is being hosted to raised funds for industry charity Hospitality Action. “This event is always great fun as many of us taking part haven’t tested our waiting skills for a good number of years,” says Jenkins.
“Everyone is very keen to smash the £100,000 fundraising target and hopefully we won’t smash too many plates along the way.”
Individual tickets are £165 each or £1,500 for a table of 10 and special room rates for the evening are available at The Dorchester, Grosvenor House A JW Marriott Hotel and London Hilton on Park Lane. To make a booking visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events or call 020 3004 5504.