Profiling both leading and up-and-coming Persian individuals and brands, the Persian Hospitality Network (PHN) will support the work of industry professionals including chefs, restaurants, hoteliers, cooks, writers, and food suppliers.
Designed to act as a hub of information for both Persian and non-Persian audiences, the not-for-profit platform will offer a directory of Persian businesses, helping to connect the community to encourage collaboration and shared success.
It will also create specifically tailored in-person networking opportunities for Persian individuals and businesses once Covid-enforced restrictions have been lifted.
“For me, food offers a gateway to any culture and I wanted to create a platform that celebrates the brilliant Persian people and businesses who contribute so much to the UK hospitality sector,” says Piers Zangana, founder of PHN and director of hospitality PR business Susa Comms.
“Hospitality runs through the veins of so many Persian people but our food and culture has never really been truly celebrated in the UK.
“I’ve worked in the industry for almost 20 years and see how so many communities come together to support one another; I wanted to create the same sort of platform for Persian people to help facilitate more collaboration.”