The greater responsibility of foodservice and hospitality

By Berenice, Wednesday 16 March 2016

The role of the hospitality and foodservice business has become much greater than the food and service it supplies or creates. Corporate social responsibility is now at the core of strategies and operations, and not something merely to pay lip service to. In less than three weeks, Ken McMeikan, Group Chief Executive, Brakes Group, will debate this important topic and Brakes Group’s contribution when he addresses industry colleagues at the Arena Savoy Lecture on the evening of Monday 4 April 2016.

Beyond its suppliers and customers, Brakes Group takes its duty to the community and the wider world very seriously.  It is proactive in tackling issues such as nutrition, obesity, food waste, carbon reduction, and food poverty.

Notably, Ken McMeikan is the driving force behind Brakes’ charitable ‘Meals and More’ programme.  This nationwide community initiative aims to support the one in four children living in poverty in the UK who are not guaranteed meals outside of school, including evening meals during term time and meals during school holidays. Working with communities and supplier partners, Brakes aims to provide children between 2-18 years of age with tasty, nutritious weekday meals and access to an enrichment programme that will help lift them out of poverty.

Ken will share the vision and progress of the ‘Meals and More’ programme with industry colleagues at the Arena Savoy Lecture.

The Arena Savoy Lecture is a firm favourite with hospitality and foodservice professionals. As well as insight and opinion from an influential industry figure, it also gives them the fantastic opportunity to connect with industry colleagues during the drinks reception and three-course dinner, which are specially designed to generate interaction.

Due to its popularity, tickets are selling fast.  Secure you place now! Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.