HTA catering event focuses on garden centres

The third HTA Catering Conference will focus on best practice in garden centre cafes.

Industry specialists speaking at the HTA Excellence in Garden Catering event - which is supported by Horticulture Week - Haskins Garden Centres group catering manager Carl Hadfield, National Trust’s catering head Trish Topliss and national development chef Brian Turner on getting the balance between local and national right in delivering strong margins, Dobbies garden centres head of catering Emma Banks on her home baking strategy, Beckworth Emporium’s Jon Kitching.

Chris Brown of Turpin Smale Foodservice Consultancy and consultant Neville Stein will show a best practice tour of garden centre cafes,

Writer Henrietta Green will outline the trends for local produce and give her takeon how garden centres can help in meeting the growing demand.

Also speaking are Lyndy Redding of catering and event design company Absolute Taste, HTA market research manager David Denny presenting latest findings and former Ask, Zizzi and La Tasca executive Peter Murdock on transferring high street catering into garden centres.

Chairman is Salim Sajid of Blueberry Food Consulting.

The HTA Excellence in Garden Catering event  takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Bromsgrove on 24 February 2011.

The full programme can be viewed at

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