David Mulcahy, Food Development & Innovation Director
Welcome to Sodexo Live 2018 on the we’ll welcome our clients, managers, front line colleagues, top chefs, our suppliers, speakers from several of our stakeholders and some famous faces, for a festival of our food, our services, our people, our skills and innovation.
The first ever Sodexo Live builds on the annual tradition of our Salon Culinaire, recognising that we as a business and as an industry are changing at rapid pace in response to the needs of our clients and end consumers. Designed to be thought-provoking, inspiring and engaging, the objective is to support business and sales growth across the UK and Ireland region.
Whilst our community of chefs and our focus on culinary excellence remains as strong as ever, Sodexo Live has developed to support our wider focus on offering integrated support services that promote quality of life.
As Sodexo’s food development and innovation director, I’m delighted that we have such as strong line up of culinary competitions and celebrity chef demonstrations. A personal highlight will always be the Culinary Team Challenge, where teams of our best chefs from across the business compete to provide a lavish meal for a discerning audience of our senior leaders, clients and suppliers. This brings out the competitive spirit in our chefs, to create food that is truly best-in-class.
An important addition for 2018 is our all-new retail village which reflects the growing importance of retail in our mix of portfolio of food services, and the absolute importance of digital solutions. Guests are invited to visit a spectacular showcase of retail options available including high street brands and new partnerships, as well as refreshed offers. From coffee, to confectionery and vending solutions, our retail team will be on hand to help and advise on the day. Guests can also expect to meet and interact with suppliers and innovative producers as well as feast at the new look Street Food Festival.
We are excited to welcome a raft of experts from inside Sodexo, as well as thought leaders from industry. They will participate in a series of panel debates and discussions looking at key trends and issues across food and hard and soft FM including: plant-based food; innovation in cleaning; how to build a more diverse supplier base; and the latest Workplace Trends.
At Sodexo we recognise the importance of building communities and networks to foster innovation and inspire our people to deliver their best. This prestigious event continues to be the largest of its kind in the UK today demonstrating our commitment to our people and showcasing the talent we have across our business.
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