lunch! the trade event concerned with the out of home food and drink industry, has unveiled the line-up for its Working Lunch full theatre line-up.
Pret A Manger’s director of food Caroline Cromer and TV presenter, journalist and ‘street food champion’ Richard Johnson are just two of the keynote speakers appearing at the event – which will be held at the Business Design Centre in London from 20 to 21 September.
“Talking at lunch! is a great opportunity to spark debate and conversation around some of the challenges we are all facing in the industry,” said Caroline Cromer about her opening day keynote ‘Pret: Our 25-year vision’.
Richard Johnson’s talk, titled ‘Street Food Revolution’, will discuss the trend transforming consumers’ expectations of eating out of home. “The success of street food is about a change in Britain’s food culture,” Johnson remarked.
“We don’t want starter-main course-dessert any more. We want tapas and tasting plates. We want supper clubs and pop-up restaurants. We want a bit of fun served up with our dinner. And cafes, delis and food businesses everywhere would do well to understand that.”
Other notable session highlights include the Simon Stenning-hosted ‘Key findings from the 2012 Sodexo Lunch at Work report’; and ‘An Appetite for Insight’ in which director of marketing and business development at Horizon, Emma Read, explains what emerging trends and growth opportunities within the lunch market means for manufacturers; distributors; operators; and the industry as a whole.