A powerhouse pastry chef, cookbook author and television personality, Anna Polyviou has serious culinary credibility – creating jaw-dropping sweet creations in luxury hotels, on television, and for top brands.

The line up for this year’s Hospitality Summit has been announced, featuring award winning pastry chef Anna Polyviou as the keynote speaker at Hospo Hui.

Hospitality Summit is a one stop shop for all things hospo; showcasing an expansive tradeshow, panel discussions and seminars, conference, championships, fine dining, and networking opportunities all under one roof.

Hosted by The Restaurant Association and NZChefs, Hospitality Summit ‘22, Te Tihi o Manaakitanga ‘22, is promoted as ‘a hybrid multi-day event designed for industry to connect, innovate, showcase, and compete.’

Visitors will  hear from industry leaders, watch emerging talent battle it out on stage and learn masterclass trade secrets.

Scheduled for September 18 – 20, the summit incorporates eight key events, that focus on creating pathways to strengthen the sector and provide a more sustainable hospitality workforce.

Hospitality Summit events include:

  • Hospo Hui features two days of thought-provoking sessions that aim to educate and inspire. The event will culminate in the highly anticipated return of the hugely popular Feast. This three-course fine dining experience will showcase emerging talent supported by legends of the culinary scene, acknowledge hospitality greats and tantalise the taste buds.
  • XPO Connect’s 140+ exhibition booth spaces will showcase top-tier products and services for the hospitality, accommodation, and tourism industry.
  • In the NZ Hospitality Championships emerging and experienced talent will tout their skills and creativity in front of judges, in what was formerly known as the NZ Culinary Fare.
  • Seminar HQ offers visitors an opportunity to upskill through bite-sized masterclasses from an array of speakers, themes, and demos across the three days.
  • This year’s Hospitality Summit introduces a new beast to the culinary scene. Pitmasters BBQ Battle is a two-day event, where home cooks are invited to go head-to-head and battle it out amongst the industry’s leading grill masters.

Appearing at the event will be award winning pastry chef Anna Polyviou as keynote speaker.

Anna’s quirky urban street style, distinctive hot pink mohawk and super fun and approachable personality makes her a hit with all ages. With her Rockstar flair and rebellious edge, Anna Polyviou makes sweet dreams come alive. A powerhouse pastry chef, cookbook author and television personality, Anna has serious culinary credibility– creating jaw-dropping sweet creations in luxury hotels, on television, and for top brands.

Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois says this is a must-see event for anyone working in the industry; “Our industry has been through a tough couple of years and events like this have been sorely missed. It’s the only show of its kind in the country for our industry and is the largest hospitality event in Australasia.”

“The partnership with NZChefs also aligns well with our kaupapa, providing an opportunity to work together to champion the hospitality industry and to promote hospitality as a career choice with a great future.”

NZChefs Executive Officer Janine Quaid says, “after 2 years of uncertainty, stress, and immense burden on our Tourism & Hospitality sector, NZChefs are truly excited to partner with the Restaurant Association and join in with showcasing our industry at this one-stop-shop event.”

“Hospitality Summit 22- Te Tihi o Manaakitanga 22 aims to bring people together under the values of manaakitanga and offer networking, education, knowledge sharing, and featuring competitions exhibiting skills and talent to everyone through a range of events and activities.”

For more information and tickets go to https://www.hospitalitysummit.co.nz/

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