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Tourist and hospitality leaders, The Carlson Rezidor Group, will host their first food and drinks conference in South Africa, at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town, Newlands. The conference will consist of a four-day event where industry leaders will share their knowledge on the latest global trends and give leading food and drink brands the opportunity to share their demos.
One of these leaders includes Philip Mahoney, Vice President Food and Beverage at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a portfolio of 430 hotels in operation and development in 75 countries.
“Food and drink represents one of the key areas in which we continue to enhance our reputation in Africa through our dynamic brand portfolio and we recognise the importance of supporting the individuals who are consistently delivering great service, great food and drink and great experiences every day. This conference will give us the opportunity to share ideas and contribute to each other’s success,” says Philip.
Other executives in attendance are Scott Deibert, Senior Vice President, EMEA Procurement, based in Brussels, Belgium, Scott leads a corporate and regional team of 26 procurement specialists overseeing the supply system for FF&E, OS&E, and food and drink. Marc Descrozaille, Area Vice President of Africa and Indian Ocean, Craig Carmichael, Area chef Africa & Indian Ocean as well as Clinton Thom, General Manager for Radisson Blu Le Vendome and Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town, Newlands.
Guests can look forward to demo’s provided by Lindt, Liquid Concepts and Ice Art. Lindt’s demo will be given by Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel’s pastry chef, Rafeeqah and Lindt’s Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos. Liquid Concepts will do a cocktail presentation, and to add to this, the highly skilled Matthew Smythe, Operations Director for Ice Art & Head of the carving department, will be doing an ice sculpture, replicating the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group logo. Furthermore on the itinerary is a cellar tour, wine tasting and lunch at the Durbanville Hills wine estate.
As one of the most ethical companies worldwide, Carlson Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business programme. The program’s three core areas focus on minimizing their environmental footprint; taking care of the health and safety of guests and employees; and improving community action and business ethics. As an example of this, athird of the workforces in the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town, Newlands, are deaf and hard of hearing.
In 2015 The Carlson Rezidor Group was awarded the Guardian Sustainable Business Award Diversity and Inclusion, with one out of three deaf or hard of hearing workforce rate at the Park Inn by Radisson, Newlands, and now looking to expand. This made them the first hotel in South Africa to employ staff with a special needs requirement on such a large scale.
The values of diversity, individuality and passion are central to the Carlson Rezidor Group’s success and their accessible, inclusive, vibrant and uncomplicated guest experience make them a role model on an international level and encourages corporate businesses to follow their lead.
This conference will present guests with an opportunity to connect with major sector players in order for them to take their performance to the next level- just another Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group contribution to the hospitality industry.
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