TO THE TABLE Asia 2018 Seminar Speakers

Restaurant Design, Trends & Innovations in Asia Pacific

Rob Polacek, Chief Creative Officer & Partner - Puccini Group

Panel Discussion: Redefining Luxury Dining in Asia Pacific

Rainer Zinngrebe, Vice President Culinary, Luxury Brands – Marriott International

Anurag Bali, Director of Corporate Food & Beverage, Projects & Development - Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd

Karen Hay, Founder & Creative Director – In-Dulge

Exploring the Pop-Up Trend with Chef Ian Kittichai

Chef Ian Kittichai, Founder & Director - Cuisine Concept

Mathurot Chuladul, Pop Up Curator – Harvest Cotton Tale Hospitality

Catering to China – A Closer look at the Chinese Restaurant Industry & Chinese Diners across Asia Pacific

Cory Winter, Vice President Food & Beverage & Regional Vice President Operations, Greater China, Accor Hotels

Rachel Gouk – Writer, Photographer, Food Critic and Consultant

TO THE TABLE Asia 2016 Seminar Speakers

The RAW Deal: A Unique Approach to Restaurant Design

Camiel Weijenberg, Founder & Director, WEIIJENBERG

Panel Debate: Hotel Operators vs Independent Restaurant Groups - Who Really Runs the Best Restaurants?

Peter Finnegan, Group Director of Food and Beverage, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Nigel Moore, Director of Food and Beverage, Asia Pacific, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Gary Robinson, Director of Restaurants, Condé Nast Restaurants

Rohit Sachdev, Founder/Managing Director, Soho Hospitality

Technology: How the Latest Innovations are Influencing the Hospitality Industry

Terence Ronson, Managing Director, Pertlink Ltd

Fraser Hickox, General Manager, The Conceptual Group

Restaurant Tour and Chef Demonstration

Ban Khim Tan, Executive Chef, Grand Hyatt Taipei

TO THE TABLE Asia 2015 Seminar Speakers

Keynote Presentation & Culinary Demonstration

Chef Andrew Nocente, Executive Chef, 5th Quarter

Restaurant Trends & How to Adapt for the Future

Alan Barr, Global Managing Director, greymatters

Top Operators Panel Discussion

Cory Winter, Regional Director of Food & Beverage, Greater China, Accor

Shane Giles, Director of Food & Beverage Concepts, Asia, Middle East & Africa InterContinental Hotels Group

Nicolas Kurban, Corporate Vice President Food & Beverage Asia Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

TO THE TABLE Asia 2014 Seminar Speakers

Keynote Presentation & Culinary Demonstration - A Fresh Take on Indian Cuisine

Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Executive Chef & Proprietor of Café Spice Namasté, Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen and The Park Café

Industry Leaders’ Presentation - Serving Up Success - Creating Exciting Restaurants through Partnership

Peter Kuruvita, TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant

Specialist Presentation - Dining and the Psychology of the Human Experience

Tom Wucherer, Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer,
YWS Design & Architecture

TO THE TABLE Asia 2013 Seminar Speakers

Industry Leader’s Presentation: Innovation in Restaurants & Bars

Gert Kopera, Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Keynote Presentation & Culinary Demonstration:
Up Close & Personal

Chef Shaun Hill, Michelin Starred Chef and Restaurant Owner Walnut Tree Restaurant

Specialist Presentation:
Engaging with your Culinary Location

Chef Bruce Lim, Celebrity Chef and Owner of the Chef’s Table Restaurant

TO THE TABLE Asia 2012 Seminar Speakers

Keynote Presentation:
The Future of Fine Dining

Pier Bussetti, Michelin-Starred Chef, Restaurant Owner and Chef Consultant

Panel Discussion:
The Next Generation of Hospitality – Developing Talent and Paying For It

Jean Michel Offe, Vice-President, Food & Beverage, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Martin B. Jones, Vice President Food & Beverage Asia Pacific, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts

Oyvind Naesheim, Executive Chef,
NOBU Group – Asia

Pearl Teo-Allen Director, Consulting and Corporate Training and Senior Lecturer School D’Hospitality

Specialist Synopsis:
Restaurant Design – The Proof is in the Pudding

Karen Hay, Director & Founder, Stickman