London, Sep 29 (PTI) One of Britain’s leading Indian-origin chefs is one of more than 20 hospitality industry experts who has been appointed to the new UK government’s council, which looks at the country’s restaurants and cafes as their own. Has been appointed to help in the post-COVID recovery.
Nisha Katona, founder of Mowgli Street Food Restaurant and Mowgli Trust Charity, has joined the Hospitality Sector Council to identify and monitor actions related to the government’s hospitality strategy and to create solutions using expert knowledge and help assess the sector’s strengths are included.
The council’s first meeting took place on Wednesday, co-chaired by UK Trade Minister Paul Scully and hospitality entrepreneur Karen Jones.
“The hospitality industry has shown incredible creativity and resourcefulness through the pandemic,” Scully said, pointing to new ways of doing business like al fresco dining and takeaway pints to stay safe, meet consumer demands and protect livelihoods. to do.”
“With the launch of this council, we are taking the next step in the journey to build better from the pandemic by unveiling the experts who will drive the region to reopen, heal, and foster resilience. This is a true ‘Avengers montage’. ‘ moment for the industry,” he said.
The UK Government’s Hospitality Strategy is designed to support the sector’s reopening, recovery and resilience after the pandemic.
This includes making it easier for pubs, restaurants and cafes to offer al fresco or outdoor dining by making sidewalk licenses permanent, and expanding alcoholic beverages to England and Wales by September 2022 to further boost sales.
“I think the lockdown has shown us many things, especially the importance and key role hospitality has to play in lighting up our high streets and city centres, especially the importance of our people and our teams,” said Karen, president of the Prezo chain of restaurants. Jones said.
“We now need to capitalize on our combined energy, creativity and innovation to continue building a world-class hospitality industry: the Hospitality Sector Council will help make this a reality,” she said.
The strategy also sets out ways to help the sector develop and fuel their creativity, including exploring options for vocational skills and training such as apprenticeships, bootcamps and other qualifications.
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