Thursday 20 December 2012
Professor David Foskett, Head of the University's London School of Hospitality and Tourism, has been named as one of the most influential people in public sector catering for 2013.
In a reception held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 11 December 2012, Professor Foskett was named in the top 20 'Public Sector Most Influential' people in catering for the fourth consecutive year by Cost Sector Catering.
An expert judging panel, pulled together by the organisation, assessed the people currently wielding the biggest clout in the world of public sector catering. The panel judged against a wide set of criteria, including political, financial, legislative, sustainability, training and education, health and safety and good nutrition.
The list was devised in 2009 and since its launch the organisation have again put together a 'Hall of Fame' which celebrates the people considered currently the leading influencers, opinion-formers, movers and shakers in this sector. Professor Foskett shares the honour with some of the industry's leading figures including Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent Co-Founders of Leon Restaurant.
The judges boast dozens of years of catering experience between them which they have gained in kitchens, as managers, chairing industry bodies, as consultants and from the supplier side of the industry.
Commenting on his award, Professor David Foskett Head of the London School of Hospitality and Tourism said:
'I am delighted to be named as one of the most influential names in public sector catering for the fourth consecutive year. To be in the same company as some of the most renowned figures in this industry is a real honour and I would like to thank Cost Sector Catering for this award.'