In This Issue
HTA Catering Conference 2017 is less than a fortnight your place now!
Catering accounts for in excess of 25% of sales
MasterChef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner
Peter Avis shares a passion for customer service
Discover how our taste changes with the time of day
Compass Group is headline partner at HTA Catering Conference
Having a 'freefrom' approach works wonders
Catering can help to deliver special days out
Tong's catering journey towards a destination centre
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Meet key suppliers in the conference exhibition
Live cooking sessions with mini tastings
Case studies from successful garden centres
Conference Dinner and The Greatest Catering Awards
The latest market information about the sector
New catering initiatives at Dobbies
Greatest examples of catering teamwork
The all important topic of recruitment
Communicating information about allergens
The important role that a trained barista can have in your business
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Tong's catering journey towards a destination centre

With the aim of re-establishing Tong Garden Centre as one of the leading garden centres in the north, co-owners Mark Farnsworth and Tom Megginson, recognise the importance that catering has in creating a destination outlet for all the family. 

Since acquiring the centre in May 2015 they have refurbished the existing restaurant and added a coffee shop, children’s play area and food hall which incorporates a butchery and bakery. 

With a focus on well-priced, home cooked food and quality beverages they have increased the number of covers from 100 to 250. 

The original café reopened as Orchard Kitchen and now serves a seasonal and local menu prepared on-site by a dedicated team of chefs and cooks in a light and airy environment. 

Co-owner, Mark Farnsworth, and Commercial Manager, Sharon McNair, will talk about their catering operation and the importance it plays in their growing business.

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The cost to HTA members is £325.00, plus VAT, which includes the two day conference, dinner and accommodation for single occupancy at The Belfry (£445.00, plus VAT for non-members).  Single day only rates are also available for those who cannot attend the full conference.

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