October 2022

Sessions Islington, London | Monday 31st October 2022

This event featured topics such as the future of food halls, looking beyond bricks and mortar, and the changing vegan sector. We also sampled the food offer at Sessions, which includes brands such as Norman’s, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, and Tiger and Rabbit.

The agenda included...

  • The Future of Food Halls: Olivia Reid, Sessions restaurant director, and Jay Morjaria, founder of Tiger and Rabbit in conversation with BigHospitality editor Stefan Chomka on what’s next in food halls.
  • Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Matthew Scott, founder of Hot 4 U; Nick Fitzgerald, founder of Tacos Padre; Abby Lee, founder of Mambow; and Jay Morjaria in conversation with BigHospitality reporter James McAllister on the options available to operators looking to build a brand before moving to a permanent premises.
  • The Plant-Based Evolution: Verity Foss, co-founder Oowee, on the move from a meat-based concept to vegan fast food, the challenges in the sector, and what the future holds for it.
  • Building The Babs: Le Bab co-founder Stephen Tozer discusses the creation and growth of his multi-faceted Middle Eastern and kebab-based business that includes street food stalls, fast food venues, casual dining and a very singular fine dining concept.