The Clove Club founder Johnny Smith to join this year’s NRB Debate

johnny smithRENOWNED restaurateur Johnny Smith will be joining the panel for the Bruntwood NRB Debate at this year’s Northern Restaurant & Bar.

He started his career as a waiter in Croma in Manchester before relocating to London and founding The Clove Club which has been named as one of the world’s fifty top restaurants.

“The Clove Club itself was launched using crowdfunding, a route which simply didn’t exist ten years ago, and we have always kept up with technological changes throughout our venues.

“It doesn’t detract from our commitment to food and service, it simply allows us to deliver our diners’ experience more efficiently.”

The Bruntwood NRB Debate, taking place on Tuesday 20 March, will feature a top class industry panel of operators and commentators.

It will be headlined by Fred Sirieix, general manager at Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows and chaired by Jamie Campbell, Retail Business Unit Director at CGA, the hospitality data and insight company.

Panellists will consider how technology can create challenges for operators set in their ways, whilst providing advantages for the more agile venues who embrace it.

The Bruntwood NRB Debate starts at 12 noon and includes a buffet lunch. Tickets are priced £55+VAT. Book online at @copy NewspaperTimes - All rights reserved