BTTF33 weeks on and everybody is still talking about “Back to the Floor”, a dinner held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 7th in aid of our industry charity Hospitality Action.

As you can see from the picture, our splendid brigade of waiters and sommeliers were all leading figures from the hotel and catering trade and our host, Stuart Bowery, made the whole thing possible with lots of professional help from his team behind the scenes.

The event was the brainchild of Philip Newman-Hall and Danny Pecorelli and my supporting role as compere included running the live auction which gave our 370 wonderful guests a further chance to show their generosity, with the whole event raising an astonishing £92,000 for the charity, which helps those from the hospitality industry who find themselves in crisis.

Obviously it would have been even better to reach that magic figure of £100,000 so if you’re feeling flush please feel free to bung an extra £8k to http://www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/get-involved/take-action/donate/

Roll on 2019 at The Dorchester when we re-create the magic all over again!