Chip Klose Announced as Keynote Speaker at Hospo Hui

Chip Klose, Renowned International Restaurant Consultant, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Hospo Hui 2023.

Hosted by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Hospo Hui is a one-day event designed for restaurants, cafes and food businesses, that brings together the best local and international leaders in food and hospitality to showcase the industry, and share ideas, tools and stories to educate and inspire.

The annual event will this year be held as part of Fine Food New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest food and drink trade show from 25th – 27th June at Auckland Showgrounds.

Klose, a leading expert in restaurant and cafe consulting comes with over two decades of experience revolutionising the hospitality industry.

His keen understanding of the unique challenges faced by hospitality business owners and his innovative solutions have positioned him as a sought-after authority in the field. 

Having worked with a diverse range of clients, from “mom-and-pop” shops to Michelin-starred establishments, Chip Klose has honed his skills in all aspects of restaurant management. With a focus on increasing profitability and improving the guest experience, he has consistently transformed struggling businesses into thriving culinary hotspots around the world. His proven track record of revitalising underperforming establishments has earned him a reputation as a trailblazer in the industry.

 Klose's success as a hospitality consultant is driven by his passion for excellence in every aspect of the dining experience. With a keen eye for detail, he has developed innovative approaches to menu engineering, staff training, restaurant marketing, and operational efficiency. As a result, he has helped countless businesses elevate their service and surpass their financial goals

Klose will share his insights on various topics that are integral to the success of any restaurant or cafe, including the latest trends in food and beverage, marketing strategies, and the role of technology in enhancing the guest experience. 

Attendees can expect to leave Hospo Hui armed with a new perspective on ways to navigate the challenging landscape of operating a restaurant in a post-pandemic world.

Hospo Hui brings together leaders, thinkers and innovators to share thoughts and ideas on how to pave a sustainable hospitality industry for Aotearoa. 

Attendees will experience exclusive insights and debate on significant issues affecting our industry – from 3D printing of food, targeting generation alpha, the future of veganism and sustainable eating, the rise of the food entrepreneur, and the post covid shift to the suburbs. 

Through speaker and panel discussions, the event will offer a unique insight into the ideas that are shaping the hospitality industry today. By bringing together leading restaurateurs, operators, chefs and thought leaders the event will also offer a rare chance to network with the industry's finest – and provide a unique forum for discussion and innovation.

Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois said that it is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry, but also for anyone that has a passion for food, drink, and innovation.

“There will be something on offer for everyone in the food and drink industry, irrespective of whether you work for a brand restaurant or cafe, bar, retailer, supplier, manufacturer, or hotel,” said Bidois.

“The aim of this event is to bring together like-minded people from all walks of our industry, and provide a unique platform for information-sharing and inspiration.”

More speakers will be announced over the coming months and tickets will be on sale later this month, click here for more details.