Masterchef 2016 winner to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner

by | Apr 11, 2017 | Community, News | 0 comments

Reining Masterchef champion, Jane Devonshire, will be the speaker at this year?s HTA Catering Conference dinner which takes at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in June.

The dinner, takes place on the evening of Tuesday 13 June, after the first day of the Conference, which this year is sponsored by Compass Group.

Since winning MasterChef in 2016,?Jane?has taken the bull by the food horns and tested herself further by working with a number of amazing chefs including Marcus Wareing, Atol Kochhar, Jason Atherton, Michel Roux and Michael O?Hare at their restaurants. Jane?has presented at numerous Food & Drink Shows around the UK including BBC Good Food Show, Foodies and many others.? Her travels have taken her from Edinburgh to Brighton and loads in-between learning that she has a love of presenting her recipes and chatting to people about food.

The past year has been incredibly busy for?Jane?and is getting busier by the day. She?s having a wonderful time however,?she still loves being a ?stay at home? mum washing socks and making dinner.

GTN’s Greatest Catering Team Awards are back again! The third year of these most prestigious awards for excellence in garden centre catering will be presented after dinner on the Tuesday night and a presentation about the winners and the new trends picked up during the judging visits will be made by Trevor Pfeiffer on Wednesday 14 June.

This year there are two new categories that the judges will be collecting information for: The Greatest Wash Up Team – that vital part of the catering jigsaw that keeps the whole show running like clockwork – and The Greatest Garden Centre Baking Team.

GTN’s Greatest Awards always takes size of centre into account so there is as much chance of a small centre winning as a destination centre. “It’s the Greatest we are looking for each year, who are truly creating memorable experiences with their garden centre catering,” explained Awards organiser Trevor Pfeiffer.

To enter the awards all you have to do is nominate your team via e-mail to and then the Garden Trade News team of expert judges will arrange to visit during May.

Full list of GTN’s Greatest Catering Awards:

  • The Greatest Afternoon Tea Team
  • The Greatest Coffee Team
  • The Greatest Wash Up Team
  • The Greatest Baking Team
  • The Greatest Chef Team
  • The Greatest Front of House Team
  • The Greatest Catering Team Overall

Covering strategy, operations and food, the two-day conference HTA Catering Conference ? ?A Piece of Cake?? takes place on Tuesday 13 June and Wednesday 14 June 2017 at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

For further programme details and to book your place please visit

HTA Media office
Tel: 01235 776156

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