• TIME: 5,30pm – 7pm

Being an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry inevitably involves sacrifices. A successful career demands a great passion for food and conviviality, combined with intuition and discipline. Within businesses, everyone, from restaurant manager to waiter, plays a vital and specific role in the growth of the company, with professionalism and experience of crucial importance. During this talk we’ll go behind the scenes with Roberto Costa to discover what challenges a restaurateur faces on a daily basis and what tools can be used to succeed in the market. Roberto Costa was born and raised in the Ligurian city of Genoa. Brought up in the family-run trattoria, he went on to run a number of successful restaurants around Italy before moving to London, where he opened the now-famed Macellaio RC in South Kensington in 2012, a recipient of Gambero Rosso’s coveted three prawns. Today Macellaio RC has six locations across the city and Roberto has become an important figure for many Italians in the UK, having served as director of the board of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK since 2016. His passion for food and his deep understanding of hospitality led to him being named “Genoese Ambassador in the World” and “First Genoese Gourmet Ambassador” in 2017. In 2018, Roberto founded the RC Academy, a major hospitality education project, which has already trained more than 200 students.

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