Menu Innovation Network

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The Menu Innovation Network is a vehicle for group menu development managers and group executive chefs to interact and exchange information with their peers to continually improve the food and drink offer to consumers eating away from home. The Menu Innovation Network offers suppliers a unique opportunity to access group disciplined operated businesses.

The Menu Innovation Network is divided into three pillars of activity:

Menu Innovation and Development Awards [MIDAS] 
To recognise the best group food development executives in the out of home market.

Menu Innovation Forum
A fusion of inspirational and educational workshops and supplier meetings.

Menu Innovation Social Programme
Leisure activities to generate networking opportunities in a relaxed and informal environment.

Operator Advisory Board
The Operator Advisory Board [OAB] is populated with executives from all channels of the out of home market. Their role is to advise, scope and shape the future of the Network.

Current OAB members include:

  • Aramark

  • ASK Italian

  • Baxter Storey

  • Bourne Leisure

  • Casual Dining Group

  • Compass

  • EAT

  • Elior

  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen

  • Greene King

  • JD Wetherspoon

  • Loungers

  • Merlin Entertainments       

  • Mitchells and Butlers

  • Pizza Express

  • P&O Ferries

  • Stonegate Pub Company

  • Whitbread