About this Webinar
Caterer Middle East editor Simon Ritchie will host the second Caterer Middle East Conference Bite Size webinar discussing how restaurants can cut costs in a post-Covid world without cutting corners. Whether it’s apps that are promising to streamline the customer experience and cut down on staff costs, or ways in which F&B outlets can adapt to meet the changing demands of customers in the current climate, an expert panel of both restaurateurs and suppliers will give their thoughts on what works and what doesn’t.
  • What new apps on the scene can cut down on staffing costs?
  • How can you tap into new revenue streams with your current setup?
  • Will changing your delivery platform save you money?
  • What money-saving options are there for F&B staff?
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    Simon Ritchie
    Simon Ritchie is the editor of Caterer Middle East. A seasoned business and lifestyle journalist, Ritchie has worked across a number of publications and industries both in the UK, his home country, and abroad, before settling into F&B in Dubai.
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    Nicolas Budzynski
    French-born Mr. Nicolas Budzynski describes himself as “a dynamic restaurant professional, self-driven, with a passion for delivering unique experiences to my guests.” As a goal-orientated individual, he handles challenges with a forte in project and change management and concept creation.
    Working as the Global Operations Director for LPM, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nicolas overlooks the restaurant operations of LPM globally. Under his leadership, he is responsible for running the day to day operations, planning and supporting the brand development, streamlining processes and standards to support shareholders to optimize profitability and develop brand presence.
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    Bhupender Nath
    Bhupender Nath is the Managing Director and Founder of Passion F&B, a parent company that owns modern F&B concepts like ‘Tresind’, ‘Carnival by Tresind’ and ‘A Cappella’ in Dubai, UAE. As a strong believer of the saying that entrepreneurship is all about making it happen, Bhupender Nath has more than two decades of experience in trading and has a successful business empire to his credit.
    An avid- traveler and fervent foodie, it was his dream and passion to start a chain of restaurants. True to his origin, Nath was always inspired by the exotic flavours of his home country and was determined to promote authentic taste and aroma in a revolutionary fine dining experience that would bring a modern twist to the traditional style.
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    Panchali Mahendra
    Experienced Restaurant Consulting Managing Director with 17 years of demonstrated history of working in the food & beverage industry. Skilled in Concepts, Feasibility, Food & Beverage, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Turn Key. Strong consulting professional with a Post Graduation focused in Guest Services Management from The Oberoi Center of Learning & Development and a Gold Medalist from University of Huddersfield, UK.