John Wood is a Michelin starred chef, who has worked in 5* establishments across the globe, including the Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, the Mount Nelson, Cape Town, and the Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong. He has worked extensively in the UK at the prestigious Savoy, The Dorchester and the Cliveden hotels. The latter at which John gained a Michelin star in Waldo’s restaurant.
After many years in large operations, John’s desire to prove himself in a standalone restaurant operation led him to take the position of Executive Chef at the highly successful Chapter One in London. He also set up and opened Chapter Two in Blackheath. The lure of the world famous 7 star Burj-al-Arab hotel in Dubai was enough to tempt him back into hotels for his final executive chef position.
John Wood set up his own consultancy business in 2007 and launched cloud-based & management system, Kitchen CUT, in 2012.
Panel Session: Investing in Innovation: What’s on the menu?
In the modern restaurant it can feel like everything is constantly changing, updating and improving; but it's vital to know what the future holds in the world of restaurant tech so that you're not left trailing behind your competitors. Our panellists look into the future for the restaurant breakthroughs you need to be investing in now. Panel Theatre Hall 11 - Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30