Leon Restaurants Co-Founder Henry Dimbleby to speak at Summit16

ACS will be welcoming Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of London fast food chain Leon to speak at Summit 16 and share his expertise on one of most exciting trends in modern convenience stores: Food-to-go.

With an ever increasing upswing trend in healthy eating, Leon provides consumers a convenient solution for eating nutritious food on the run. Leon currently operates 33 restaurants across the UK.

Leon’s “Naturally Fast Food” mandate assures customers that the fast food they’re eating is not only quick, but also made with fresh ingredients. The menu is inspired by the founders’ Mediterranean roots, and the company focuses on nutrition, responsible sourcing, and sustainability. As part of their commitment to transparency and ethical sourcing, Leon’s website states where their fish and chicken comes from, as well as offering fair trade and organic coffee.

Leon has won over a dozen industry awards, including: Best Value Restaurant Operator – R200 Awards 2015, Best Company (sub 50 sites) – Peach Hero & Icon Awards 2015, Special Achievement Award – Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards 2014, UK’s Healthiest Restaurant – Men’s Health Magazine 2013, Sustainability Champion 2010, – Best Healthy Eating Restaurant Chain – R150 Awards 2009, and Good Egg Award 2008 (for using free range eggs).

Another initiative by the company includes the Leon Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to make it simpler for everybody to eat nutritious and enjoyable food. As an offshoot of the foundation, The School Food Plan strives to work with government and think tanks to develop ways of improving food served in schools. Cook5 and Cook It Classes challenges people to learn cooking skills for everyday life and share their accomplishments online.

For more information about the full line up of speakers for Summit16 visit: http://www.acs.org.uk/summit-speakers/. To book your place at Summit16, click here or call us on 01252 515001.

This entry was posted by Leah on Tue, 16/02/2016 - 11:43