Internationally renowned restaurateur and designer Paul Goodale is returning for a third year to host the CEDA Conference Networking/Cedabond Dinner, Gala Dinner and Grand Prix Awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park on 30 and 31 March.

A very busy man, Paul works extensively in the Middle East through his London-based consultancy practice Epicurean Holdings, including a partnership with luxury retailer Galeries Lafayette. Epicurean will open five bespoke hospitality concepts in Qatar during 2017. Paul also judges across all categories at the Global Restaurant Awards, held annually in Dubai.

“Paul will no doubt inject his sharp wit, deep knowledge of hospitality and catering, and warm charisma into proceedings as the returning host for the CEDA dinners and Grand Prix Awards. I am delighted Paul is joining us again and also to see his undoubted expertise is so in demand,” comments Adam Mason, CEDA director general.