Professor David Foskett | (MBE CMA FIH BEd HONS)Principle Associate

    Previously Dean and Head of the London School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London.
    Professor Foskett is a member of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Craft Guild of Chefs and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.

    He sits on various committees advising on Hospitality education and training and has carried out extensive research in the Hospitality and food Industry.

    He is co-author of Practical Cookery Levels 1, 2 and 3, Theory of Hospitality and Catering, Food and Beverage Management, and Hospitality Supervision These books have sold over 2 million copies and are used in 140 countries, He has won many awards over the past 40 years, including a Queens Anniversary Award for exemplary Hospitality education and the British Hospitality Centenary Award for exemplary Hospitality education. In 2016 he was appointed the chair of the International Olympiad and International council in India. He is on the management committee of the Craft Guild of Chefs, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Council of the Institute of Hospitality. Member of the education board AT Sunrise Global Chef Academy, and The Hotel Futures board; on advisory board of Bromley college and the City and Guilds of London Institute and is on the national council of the Institute of Hospitality.

    He has also been voted one of the most influential people in the Hospitality public sector. He has lead a number of inspections achieving excellent and outstanding recognition for the further and higher education and most recently an outstanding in all areas by OFSTED. In 2005 he was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen and in 2007 a Chevalier dans l’ordre du Merite Agricole from the President of France.

    In 2015 he was named the Hospitality hero by the craft guild of chefs and made Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Cooks, and a Freeman in the City of London. He is currently a consultant on Hospitality Services, Hospitality Education and Training, Restaurant Management. He is a recognised external examiner in number of Universities and Colleges, a visiting Professor in Hong Kong, and New Buckinghamshire University. Advisor on Hospitality higher education for government quality assurance agency in Lithuania.