Back to the Floor raises £258k

Hospitality Action celebrated the return of its much-loved event recently.

Hospitality Action celebrated the return of its much-loved Back to the Floor event recently, raising an impressive £258,643 for the charity. Being held for a sixth time, the fundraiser saw over 80 leading hospitality figures return to their roots in the role of waiter or sommelier for the evening.

Guests were welcomed with a champagne Taittinger and canapé reception, followed by a three-course meal. Entertainment, laughter and merrymaking mischief were the order of the night, as the participants put their silver service and playful sabotage skills to the test in a friendly battle to earn the most tips.

Mark Lewis, chief executive of Hospitality Action, said: “This has proven to be the most successful fundraising event in Hospitality Action’s 187-year history. It really is a sight to behold, watching such industry veterans roll their sleeves up as waiters and sommeliers, and serve guests with such enthusiasm and expertise along with a healthy dose of horseplay.

“A big thank you to all in attendance for their incredibly generous tips, and to those who have worked tirelessly to organise such a wonderful event. The funds raised will go directly to help those most in need in our industry.”

You may also be interested in…