Professor David Foskett MBE CMA FIH BEd HONS - Principal 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.  These books have sold over 2 million copies and are used in 140 countries, with a new book on Hospitality Supervision and Leadership published in 2015. 

David has won many awards over the past 40 years, including a Queens Anniversary Award for exemplary Hospitality Education.  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 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, and Restaurant Management. He is a recognised external examiner in number of Universities and Colleges, a visiting Professor in Hong Kong and has travelled extensively giving lectures on Hospitality related subjects.