In this special edition of HCNME, we introduce you to the Top 40 Hospitality Heavyweights 2023. In sporting terms, a heavyweight describes boxers that are the heaviest in their category – fighters that take all kinds of punches in the ring but give just as good. Someone with much influence, experience, and importance in and outside the ring. The person who trains and works harder than the rest to become a champion. They surprise themselves and their peers and rise to the top. Also included are newbies who entered the industry and paved their own way and, of course, women who carved out their own paths. These are the kinds of hospitality professionals featured in this issue. Thank you for every nomination and for all the assistance we received from the sector to build a rich and dynamic list. In this edition, you will also find delicious recipes, F&B entrepreneurial stories, top supplier interviews, and much more.