The Réunion des Gastronomes was formed officially in London in August 1899 with the object of endeavoring to raise the standards of hotel keeping and catering; of promoting stability of employment; and of exchanging ideas and opinions of value on all questions concerning the profession. Made up of many of the senior figures from the hotel and catering industry the objects are as important today as they were then.

The organisation, set up in the last days of the nineteenth century, was devised to protect in any way possible, the interests of its members. It also has a mission to develop, support and promote the culinary arts.


General Secretary
Neville Watson
Reunion des Gastronomes
37 Barons Court Road
London W14 9DZ
Tel: 020 7385 8859    Email:


Wallace Vincent – email
Hon Treasurer
C J Freeman
Hon Almoner
A G Fairbrass
Vice President
Alison Frith
General Secretary
Neville Watson

Past Presidents & Ex Officio

P.R. Rossiter FIH
A Bannister
G E Bamford
C Briere-Edney
D M Brockett
D A Brown
B M W-C Clivaz
D J Cowdery
A G Fairbrass
G E Goring OBE
A Hyndman
D A Morgan-Hewitt
B E G Puxley
S J Roberts