Identifying and encouraging excellence in professional food and beverage services

This Réunion initiative provides a unique opportunity for learning and career advancement, supported by members of the Réunion. It is designed to encourage and support those following a career in food and beverage services, who also have future potential for full membership of the Réunion. The award is open to anyone working full-time, at team management level, in food and beverage services, within the United Kingdom.

2018 Entry is now closed.  Entry for 2019 will be launched in February 2019

The three finalists for the President’s Award 2018 will be attending the 100th Annual Banquet on Friday 16 November, where the winner will be announced.

The Finalists for the President’s Award 2018 are:



Andras Lakezi, Food & Drink Manager, Kimpton Fitzroy London (formerly The Principal London)





Kieran McLoughlin, General Manager, Hide Ground Floor, London







Jatin Parmar, Old Hall Food and Beverage Manager, Rockliffe Hall, Co Durham





Réunion des Gastronomes, President’s Award Winner 2017

Raúl Martínez with Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors.