Three Finalists announced for the Réunion des Gastronomes President’s Award

The three Finalists for the President’s Award 2019 are:

Guy Freedman, Hotel Director, The Pig at Bridge Place, Canterbury

Alexandros Kaloudas, Restaurant Manager, Hilton Bankside, London

Gabor Nagyvaradi, Assistant Conference & Banqueting Manager, RAF Club, London.

The Finalists will attend the Grouse Supper at Brooks’s Club in St James’s on Monday 23 September, where they will meet members of the Réunion and guests.  Final interviews will take place at on Friday 18 October, and the winner of the Award will be announced at the Réunion’s Annual Banquet at the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, London on Friday 1 November

As well as the trophy and certificate, the winner will receive an opportunity for mentoring by senior members of the hospitality industry; the chance to attend five Réunion des Gastronome events; a range of tailored industry-based development experiences, and they will also receive two year’s complimentary Associate Membership.  The other two finalists will receive a certificate and an invitation to become an Associate Member.

The judging panel comprises:  John Cousins, the chair of the judges, director of The Food and Beverage Training Company; Alison Frith, Vice President of the Réunion and managing director of Artizian Catering Services; hospitality consultant Theresa Maw; Serge Pradier, director of food and beverage at the Royal Air Force Club and immediate past president of the Réunion.