The Réunion welcomes membership applications from:
  • Owners, senior executives, and senior managers who are involved in the provision of professional food and beverage services.
  • Aspiring proprietors, senior executives and senior managers who are on a career path in the provision of professional food and beverage services.
  • Hospitality professionals at proprietor, senior executive, and senior manager levels, who are employed in establishments / organisations that provide food and beverage services.

“Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.”  Irish Proverb

As a member of the Réunion, you will become part of one of the oldest culinary associations, where you will:
  • be part of an association made up of senior figures from the hotel and catering industry
  • be able to attend, and invite guests to, a range of unique and exclusive gastronomic events at special rates
  • have the opportunity to share experiences with others and exchange ideas and opinions concerning the profession
  • support the development and promotion of the culinary arts.
  • contribute to raising the standards of hotel keeping and catering, and promote the stability of employment

“People who do not accept the new, grow old very quickly” Auguste Escoffier

Members can also refer queries to the Honorary Secretary who will seek information through the UKH membership portal and/or forward queries to UKH.
Members who may be experiencing hardship are able to seek personal and/or financial support from Hospitality Action.
When making an application to Hospitality Action, the Honorary Almoner should be informed so that the Réunion can support the application.

Process for applications

The requirements for applications are set out on the Applications page of the website.

Rules of the Réunion

The rules of the association are set out on the Rules page of the website.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”  Virginia Woolf

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Membership Fees

Fees are correct at April 2023 and are subject to annual review.

Town Membership

£9500Annually

Country Membership

£7500Annually

Overseas Membership

£5000Annually

Retired Membership

£4500Annually

Associate Membership

£5000Annually