We have an open, transparent and welcoming recruitment process. We actively encourage and welcome applications to join the ‘Gastronomes’ from all sectors of society

All applications for membership need to be supported by a Proposer and a Seconder who are both current members of the Society.

A list of current members is available at https://gastronomes.org/members-area. If you do not know a member of the Society, you may contact the General Secretary for further information.

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

To apply for membership, please:

  • Compete the Application Form, which can be downloaded from here
  • When the form is downloaded, please save it onto your system with your name in the title of the document.
  • The form is in PDF with fields where your responses can be typed in.
  • Please ensure you complete the section of the form which asks for the contact details of your Proposer and Seconder.
  • When competed, please send your Application Form, together with your up to date Curriculum Vitae, or biography, by email, to the General Secretary of the Réunion at: Vic@gastronomes.org
  • Only applications submitted by the official process will be considered.
  • Once your documents are received, the General Secretary will acknowledge them. Requests for references will then be sent to your Proposer and Seconder.
  • When all responses have been received, your application will be submitted to the Committee for approval. This process may take a few weeks so please be patient.
  • Prior to your application being considered by the Committee, you would normally be expected to have attended an event/supper, where you would have been introduced to the Officers of the Society, by your Proposer and/or Seconder.
  • You will be invoiced by the Treasurer if your application has been approved.
  • When you attend your first supper, after approval, please advise the General Secretary on the booking form so the President may present you with your badge and membership book.

March 2020

What our members say about the Reunion des Gastronomes

I love the opportunity to meet new people and current business colleagues and friends.  My wife also enjoy the locations and opportunity to meet people.  There is nothing I dislike

The people, the community and networking

Meeting industry colleagues, learning from their experiences

Networking and visiting places you would not ordinarily get to see

The opportunity to share thoughts and good fellowship with members from across all sectors of the hospitality industry.

I have met so many great contacts and have received so much positive advice and help that I do not get from other memberships

Connection with key figures in the Food Hospitality industry