Identifying and encouraging excellence in professional food and beverage services


Winner President’s Award 2018 is Andras Lakezi, Food and Drink Manager of the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel.

As part of the Award. Andras will receive invitations to attend up to five Gastronome events, opportunities for a range of development activities plus mentoring and networking opportunities for two years.


The President Wallace Vincent (right) joins Cyrus Todiwala (center) to present the Winner’s trophy to Andras Lakezi, winner of the President’s Award 2018.


The President’s Award

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 in the industry, within the United



President’s Award 2019

Arrangements are now in hand for the President’s Award 2019 and the launch date will be announced shortly.