Reunion des Gastronomes – Summer Outing 2024 – Phyllis Court 8th August

By |July 12, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

THURSDAY 8th August @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm Marlow Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2HT https://www.phylliscourt.co.uk/ Dear RdeG Member, A gentle reminder if you have not already booked your place for our summer outing at Phyllis Court, courtesy of RdeG committee member and CEO Chris Hogan. This promises to be a lovely event and the Bookwhen link may be found on our new RdeG website here: https://gastronomes.org/members-area/ The new password for members only to access the link is coming out to you later today (please keep this secure). We look forward to seeing you! Kind regards,   Bill Brogen President  

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2024

By |June 29, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Identifying and encouraging excellence in professional food and beverage services The Gastronomes Award 2024 is open for entries What is the Gastronomes 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. Am I eligible to apply? The award is open to anyone working full-time at team management level and above, in food and beverage services within the industry, in the United Kingdom. There

Food Glorious Food

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Reunion des Gastronomes formed officially in London in August 1899. The membership comprised of senior figures from the hotel and catering industry as indeed it does today. Though nowadays terminology boasts a membership from the Hospitality Industry. Indeed, what is the Hospitality Industry? It is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodgings, food and drink service, event planning, theme parks, travel and tourism and employs a vast collation of staff encompassing many sectors. Solicitors, Accountants, Chefs, Cooks, Service Staff, Housekeeping Staff, Maintenance Staff – Plumbing, Heating Engineers, Cleaners, the list is endless. So, when

Revolve – Broadgate Circle – April 2023

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Gastronomes gathered once more in April and were hosted by Gastronome, Andrew Fishwick at ‘Revolve’ located in the now famous Broadgate Circle, 100 Liverpool Street – one could say in the heart of the City of London (The Square Mile) For some the City is one of those places that is either a forest of high rise offices or of ancient buildings and medieval history. One thing for sure it continues to evolve no matter what – Constantly rebuilding and capitalising on its valuable space. Some may remember the great newspaper headlines in the 1980’s when it was announced that

RdG Summer Outing 2023

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

A wonderfully hot day for members and guests, 48 in total and met around 11:00 for tea or coffee and biscuits in the garden, of Le Manoir, it was glorious in the sun. Lots of conversation took place as members gathered. Afterwards there was a tour of the large gardens, for those that wanted with very positive comments. Then time for the reception, still in the garden, with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and some interesting and delightful canapes. The call for lunch was made and everyone proceeded to the beautiful Belle Epoque dining room. A welcome was made by the President

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2023

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

August 4th, 2023 Closing date for entries extended to Friday 11 August 2023 The Réunion is seeking talented entrants for our award and need your support. We are asking you if you know someone who could benefit from a unique career advancing opportunity supported by members of the Réunion. The Award includes Associate Membership of the Réunion for two years; complimentary invitations to seven Réunion events; personal mentoring, and a range of industry-based development opportunities. The award is easy to enter – all that is required is completion of a written application form by the applicant; submission of a current

Annual Grouse Supper – September 2023

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Whilst many of our number declare the ethos of using seasonal food so far as is possible the question sometimes arises on objections to Game. Our rural communities benefit hugely from game shooting. It is not always realised that the countryside must be managed, or it will become a wilderness. Land managed for game shooting provides huge benefits to the environment. It is a major resource in promoting biodiversity and assisting the UK to achieve the targets set in national and local biodiversity action plans; BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme has been endorsed by Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural

Westminster Kingsway College Graduate Presentation

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The President attended Westminster Kingsway College’s Graduate Presentation on Friday 29th September The service and presentation took place in St Stephens Church next door to the college followed by a reception within the college The certificates were given out in the church and the President gave out the Reunion des Gastronomes Award, to Best Restaurant Service Diploma Student of the year- Archie Smiton. He will be invited to the annual banquet. A lot of the organisation of the Graduation was carried out by fellow Gastronome Marc Whitley The President also gave a little talk about the Reunion des Gastronomes and

104th Annual Banquet – Ironmonger’s Hall – 17th November 2023

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As the year progresses, we gathered for the Annual Banquet where we visited Ironmongers Hall once again. The Hall being the home of the Worship Company of Ironmongers, one of the Great 12 Livery Companies (there are 111 in total) of the City of London whose links to the Iron trade reaches back over 700 years. This historic country house nestling in amongst the modern metropolis of the Barbican. Leaving Aldersgate Street through a narrow alley into the Courtyard the entrance beckoned us to enter a huge reception area dominated by the Main staircase. We were directed up the staircase

Annual General Meeting and Dinner – 11th March 2024

By |May 23, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

During March the Gastronomes gathered for their Annual General Meeting with this year’s AGM and Dinner hosted by Reunion member Miles Pooley, Chief Executive at The Royal Air Force Club. The Committee Meeting took place before members gathered together for the AGM. Order was called by President, Bill Brogan, and included at the main table were: President: W.A. Brogan (Bill) Vice President: Paul Evans Secretary: Vic Laws MBE Assistant Secretary: Mark Emmerson Treasurer: Martin Dibden After the AGM, members gathered in the bar for a sparkling reception serving Émilie Laurance, Crémant de Loire, Brut, followed by a fantastic menu

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