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Annual General Meeting and Dinner – 11th March 2024

Annual General Meeting and Dinner – 11th March 2024

After the AGM, members gathered in the bar for a sparkling reception serving Émilie Laurance, Crémant de Loire, Brut, followed by a fantastic menu and wine pairing created by Miles and his team for the dinner. The front-of-house team was ably supported by six students from Westminster Kingsway and we were also delighted to have in attendance a selection of guests.

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

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

The gathering was called to order and summoned to the Banqueting Hall for the start of dinner. The Banqueting Hall an impressive room by any standards. The windows, ceiling chandeliers and oak panelling conjure up heraldic imagery and the fine stained-glass windows record the rooms connections with the monarchy and past Lord Mayors of London.

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Westminster Kingsway College Graduate Presentation

Westminster Kingsway College Graduate Presentation

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.

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Annual Grouse Supper – September 2023

Annual Grouse Supper – September 2023

The Gastronomes chose to host its annual Grouse Supper in middle – late September this year returning to L’Escargots in Soho.
As we gathered members were delighted to note the newly refurbished restaurant and were greeted with glasses of bubbling Champagne from Henriot, poured from Magnums. Our palates were also livened with Parmesan Straws, Foie Gras, and their traditional Cocktail Sausages. Chattering was loud as members recounted experiences over the past month or so of the traditional holiday season.

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Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2023

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2023

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2023
LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES – Closing date for entries 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.

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RdG Summer Outing 2023

RdG Summer Outing 2023

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.

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Revolve – Broadgate Circle – April 2023

Revolve – Broadgate Circle – April 2023

  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...

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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

So, when someone says that they are in ‘catering’ that doesn’t mean that they wash dishes as such – they will have a craft and a skill that has been learnt over a period. To be in the Hospitality Industry you must have dedication and commitment – it is not a ‘job’ it’s a ‘way of life’. Many who survive their early days.
and continue will affirm to you how rewarding it is in so many ways and that’s not necessarily financially.

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