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.
Two wonderful events taking place of huge interest – Kingsway Westmoinster Catering College and Clink Charity
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 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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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.
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...
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.
Newly Elected President, Gastronome William (Bill) Brogan. Gastronomes were delighted to elect Bill as the new President at the recent AGM. With a diverse and interesting career all over the World, Bill will be bringing a wealth of experience to the...
The customary Committee Meeting took place before members mustered for the AGM. Mind one would have hoped for sunshine as the day marked the Spring Equinox and the official start of Spring. Sadly, members travelled through rain and grey skies. On arrival members were directed to the Drawing Room on the first floor. Officers took their places at the head of the room and order was called by President, Alison Frith. Formalities were undertaken with approval of the Minutes of the previous AGM apologies were advised and the business of the day undertaken. New Officers were announced having been nominated, elected, and endorsed by the gathered members.