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.
At a glittering awards ceremony in London on Monday night, the Club won the UK Hospitality Talent Development Team of the Year 2022. Phyllis Court was shortlisted for this major prize alongside Hilton Bankside, Luxury Family Hotels, Gusto Italian, The Dorchester Collection and the Galgorm Collection of Luxury Hotels. This prize is one of only two awards acknowledging the broader staff performance in UK hospitality. It is one of the most sought-after awards in our industry as it recognises not only the effective management of staff at every level but also the quality and loyalty of the entire team as judged from a customer’s perspective.
Comes that time of year when the formalities of the Gastronomes need to be addressed. Elections of Officers for the ensuing year and new members for the Committee. The Gastronomes returned once again for our annual visit to the National Liberal Club hosted by...
Gastronome – Abigail Clark from Charlie’s at Brown’s Hotel was crowned Institute of Hospitality UK Restaurant Manager of the Year (RMOY) 2022
This writer has already scribed a missive on the history and connections the Gastronomes has with Mosimann’s – though more would be revealed. Click Here Thankfully a dry and pleasant evening in late February the ‘Nomes’ as they are colloquially referred to, gathered...
In 1988 the Club was acquired by Gastronome, Anton Mosimann. Anton was born in 1947, the only child of Swiss restaurateurs in the Jura mountains. He spent his early years in Nidau, near Biel helping his parents run their own restaurant where he developed both a love for food and a desire to become a cook. The first taste he clearly remembers is that of Emmental cheese.
Our first Dinner of the year was hosted by Gastronome, Mark Grove, Past Master Worshipful Company of Cooks and owner of The Cook and the Butler Catering Company. The Dinner took place in the Private Dining Room of the Guildhall Club, overlooking the famous Guildhall Yard.
One couldn’t help but notice that instead of a dark Winters night, it was a lovely autumnal evening. Whether you arrived at the Club from Belgrave Square or Grosvenor Place you would have been heartened by the sound of the pipes wafting in the air being played at the entrance – calling us to our gathering and dinner.
Restaurant Managers are invited to compete in this prestigious competition to become the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2022. The UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition is important in terms of promoting front of house as a genuine and exciting career, and rewarding those professionals who are the best in the industry.