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Members in the News – Stuart Johnson

Members in the News – Stuart Johnson

Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to announce the return of legendary hotelier Stuart Johnson to Brown’s Hotel as Managing Director effective 3rd September 2018. Mr Johnson’s appointment to head Brown’s Hotel demonstrates the special place the hotel holds in...

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August Lunch – Duddell’s London

August Lunch – Duddell’s London

We don’t usually have an event in August but the opportunity arose, courtesy of fellow Gastronome Gerard McCann, (who was their interim General Manager) to lunch at Duddell’s, the award-winning Chinese restaurant that recently opened its very first branch...

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Tickets now on sale for The Clink Charity Ball 2019 –

Tickets now on sale for The Clink Charity Ball 2019 –

RESERVE THE DATE Gastronomes will be taking tables wait for further news   Tickets for the spectacular The Clink Charity Ball 2019 have now been launched. In its fourth year, the dazzling fundraiser, in association with venue partner Royal Lancaster...

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Summer Outing – Leander Club July 2018

Summer Outing – Leander Club July 2018

A fabulous day it was for the annual summer outing!  Blazing sunshine welcomed everyone on arrival at Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames.  We gathered on the decking beside the river for coffee… and the most divine flapjacks and shortbread (a strong clue as to...

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President’s Award Finalists

President’s Award Finalists

They are: Andras Lakesi, food and drink manager at the recently opened Principal London; Kieran McLoughlin, ground-floor general manager at the recently opened Hide in London’s Piccadilly; and Jatin Parmar, Old Hall food and beverage manager at Rockliffe...

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New Member – Diane Rollinson – CH&Co

New Member – Diane Rollinson – CH&Co

Diane has enjoyed being part of the catering industry for over 30 years, starting within the education sector at 16 years, which then led to working for Compass Group, and for the last 9 years at CH&Co as Business Development Director. Her roles have...

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New Member – George Pell – L’Escargots

New Member – George Pell – L’Escargots

George Pell was born in Bath. After studying at King Edward’s School, he went on to study History of Art at the University of Nottingham, graduating with honours. His first job in London was as trainee manager at Home House. He was rapidly promoted to...

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June Dinner – Caledonian Club, Belgravia

June Dinner – Caledonian Club, Belgravia

A SCOTTISH-THEMED EVENING AT THE CALEDONIAN CLUB On one of the warmest evenings so far this year, Gastronomes descended on ‘a little bit of Scotland’ tucked away in Halkin Street, off Belgrave Square.  And of course, being London rather than Scotland, on...

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2018 PRESIDENT’S AWARD

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2018 PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Following the initial selection process, the three Finalists have been named for this year’s President’s Award. These are: Andras Lakesi, Food & Drink Manager at The Principal London; Kieran McLoughlin, General Manager, Ground Floor at the Hide,...

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May Dinner – Farmers & Fletchers Hall, Cloth Street.

May Dinner – Farmers & Fletchers Hall, Cloth Street.

Members and guests travelled East this May to gather in the square mile of the City of London. A land of Commerce, Banking, Financial Business and the Corporation of London with Worshipful Companies, The Liveries of The City. The Liveries are an intricate...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Summer outing – South Lodge, Horsham

    July 11 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. August Lunch – Café Spice Namasté

    August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Dinner – Grouse Supper at Brooks’s

    September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. Annual Banquet – Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Church Service and Lunch – Brown’s Hotel

    December 1 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm