The three associations involved In the International Restaurateurs’ Dinner share the same ideals for maintaining the profile and esteem of our industry as it bounces back, whilst working continuously towards setting higher standards both front and back of house; we share in the philosophy that education and training is key to securing the future. The proceeds from the International Restaurateurs’ Dinner will be shared between our three organisations and invested in our various educational programmes.
Please see details of three organisations below;
ROYAL ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS
(RACA) Is Britain’s leading professional membership association of head chefs, head pastry chefs, restaurant managers and suppliers (associates) providing education, career opportunities and the recognition of talent and skills of current and future hospitality professionals.
Through its broad range of initiatives, RACA also supports young people, colleges and educational institutions by providing unrivalled programmes and apprenticeships through its extensive network of contacts and members while raising the standards and awareness of food, food provenance and sustainability, cooking and service.
Established in 1980, the Academy was granted the Royal prerogative by Her Majesty The Queen in May 2013. The Academy is immensely honoured to have His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as its Patron.
YOUNG CHEF YOUNG WAITER
43 years old this historic competition has been revamped to encompass a new and dynamic format, fully supported and endorsed by UK Hospitalityand the Restaurant Association.
The competition finds the best young Chef and Waiter across the UK to encompass a top list of finalists which will include 10 chefs and 10 waiters who will compete for the prestigious award of becoming best Young Chef or Young Waiter in the UK.
The competition process involves an online application from both waiting professionals and Chefs. This is judged by leading figures from the hospitality industry such as chef judges Jason Atherton, Tom Kerridge, Ruth Hansom, and front of house judges Simon King, Johanna Wimmer and Andy Downton.
For 2022 the competition becomes global and the UK winners of both Chef and Waiter category will take part in the world final being held in Monaco, November 2022.
THE WINE GUILD OF UNITED KINGDOM
(WGUK), was founded in 1984 by the late Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 2022 is the Guild’s 38th anniversary year. Over several years, in conjunction with our charitable division, Wine Guild Education, we continued to develop a range of new initiatives that further enhance our position in the UK’s hospitality industry.
These include the continuing development of our entry level hospitality food and beverage service skills courses and apprenticeships, generously supported by The Lord Forte Foundation, and the creation of our new professional association The Sommeliers Guild of the United Kingdom