Patrons’ Hall of Fame

Many of you may fondly remember the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner, an annual fundraising event founded by Roy Ackerman CBE in 1988, who sadly passed away in May 2017.

The International Restaurateurs’ Dinner is built on the foundations of the last 30 years and Roy Ackerman’s legacy but with the aim to spread the delight further than ever before. We would like to acknowledge the personal contribution many people made to get us to where we are today. With thanks to their continued support we have raised over £1.5 million pounds which has been reinvested, via the various associations back into training and education for our beloved Hospitality Industry.

Several leading lights of the industry are listed below as we recognise their huge support for the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom and Young Chef Young Waiter.

NRD Founder, The Late Roy Ackerman CBE FHI FRSA

Chairman, NRD Patrons
Brian J Turner CBE, FIH, FCGI

Robert Walton MBE

Jane Asher

The Late Gerard Basset OBE, MW, MS

Geoff Booth FIH

Karen Browne

Brian Clivaz FIH

The Late Michael Druitt

Ciarán Fahy FIH, MI

Roland Fasel

Professor David Foskett MBE CMA FIH B.Ed Hons.

Jeremy Goring MIH

Patrick Gwynn-Jones MBE

Julia Hands MBE

Tim Jones

Stephen Moss CBE, FIH

Kevin Oakes

Ramon Pajares OBE, FIH

Tracey Rogers

Nick Scade MBE, FIH

The Late Sara Jayne Stanes OBE

Richard Shepherd CBE, FIH

Alastair Storey OBE, FIH

Mike Sunley

Bill Toner FIH

Ed Vokes

Our Sponsors & Supporters 2023