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New Brand Launched at the RA Summit

Marking another fantastic, successful year at Restaurant Associates the annual RA Summit took place last week at Willis Towers Watson. This Summit was an opportunity to celebrate all of the achievements of the past year as well as looking to the future and the direction of our business for the coming year. The Summit was […]

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Five minutes with…. Steve Groves

Following the recent refurbishment of Roux at Parliament Square,  our very own Steve Groves, Head Chef, told Hospitality and Catering News all about the restaurant’s new style, his inspirations and his plans “to push for higher standards, keep the restaurant busy and pick up a few accolades on the way”. “For the first three years […]

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RA Take Home Four Cateys

Held at the glitzy Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge and now in its fifth year, the Foodservice Cateys is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the sector, celebrating the individuals, teams and businesses shaping the foodservice industry. To be nominated for four awards this year is in itself a fantastic achievement so we were […]

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Adam Thomason awarded Master of Culinary Arts

Adam Thomason, Executive Head Chef for Restaurant Associates, has been awarded a prestigious Master of Culinary Arts (MCA) by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts two days after taking second place at the National Chef of the Year Awards. Since its inception in 1987, the MCA ceremony has celebrated those who display a mastery of […]

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RA ACEs Ready Steady Cook Competition

Last night saw two RA chefs awarded first place at the Association of Catering Excellence’s (ACE) annual Ready Steady Cook competition. The event, which champions up and coming young talent, was held at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf and it was RA’s Terry O’Riordan and Faye de Souza that managed to impress the judges the […]

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Celebrating Exceptional Talent! And the winners are…

3rd place culinary – James Cousins, Freshfields 3rd place FOH – Magdalena Kozak, Morgan Stanley 2nd place culinary – Luke Hastings, Deloitte 2nd place FOH – Caroline Carter 1st place culinary – Mark Armstrong, KPMG Number Twenty 1st place FOH – Nicolas Arouete, BNP Paribas Restaurant Associates, hosted our annual Hospitality and Culinary Skills competition, a celebration of the exceptional chef […]

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RA Hosts Dinner to Help Give Young People a 2nd Chance

RA’s latest charity partnership was officially launched last weekend with a night of delicious food, inspirational stories and an exciting vision of the opportunities that the partnership will bring for the many young people that 2nd Chance works with. Hosted by RA and coordinated by graduates Jenna Greenway, Vicky McGarry and Lucy Gibson the evening […]

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Innovation Expo 2017

This year’s celebration of all the fantastic food, chefs, innovations, suppliers and people that make Restaurant Associates so great took place on Nomura’s sun-soaked terrace. The annual event showcases all the great work that our teams do every day to bring the best food and service to our customers, featuring everything from where our fresh […]

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Prepare to be Ginspired by Temple & Sons’ Garnish Garden

Now that the sun is (just about) out and summer is officially here we are all seeking out the best outdoor spaces that London has to offer to enjoy every precious minute of it. And what better way than with a delicious G&T? The team at Restaurant Associates and Jason Atherton’s latest partnership, Temple & […]

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Jason Atherton on Solving Chef Skills Crisis at RA Innovation Expo

Last night’s Innovation Expo in the City of London was a real celebration of all of the amazing chefs, ingredients and fantastic food that makes the catering industry such a great world to be a part of. During his Chef Demo with Temple & Son’s Head Chef, Keith Hooker, Jason Atherton similarly voiced his views on […]

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