Events

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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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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A Successful Year for Women in Food

Marking a successful year since the launch of Compass’ Women in Food programme, this year’s networking event saw around 100 female chefs and representatives from across the industry attend a truly inspirational and informative evening at the Wellcome Trust. Fiona Ryland and Matthew Gillison, co-chairs of the Women in Food Programme Board, opened with an […]

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Women who mean business

Encouraging women to compete in roles across all sectors of industry is essential to build a stronger workforce and generally improve quality of life for communities.  As a responsible member of the private sector this is a calling we take quite seriously at Restaurant Associates. Action to promote gender equality must be real life practice […]

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The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens this week – but with somewhat of a twist…

Hosted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, Crème de la Crème showed the battle of three teams of professional patisserie chefs competing to prepare show stopping desserts in an effort to impress the formidable judges. In the right corner representing Restaurant Associates were our very own Pastry Chefs Neil Rankin, Ana Paula Oliver and Alice Ross, […]

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Hospitality & Culinary Skills Competition 2015

On Wednesday 30th September, 16 of Restaurant Associates’ brightest front of house and chef talents showcased their skills at our 13th annual Hospitality & Culinary Skills Competition, held at Pillars Restaurant, University of West London.

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Celebrating our ‘Hidden Managers’

Last year we launched our second cookbook, ‘Hidden Chefs’, celebrating the hard-working chefs hidden away in our clients’ buildings across the UK & Ireland.  Yesterday, 17th September we were celebrating our people again, but this time our ‘Hidden Managers’ – those managers on the front line of our restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, hidden away […]

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Restaurant Associates Hosts Regional Innovation Workshop

Restaurant Associates and Rapport brought together the head office support team and all the managers and head chefs from their UK-wide regional business to host a regional workshop on Thursday 23rd July 2015.

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Roux at Parliament Square Rocks Taste of London

The team at Roux at Parliament Square kicked off their Taste of London stand with style on 17th June, with happy customers enjoying the 4 dishes on offer and the glorious London sunshine!

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Restaurant Associates Hold Inaugural Chef Expo

The cream of Restaurant Associates’ culinary talent was displayed at their inaugural Chef Expo on Friday June 12.

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