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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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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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Corporate Responsibility Report – outlining commitments for a sustainable future

Download our CR Report here We are proud to release our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, representing the programme of activity which will guide us as part of the wider Compass Group to a sustainable future and create a positive social impact. The Report maps out how we will harness change, responding to new consumer needs […]

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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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Lisa Roukin Joins RA as a Guest Chef

“Perhaps the most intimate relationships each of us will ever have is not with another person – instead it’s between our bodies and our food”. Lisa Roukin From the yearly January detox to being ready for your summer clothes, everyone has their own relationship with food. No one knows this more than Lisa Roukin whose […]

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Annual Summit

To celebrate a fantastic 2015 and to set the tone for the year ahead, we held our annual summit where over 150 associates gathered together at the Excel centre in London to ensure that we start the year as we mean to go on. As you would expect we are all about the food and […]

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Dipna Anand

We know how important it is to bring authenticity and innovation across all areas of our business, in particular in employee dining where the high street and pop ups are a constantly evolving competitor.

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Matt Wood celebrates his win at the 2015 Cateys

Restaurant Associates, Operations Director for KPMG Matt Wood took home the award for Regional Manager of the year at the 2015 Cateys on Friday 16th October.

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