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NATIONAL RESTAURATEURS' DINNER
Join us for the 30th National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD)
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Launch of the Master of Culinary Arts 2017 at Searcys Knightsbridge
On 31st January 2017 the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will launch the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award for head chefs, pastry chefs and
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January Plenary Meeting
On Monday 9th January the Members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will meet at Westminster Kingsway College for the first Plenary Meeting of 2017. Rick Stein OBE will be talking about his 'Life and Times'...
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July Plenary
On Monday 4th July the Members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will meet at the Rosewood, London for the July Plenary Meeting.
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About Us

Founded in 1980, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is Britain’s leading professional association of Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Restaurant Managers and quality suppliers.

The objectives of the Academy are to:

  • Secure the future of the hospitality industry through the education and training of young people, as well as the provision of career opportunities
  • Recognise and reward talent and skill within the hospitality industry
  • Raise standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service through example and education
  • Connect like-minded people who support the Academy’s ethos

The Academy’s objectives are realised through a number of core education and training initiatives aimed at all ages and stages of development from teaching school children through to the Continual Professional Development of established chefs, pastry chefs and waiters.  They are:

Adopt a School

The FEAST (Food Education at School Today) Campaign

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Apprenticeships

The Annual Awards of Excellence

The Master of Culinary Arts

The Mutton Renaissance

Aside from the above, the Academy participates in numerous other events and activities which reflect its aims and objectives. The Academy also maintains links with other organisations that share in the common goal of securing the future of the industry.

Click here to view our 2016 AGM report 

The Academy is recognised as one of the industry’s leading voices and regarded as an authority on a broad range of issues relating to its expertise, including education and training, employment, health and hygiene. Working with suppliers of top quality culinary products is also vital to the Academy in order to maintain the high standards to which we are committed.  Members are united in the common purpose of supporting the future of the industry through thorough and extensive education and training.  To maintain this status and influence as a significant working association, members are expected to invest their time in the Academy’s various activities.

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MASTER OF CULINARY ARTS 2017 OPEN FOR ENTRIES
On 31st January 2017, 30 years after it was first established, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts launched the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), at Searcys Knightsbridge, 30 Pavilion Road. Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the
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ROYAL ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2017 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2017. Applicants must currently be working full-time in the UK as a Chef, Pastry Chef or Waiter and should be aged between 20 and 26 on 31st December 2016.
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EIGHTH MASTER OF CULINARY ARTS TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2017
On 31st January 2017 the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will launch the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award for head chefs, pastry chefs and
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Annual Awards of Excellence Winners Trip Reports to Los Angeles
Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 Winners Scholarship Trip to Los Angeles with The Dorchester Collection
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