Diary Dates


Early January

Launch of the Annual Award of Excellence 2017

Monday 9th

Plenary Meeting, Westminster Kingsway College

Monday 30th

Bournemouth & Poole Graduation Ceremony, The Rosewood

Tuesday 31st

Master of Culinary Arts Launch Party, Searcy’s


Northern Branch Meeting


Thursday 2nd

Adopt a School Fundraising Afternoon Tea, National Adopt a School Launch, The French Embassy

Monday 6th – Friday 10th

National Adopt a School Week

Tuesday 7th

Friends’ Champagne Party, The Rosewood

Friday 10th

Annual Award of Excellence Applications Close


Monday 6th

Plenary Meeting, The Brigade

Academician James Golding will be talking about his ‘life and times’ in the industry

Saturday 18th

AAE Service Semi Finals, The Ritz

Monday 20th

AAE Service Semi Finals, Turnberry

Friday 24th

Take 3 Colleges Fundraising Dinner at the Royal Automobile Club

Flagship fundraising dinner where headline chefs cook with students from Bournemouth and Poole College, University College Birmingham; Westminster Kingsway College and University of West London. Evening includes champagne reception, inspired menu with matching wines, raffle, entertainment and an auction.


Tuesday 5th

30th National Restaurant Dinner, The Dorchester

Wednesday 12th

AAE Kitchen and Pastry Semi Finals, University College Birmingham and Westminster Kingsway College 

Monday 19th

AAE Kitchen Semi Final, University of West London

Saturday 29th

MCA Service Quarter Finals, Grosvenor House


Tuesday 2nd

AAE Service Finals, The Connaught

Saturday 13th

AAE Service Finals, Le Gavroche

Monday 22nd

AAE Service Finals, Gleneagles

Tuesday 23rd

Friends' Chelsea Flower Show 


Wednesday 7th

AAE Kitchen & Pastry Finals, University of West London

Monday 12th

Annual General Meeting at Grosvenor House

Saturday 24th

MCA Pastry Semi Finals, Westminster Kingsway College

Wednesday 28th

MCA Kitchen Semi Finals, University College Birmingham


Monday 3rd

Plenary Meeting, The Little Ship Club


AAE Gala Dinner



Saturday 16th

MCA Pastry Finals, Classic Fine Foods

Monday 18th

Plenary Meeting, Venue TBC

Saturday 23rd

MCA Kitchen Final, University College Birmingham

Saturday 30th

MCA Service Final, La Gavroche



MCA Gala Dinner


Monday 6th

Plenary Meeting, Merchant Taylors Hall