Annual Awards of Excellence

Begun 1983, the AAE is the most prestigious award available to young people in the hospitality industry today, recognising and encouraging the most talented ambitious Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Waiters. Open to young professionals aged between 20 and 26 the purpose of the Awards is to inspire and encourage them to achieve the highest possible standards in their chosen profession – Kitchen, Pastry or Service – and to offer a launch pad for success in their career.