£44,500 raised at IRD for Education and Training

Publish Date: April 27, 2022 Posted By: Rosanna Frost

The first ever International Restaurateurs’ Dinner took place on Monday night in the heart of London. The event raised £44,500 in aid of: Royal Academy of Culinary Arts | Young Chef Young Waiter | The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom

The first ever International Restaurateurs’ Dinner (IRD) took place last night at Rosewood London in the heart of the city, with a sensational menu created by Academicians and leading chefs – Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge, Jeff Galvin, Simon Young & Mark Perkins.

The evening was sponsored by Associate Members Champagne Laurent-Perrier and raised £44,500 via a raffle and silent auction. These vital funds will be invested in education and training initiatives developed by three worthwhile beneficiaries in the hospitality industry: Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Young Chef Young Waiter & The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom.

 

ROYAL ACADEMY CHEFS TEAM

The evening featured a special menu curated and prepared by celebrated chefs, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge, Jeff Galvin, Simon Young & Mark Perkins all of whom are Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Academicians. Wines to pair with each course were selected by Romain Bourger, UK Sommelier of the Year 2019, from The Vineyard Hotel at Stockcross.

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Rosewood canapés
Champagne Laurent-Perrier, La Cuvée, Brut, NV
Kindly donated by Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Claude Bosi
Foie gras and pistachio pate en croute, Sicilian red prawn
M.CHAPOUTIER La Combe Pilate Viognier 2019, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes
Kindly donated by Hatch Mansfield

Tom Kerridge
Salt cod demo pie with bouillabaisse and fennel jam
Ashdown Valley View, Chardonnay 2020, Bluebell Vineyard Sussex
Kindly donated by Bluebell Vineyard Estate

Jeff Galvin
Supreme of Creedy Carver chicken, fricasse of asparagus broad beans & Spring truffle
Jorio, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2019, Umani Ronchi
Kindly donated by Berkmann Wine Cellars

Simon Young / Mark Perkins
Rhubarb vanilla bean custard, Gariguette strawberries, rhubarb sorbet
Champagne Laurent-Perrier, Harmony, Demi Sec
Kindly donated by Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Coffee and Petits Fours
Aqua Libra Still & Sparkling Water
filtered for pure taste and lower carbon footprint Kindly donated by Aqua Libra Co

 

MICHELIN PLAQUES PRESENTED

The Michelin Star chefs in attendance were presented with their Michelin plaques by Michelin’s Dazelle Villanueva, Craft Irish Whiskey’s Jay Bradley and Brian Turner CBE. The Michelin Star chefs included Claude Bosi, Jeff Galvin, Tom Kerridge, John Williams MBE, Jason Atherton and Adam Handling.

 

Brian Turner CBE, President of Royal Academy of Culinary Arts said: “Thanks to the wonderful generosity of all at the IRD, a great amount of much needed funds have been raised to help continue the training and development of young chefs and service staff through all our initiatives across the sector. We have to encourage the young of this nation to enter the hospitality industry and pursue a fantastic career.”

Tom Kerridge said: “Every year The International (formerly National) Restaurateurs’ Dinner gets better and better, and I have so much fun cooking alongside Claude Bosi, Jeff Galvin and Simon Young. This year, my fish course was salt cod demi-pie with roasted fennel purée, bouillabaisse and aioli and I’m proud to say we have raised an amazing £44,500. These vital funds will be invested back into education and training for hospitality at a time when it’s needed most.”

Jeff Galvin said: “I wanted to reflect the very best of British produce with my fresh & seasonal dish of Creedy Carver chicken, truffle, asparagus & broad beans. The money raised tonight will support young aspiring chefs with training, support and encouragement. This is crucial now more than ever for the future of our industry."

Simon Young, Executive Chef, Rosewood London & Mark Perkins said: “We were honoured to host this incredible event at Rosewood London in support of the hospitality industry and its future talent. It was a very special moment to share our kitchen with some of the UK’s leading chefs and serve our signature Rhubarb & Gariguette Strawberry dessert for our guests.”

 

ABOUT THE IRD

Formerly known as the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner, an annual fundraising event founded by Roy Ackerman CBE in 1988, this new event builds on the foundations of the last 30 years. The IRD is set to become one of the UK Hospitality sector’s leading annual fundraising events. The Restaurateur’s Dinner has already raised over £1.5 million in recent years.

Many thanks to all our sponsors.