Publish Date: June 12, 2018 Posted By: Rosanna Frost


The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 4th June at Grosvenor House. More than Eighty Academy members met to discuss the year’s successes.
The achievements of 2017-2018 are vast and varied, with fantastic results for the Annual Awards of Excellence and the Master of Culinary Arts, as well as our five highly successful apprenticeship programmes and the all-important work of Adopt a School.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting a number of senior Academicians are selected to be invested with a formal Chair to their chosen mentor in recognition of their significant contribution to the Academy and its activities. The purpose of the Investitures is not only to recognise the dedication of the chosen Academicians, but also to remember and acknowledge the importance of our forebears, without whose contribution the hospitality profession would not be what it is today. Invested Academicians are awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and are known as Fellows.

Craig Bancroft, Managing Director at Northcote to the chair of Lord Forte

Mourad Ben Tekfa MCA, Restaurant Director at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons to the chair of Paul Bocuse

James Golding, Chef Director at The Pig Group to the chair of Phileas Gilbert