Andrew Bennett named chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs

26 April 2018 by
Andrew Bennett named chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs

Andrew Bennett was named the Craft Guild of Chefs' new national chairman earlier this month at the Guild's annual general meeting.

Bennett said: "I am delighted to be appointed the new chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs. I have worked in this industry a long time and look forward to sharing my ideas and hope to be influential to the guild and its members."

Following the AGM, several members were recognised for their outstanding contribution and commitment to the guild.

Craft Guild of Chefs AGM Awards: The winnersRising Stars
Young people who have been recognised as potential stars of the future
• Danny Young
• Gilles Varone
• Hannah Catley

Local Heroes
Awarded to members who work tirelessly on guild business in their local area or chosen field and often go unnoticed
• Jack Wright

National Hero
A member who has worked tirelessly over a long period of time to promote the guild and its ethics
• Alan Shipman

Diploma for Support
Awarded to non-members for their continued support and assistance in promoting the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs
• The team for World Skills: Linda Thomas, Rod Naylor, Maggie Darroch, Willie McCurrach, John Cousins, Cathy MacArthur, Steve Cannell, Stuart McLoad and David Houghton
• Michael Coaker, Len Unwin and John Penn
• Diane Lane
• Jordon Powell
• Sam Jones
• Karen Browne
• Kulsum Hussin
• Sous Vide Tools team
• Churchill China
• Norwegian Seafood
• Flagship Europe

• Matt Wilby
• Mark Heirs
• Michael Eyre

Bronze Award
A member who is actively involved in the work of the Craft Guild of Chefs, nationally or locally
• Mark Reynolds
• Steve Reid
• Nigel Boschetti
• Russell Batemen
• Dave Chalk
• Phil Dixon
• Ian Snedden
• Gary Jones

Silver Award
Awarded to any member in an organising capacity and for the furtherance of the aims of the Craft Guild of Chefs
• John Feeney
• Omero Gallucci
• Terry Woolcock
• Kevin Byrne
• Bill Vickers
• Harry Lomas

Gold Award
Awarded for long and outstanding service to the Craft Guild of Chefs. The nominee must have held an organising position on any of the Craft Guild's committees (minimum 10 years' membership)
• Steve Love

Based on the recommendation of suitably qualified guild members, which is made on merit
• Omero Gallucci

Awarded to fellows with at least 20 years' membership, who have given outstanding service to the guild or held a principal, divisional or national office position
• Ken Demmen
• Alan Melville

Honorary Membership
Persons who have rendered outstanding service to the Craft Guild of Chefs
• Clare Smyth
• Alan Reynolds

Company Award
Business partners who have shown significant support and involvement with the guild over the past year
• Eurilait Ltd
• Quorn Foods
• Mars Foods

Chairman's Shield
A college/catering establishment, which has demonstrated the most outstanding student results during 2017 (nominated by the Craft Guild of Chefs chairman)
• Loughborough College

President's Trophy
Any establishment with outstanding food and service
• House of Commons

50th Year Membership
Members who have demonstrated outstanding and continued membership and support
• Audrey Dawber

Special Award
Awarded by the Vice Presidents' Council in recognition of achievements made in promoting the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs
• Don Irwin

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