Heston Blumenthal (pictured below), Christopher Corbin, Jeremy King, Jane Milton, Thomas Kochs and Fred Sirieix were among those honoured on Friday by the University of West London (UWL).
Caterer and Hotelkeeper group editor Mark Lewis (pictured below, right) was guest of honour at the London School of Hospitality and Tourism 2014 Honorary Award ceremony on 14 March, along with TV chef Lorraine Pascale (pictured above), who is herself is an alumna of the University.
The ceremony honoured exceptional chefs, restaurant owners and general managers, and took place at the Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 5, whose human resources team won their category award at the 2013 Hotel Cateys.
New UWL honorary Doctor of Sciences (DSc) and chef-patron of the Fat Duck in Bray, Heston Blumenthal, called the University's Hospitality and Tourism programme exceptional, and praised it for its teaching practices and the industry opportunities it offered to graduates.
He said: "I am greatly honoured to be recognised by the University of West London. I look forward to continued involvement and support of their efforts in the future."
Professor David Foskett MBE, head of the London School of Hospitality and Tourism (pictured below, left), thanked the honourees for their support of the University and its students.
The awards also recognised some of the university's most promising students, including those studying Airline and Airport Management, Hospitality Management, Business Travel, and Tourism and Event Management.
Full list of honorary award winners and their honorary awards
• Heston Blumenthal OBE, chef and restaurateur - awarded Doctor of Sciences (DSc)
• Fred Sirieix, general manager, Galvin at Windows - awarded Master of Business Administration (Hon MBA)
•Jeremy King OBE, proprietor, Corbin & King Limited - awarded Master of Science (Hon MSc)
•Jeff Galvin, owner, Galvin Restaurants - awarded Master of Sciences (Hon MSc)
•John King, King's Fine Food and chef consultant - awarded Master of Sciences (Hon MSc)
•Jane Milton, food industry expert - awarded Master of Business Administration (Hon MBA)
•Thomas Kochs, general manager, Claridge's London - awarded Master of Business Administration (Hon MBA)
•Stuart Johnson, general manager, Brown's Hotel - awarded Master of Science (Hon MSc)
•Stephen Scuffell , head chef, Crown Moran Hotel Cricklewood; vice president, Craft Guild of Chefs (Chairman Vice Presidents Council) - awarded Master of Science (Hon MSc)
•Wendy Bartlett, FIH, managing director, Bartlett & Mitchell - awarded Master of Business Administration (Hon MBA)
•Harry Murray MBE, chairman, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa - awarded Master of Business Administration (Hon MBA)