The University of West London hosted a special luncheon this week for Victor Ceserani MBE, to celebrate his 95th birthday.
The chef, teacher and author pioneered catering education in the UK and has been lauded as a "culinary hero of British cuisine" by Anton Mosimann and as "one of the pillars of the industry" by Michel Roux.
The lunch in Ceserani's honour was cooked and served by the students from the college.
His guests were (L-R): Vic Laws MBE, director AVL Consultancy, who was taught to cook by Ceserani in 1960; Stephen Boxall, MD at the Ritz; Alistair Telfer, secretary of Oxford and Cambridge Club; Prof David Foskett MBE; Judith Cannon, taught by Ceserani in 1970; Ceserani himself; and Sara Jayne-Stanes, CEO of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.
Vic Laws was delighted to help organise the event, having also looked after Ceserani's 90th, and the two Victors are looking forward to being together at his 100th.