Some of the biggest names in UK and European cooking came together in London last week for the 2009 Caterer and Hotelkeeper Chef Conference.
Caterer and Hotelkeeper‘s 27th Chef Conference took place at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in London last week and featured a stellar culinary line-up of some of the industry's most celebrated chefs.
The Chef Conference was punchier than ever this year, thanks to a new format, and included a one-on-one stage interview with internationally feted chef Heston Blumenthal, chef-proprietor of the three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the industry's most respected chefs, and masterclasses from our group of one-, two-, and three-Michelin-starred chefs Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines, Martin Burge and Spanish culinary icon Elena Arzak.
The day culminated in three different Chef Eats Out events at some of London's most celebrated restaurants which opened their doors and kitchens to the delegates. They were the two-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester; the Square; and Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley.
|Brian Turner president, Academy of Culinary Arts (chair) Simon Hulstone chef-proprietor, Elephant Restaurant, Devon Michael Caines executive chef, Gidleigh Park and operational partner and director, Abode Hotels David Cavalier food director, Charlton House Catering John Williams executive chef, the Ritz, and executive chairman of the Academy of Culinary Arts Shaun Hill chef-proprietor, The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny|