A gathering of some of the world's culinary greats has taken place at Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire, to discuss the future of hospitality.
Those involved included chefs, restaurateurs and culinary partners of the nine hotels within the Dorchester Collection.
General manager of the Dorchester and regional director, UK, for the Dorchester Collection, Roland Fasel, who initiated the event, said that bringing together a wealth of proven experience in establishing world-class events would help ensure the company remained at the forefront of its culinary offerings.
Topics discussed included protecting the environment, safeguarding the individuality of the properties, providing guests a genuinely local experience, and accelerating career growth across the nine hotels. The attendees agreed to work together on several key initiatives to be put in place over the next five years.
Among those taking part in the talks were (pictured from left to right): Yannick Alleno who oversees dining at Le Meurice, Paris (three Michelin stars); Sir David Tang founder of China Tang at the Dorchester; Wolfgang Puck, who will be overseeing CUT at 45 Park Lane, London, and the renovated Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Alain Ducasse who currently holds three Michelin stars at both the Dorchester and Plaza Athénée, Paris; John Campbell who established the restaurants at Coworth Park, and Christophe Michalak, Plaza Athénée's pastry chef.
By Janet Harmer
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