Restaurant Association Gala Dinner at The Savoy

19 February 2020

Join UKHospitality and The NTH Degree Club for The Restaurant Association Gala Dinner on Monday 24 February 2020 at The Savoy with thanks to our title sponsors Mercedes-Benz, Arla Pro, Cayman Islands and Unilever Food Solutions. Celebrating Excellence in Food & Wine Service, the event brings together leading hospitality figures for this special dinner at The Savoy in the heart of London.

RA Gala

The glamorous event held by The Restaurant Association (part of UKHospitality) and The NTH Degree, will include a prestigious dinner with proceeds going to Hospitality Action, which works to provide hospitality workers with financial, physical and psychological support to help them overcome adversity and get back to work as quickly as possible.

RA gala dinner

 The NTH Degree Global founder and President of the Restaurant Association, Robert Walton MBE, will host the event alongside speakers including Mark Lewis the Chief Executive of Hospitality Action, Kate Nicholls CEO of UK Hospitality and André Ebanks representative of the Cayman Islands.

 Date – 24 February 2019
Time – 18.15 Champagne Reception | 19.15 Dinner | 23.00 Carriages
Address – The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
 Dress code – Black tie



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Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands has a relationship with the UK that goes back to the first British settlers who arrived on the uninhabited Islands in 1658, and enjoys and is proud of continued close ties to Britain today.
Cayman has been recognised as “the culinary capital of the Caribbean” winning plaudits for the quality, authenticity and international standards of its food and restaurants and food has become a quintessential part of the Cayman Islands Experience.

Boasting more than 200 restaurants and culinary influences from all over the globe, the Cayman Islands provides an endless array of options to suit any palate offering the widest choice of culinary experiences combined with sun, sea and tropical landscapes. Abundant in natural resources, the Cayman Islands is also ahead of the curve in the Caribbean’s farm-to-table movement, displaying a diverse homegrown food scene at various restaurants committed to serving only locally-sourced fare. Unsurpassed service, award- winning chefs and an eclectic array of culinary options make this an Island paradise and a culinary destination which has to be savoured and enjoyed.

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Arla Pro

Arla Pro

With roots tracing back to 1864, Arla is a farmer-owned cooperative home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands. Not only is Arla the UK’s number-one dairy company, by turnover and milk pool, but it is also the largest supplier of both butter and spreads and cheese in the country.

You will already know us for our famous brands such as Lurpak®, Cravendale® and Castello®. Now we are proud to introduce an exciting new range of dairy ingredients created specifically for chefs.

This new range of Arla products has been created to work brilliantly back-of-house, giving chefs the freedom to cook without worrying about quality or performance. And it’s all brought to you by our new foodservice business Arla Pro.

As a farmer-owned business, we are in control of the quality of the milk every step of the way. So, your customers can expect natural, nutritious milk that’s sourced in a responsible and sustainable way. Of course, being farmer-owned also means that, by buying Arla products, you and your customers are directly supporting the dairy farmers.

All our products have naturalness and quality at their heart. But we also understand they need to perform evenly and consistently in every back of house situation. We’ve worked closely with the Craft Guild of Chefs to ensure they exceed expectations.

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Unilever FS

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever Food Solutions is a business built by Chefs, so we know what you face every day in the kitchen. Everything we do is focused on making your life a little easier. We aim to inspire you, train you and provide you with the best product solutions. Drawing from their extensive experience in professional food services, our team of over 300 Chefs create dish solutions that balance great taste, convenience and nutrition with a consistently high standard. Our global network of food service professionals help source the best sustainable ingredients, develop quality products, create inspiring & trending recipes, and provide chef training and support.

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Are you finding your resources stretched when working to overcome the challenges of 24/7 global businesses? Many agency teams are – but our unique model provides the answer.

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Pulse provides Branding, UX Design, UI Design, Development, Integrations and Performance Analytics for leading global brands – and it works for you.

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Faberge Fabergé

Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweller, creates extraordinary jewellery, timepieces and objets d’art, as well as bespoke commissions for a discerning international clientele.

Founded in 1842, Fabergé has been the most revered name in jewellery ever since Peter Carl Fabergé became official goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court; the house created exquisite jewels and objects, including the legendary series of lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs. Peter Carl Fabergé was renowned for his exquisite and artistic use of colour, making the most of each gemstone’s unique characteristics and developing a vibrant enamel palette. His worldwide reputation attracted royalty, nobility, tycoons, industrialists and the artistic intelligentsia of not only Paris, Moscow and London but also America and the Far East, becoming the ultimate gift purveyor. In 1917, the Russian Revolution brought an abrupt end to the Romanov dynasty, and to the House of Fabergé. The company was nationalised, all production closed down and Peter Carl Fabergé and his family fled Russia.

Following its founder’s death in Switzerland, the Fabergé heirs lost the rights to the Fabergé name. History came full circle in October 2007 when Fabergé, under new ownership and direction, announced the reunification of the Fabergé brand with the Fabergé family. This opened a new chapter in the intriguing story of Fabergé, and set the stage for a total revitalisation of the Fabergé name and philosophy, in tune with its original values, aesthetics and spirit. Today, Fabergé takes inspiration from its storied past to create eternally original pieces that, when worn, convey breath-taking individuality. By painting with the world’s finest coloured gemstones, Fabergé explores a life in colour through creations which are designed to become future heirlooms.

Celebrating the concept of the artist-jeweller in today’s world of luxury, Fabergé traces the legacy of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship to introduce a new era of spectacular collections of jewellery, timepieces and objets d’art.

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Nordaq Fresh

Nordaq water enhances the flavour of food and wine, in a way that no other water comes close. Its palate-cleansing qualities arise from a unique water filter system, crafted in Sweden. Nordaq is Michelin star approved. Not only that, but 40+ of the top names in Michelin’s guide to the world’s best restaurants serve water produced using Nordaq’s unique solution. Designed for a ‘superior taste and a clean planet’, this alternative to bottled water enables a business to reduce the logistical demands and carbon footprint of water service. All UK systems are installed and maintained by Nordaq’s trusted technical services partner, T&J Installations – ensuring the highest quality. Let us create your personal Nordaq Experience, so you can sample the benefits of pairing Nordaq water with your venue’s food and wine menu.

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Social Wine Co

The Social Wine Co

Ambitious, innovative and gratifyingly different. The Social Wine Co. supports independently owned wineries from around the world, providing superior, handpicked quality wines at affordable prices to our customers.

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NFS Technology

Recent dramatic changes in diners’ habits have now even reached fine dining – and they are demanding an ever-changing response from restaurants. The very best in the industry are taking advantage of technology to lift their customer experience to new levels, all the way from reservation to loyalty.

5 ways restaurant management technology improves your customer journey:

Reservations – now available 24/7 online

Guest management – via data capture and graphical table plans

Order taking – From handheld devices at tableside to the kitchen

Payment – also taken conveniently at tableside

Loyalty and feedback – creating engaging offers and monitoring social media reputation.

Aloha by NFS

Enterprise-level Aloha EPOS by NFS is the trusted restaurant management technology used by 140,000 restaurants around the world, including many top establishments in the UK including Hawksmoor, Gaucho and Dishoom.

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As ex-restaurateurs, we were you once and we truly understand how tough it is to run a restaurant. Disjointed systems. Limited or no customer data. A costly dependency on third party applications. The list can be long and the effects on your profit margins dramatic! That’s why we started a KuulEats Restaurant Revolution, one built on community and mutual understanding.

At the heart of KuulEats is a genuine drive to see our restaurant partners thrive. By giving them the tools to take full control of their restaurant. Using the power of technology, we created an all-in-one restaurant management solution – one that effortlessly joins up the dots. Leaving you with a smarter and fully connected operation. Then it’s over to you to get back to doing what you do best – running your restaurant.

We are an ambitious and innovative bunch, we never stand still. Our team is always searching for Kuul new developments that will benefit our Kuul partners and wider community.

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Frerejean Frères 

The three Frerejean-Taittinger brothers built on the deep entrenched family heritage and local expertise to create craft Champagne in the Grand Cru village of  Avize.

Frerejean Frères is a Champagne of character; both complex and elegant, produced from some of the best parcels across the Côte des Blancs. The production process honors the land, with a low-chemical approach, using minimal pesticides and low levels of sulfites in their cuvées. 

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Frerejean Frères is found in the most distinguished tables, prestige hotels and luxury outlets around the world.

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Overfinch is the world’s leading creator of bespoke Range Rover vehicles. Since 1975 Overfinch has been redefining iconic Land Rover and Range Rover models, dedicating British craftsmanship to the pursuit of perfection. The results are a ground-breaking blend of capability, individuality and luxury. 

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The Savoy

London’s most celebrated and glamorous hotel, The Savoy, is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames. The Savoy provides a quintessentially British setting from which to make the most of the hotel’s exceptional location, steps away from vibrant Covent Garden. The 267 luxury guest rooms and suites, many of which boast spectacular river views, feature either Art Deco or Edwardian style and are accompanied by some of the best restaurants in London. Kaspar’s at The Savoy showcases contemporary seasonal fare, and great British fixtures include the Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay and Simpson’s in the Strand. Afternoon Tea continues to this day in the Thames Foyer and, as day becomes night, the setting becomes more intimate for dinner and evening drinks accompanied by live music. Also ideal for evening guests, the Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical atmosphere for innovative mixed drinks and the award winning American Bar harks back to the golden age of cocktails in the 1920’s.

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UK Hospitality UKHospitality

UKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

It was formed from the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) in April 2018. Its main aims are to represent the sector, promote the sector, share best practice and create an unrivalled networking platform.

The sector is a major contributor to the UK economy, employing 2.9 million people and generating £130bn in economic activity, while paying £38bn in taxation to fund important local and national services. Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined.

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The MICHELIN Guide has evolved since its introduction in 1900, with a constant desire to respect local regions and gourmet traditions and promote the work of passionate people. Thanks to the universal nature of the criteria used by our inspectors to award stars, the MICHELIN Guide helps promote gastronomy and tourism globally.

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Hospitality Action Hospitality Action

Behind their smiles and slick service hospitality workers can fall upon hard times just like anybody else. Ours is a stressful industry, with long hours, high pressure environments and physically demanding work.

Injuries, mental health problems and addiction are sadly a feature of modern life in the hospitality trade. That’s where Hospitality Action steps in. We work to provide hospitality workers with financial, physical and psychological support to help them overcome adversity and get back to work as quickly as possible. We help individuals and their families stay afloat with grants to cover anything from rent payments to school uniforms for their children. And for those who sadly can’t return to the industry they love, we provide ongoing support to transition them to the next stage of their lives.

For older people who have retired from the industry we provide grants to help with heating bills, home conversions or even funeral costs for loved ones. Just as importantly, we provide a lifeline to prevent loneliness and isolation and our ‘Golden Friends’ enjoy regular contact and local events to help them stay active and connected to their community.

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Discover Global

Discover Global

We are Discover® Global Network. Born out of a belief in the power of progress, we answer the evolving needs of business with the combined expertise, capabilities and reach of the Discover® Network, Diners Club International®, PULSE® and our global Alliance Partners. Together we work to help accelerate our clients’ successes – at home and abroad – by providing flexible partnership, global reach and proven solutions.

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Having recently celebrated its 310th anniversary, Tatler remains Britain’s oldest magazine and highly respected by its loyal readership. Tatler is published both in print and digitally, with a dynamic website focusing on parties and people, a dedicated social following and a series of stellar events. Tatler’s powerful mix of glamour, fashion, society, features and fun make the brand unique.

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Restaurateurs will be very familiar with Classeq, the much-loved and highly respected ware-washing brand that offers restaurateurs great service, value and reliability. Classeq products are ‘genius in their simplicity’ – a range of machines that are easy to use, quick to install and straightforward to maintain and clean. This great British brand is renowned for its dependability and speed of service, delivering quality results at affordable prices.

Classeq forms part of the Winterhalter Group, the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ware-washers, who is the market-leading commercial ware-washing brand in Hospitality, offering a total premium solution, including utensil washers, chemicals, water treatment and exceptional after sales service, across the UK.

Furthermore, as consumers’ vote with their pockets and sustainable table water becomes a must for restaurants, Classeq offers its customers EauVation’ filtered water systems, delivering ‘real time’ freshly chilled, still, sparkling (and boiling) water.

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Falco Capital

Falco Capital

Falco Capital Ltd, a boutique asset management company that specialises in originating and asset managing alternative investments. Falco Capital Ltd was founded in 2012 to originate and operate alternative investment opportunities across the UK and Continental Europe for its core base of investors and external capital raisers.These include real estate debt finance, residential & commercial property development, EIS qualifying investments and renewable energy projects.

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American Express

American Express

Since our earliest days, we’ve strived to find new ways to enrich our customers’ lives, have their backs and provide our special brand of service, in ways both big and small.

Even as our business transformed – from freight forwarding to travel to cards to innovative digital products and services – one thing has remained constant: our unwavering commitment to earn our customers’ loyalty for the long haul.

That standard of excellence guides us today.   We promise to understand, respect and back our customers, and help them on their personal journeys. Because when our customers thrive, so do we. 

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Young Chef Young Waiter

Young Chef Young Waiter of the Year, in association with UK Hospitality and the Restaurant Association, has been honouring the best young chefs and waiters since 1979. Young Chef Young Waiter continues to highlight the remarkable skills of the finest young professionals building their careers in the industry.

Many past winners have gone on to achieve huge success in hospitality and YCYW proudly supports the future stars in Britain’s kitchens and restaurants.

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The Watermark

The Watermark Grand Cayman

Introducing The Watermark Grand Cayman.

.A stunning residence housing 54 exclusive beach-front units developed by Fraser Wellon and his award-winning team. A much-respected Caribbean developer behind such masterpieces as Grand Cayman’s Water’s Edge, The WaterColours and The Residences of Stone Island. Fraser and his team take a personal approach to building while focusing on superior quality and craftsmanship in creating environments of acknowledged and admired elevated elegance.

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