The Restaurant Association Gala Dinner, 22 November 2021 Celebrating Excellence in Food & Wine Service

7 November 2021

UKHospitality and The Nth Degree Global will co-host the third annual The Restaurant Association Gala Dinner, on Monday 22 November 2021 from 6pm to 11.30pm with title sponsors Dojo. Celebrating Excellence in Food & Wine Service the prestigious event brings together leading hospitality figures for this special dinner at The Dorchester Hotel in the heart of London.

President of the Restaurant Association & Nth Degree founder, Robert Walton MBE, will host the event alongside speakers including Kate Nicholls CEO of UKHospitality. The Restaurant Association Special Award, designed and sponsored by Fabergé, will be presented to an esteemed member of the hospitality sector. In 2021, the event will raise money for 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. In 2020 the event raised £25,000 for the charity.

Last year’s award winner, Brian Turner CBE with his Ready Steady Cook colleagues & James Martin
Brian Turner CBE with James Martin

Top chefs and hospitality leaders who attended in 2020 were James Martin, Tom Aikens, Brian Turner CBE, Antony Worrall Thompson, Ainsley Harriott MBE, Nigel Haworth, Claude Bosi, Matt Tebbutt, Ben Tish, Ruth Hansom, Chris Galvin, Ashley Palmer Watts, Adam Simmonds, John Williams MBE, Sabrina Ghayour and Atul Kochhar. Entertainment was provided by singer Wayne Woodward.VIP guests included model and presenter Lisa Snowdon, model and pub owner Jodie Kidd, CNN journalist Amanda Davies, editor in chief at Hello magazine Rosie Nixon, denim designer Donna Ida Thornton, model and stylist Angela Radcliffe with husband Colin Radcliffe plus fashion designer Caroline Sciamma-Massenet with husband Arnaud Massenet.

Partners and sponsors include: Dojo, NEFT Vodka, Fabergé, AMEX, Arsenal Football Club, InvestCayman, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co, The Dorchester, Michelin Guide, Wine&Something, Oldenburg Vineyards, Harbottle & Lewis, OLD HEAD GOLF LINKS, The Fork, Veo Events, Champagne Frerejean Frères, Wealth Matters, Formula 1, GREAT, UKHospitality, UK Restaurant Association, Young Chef Young Waiter, Hospitality Action. 

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