The chairman from two of the UK’s leading culinary associations will be preparing the CEDA Networking/Cedabond Awards Dinner for the conference on 30 March.
Lee Maycock, chairman of The Craft Guild of Chefs (pictured) Matt Davies, chairman of the British Culinary Federation, will be working together in the banqueting kitchen to prepare the prestigious networking dinner.
Adam Mason CEDA director general, said: “We are very proud that the Craft Guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation have agreed to have their two chairmen show what they can do in the high pressure environment of a busy banqueting kitchen at our conference. It underlines the point that we and other associations who work together for common goals can achieve excellence in what we do as individuals and collectively.
“I know Lee and Matt will be proud to represent their associations in front of so many CEDA members, partners and delegates from a number of other leading associations linked to foodservice and hospitality.”
Lee Maycock, commented: “The opportunity to cook at the CEDA Conference is great, and the bringing together of two of the leading chef associations is incredible, and has not been done before as far as I am aware. Hopefully, this is the start of something amazing regarding our co-operation, and it’s thanks to the CEDA theme this year acting as a catalyst to make it happen.”
Matt Davies, added: “The British Culinary Federation is both honoured and humbled to be involved in this prestigious dinner. It is a great experience and very exciting to be cooking alongside Lee Maycock and the Craft Guild of Chefs.”
Commenting on the associations working together, Phil Martin, chairman and CEO of Cedabond, said: “Cedabond is looking forward to the Networking Dinner and our Cedabond Awards presentation. Having the dinner prepared and served by the teams from the Craft Guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation will only enhance our awards dinner.”