The National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD) is one of the UK hospitality sector’s premier annual fund-raising events.
The dinner is a joint initiative by three of the industry’s most prominent and respected organisations: The Academy of Food and Wine Service; the Academy of Culinary Arts; and the Restaurant Association. Click here for details of the organisations. Each year we combine efforts to organise the NRD and to make it a memorable annual celebration.
This year, its 27th, the dinner will be held on 8th April at The Dorchester. Last year’s event, held at The Savoy was a total sell-out and we raised over £45,000 on the night from the auction and raffle ticket sales. this year, with your help and generosity, we can do better!
These vital funds help maintain the profile and esteem of the industry, both front and back of house, through training and educational programmes. Besides its fund-raising, the evening also provides an opportunity for the industry to come together and enjoy the company of old, and new friends.
Please click below to watch a short video on the organisations involved and how the monies raised are invested in the industry.
In its Silver Jubilee year the NRD announced a new patrons’ scheme, whereby several high profile members of the industry were invited to become patrons of the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner.
Our first patrons include Roy Ackerman, Sir Rocco Forte, Lee Cash, Julia Hands, Mike Sunley, Robyn Jones, Ramon Pajares and Richard Shepherd, and the committee would like to invite you to join this esteemed group. Click here for details of the Patrons scheme.
We wouldn’t have been able to undertake the work we do to support the industry if it were not for the support of people like yourself attending the dinner, becoming patrons, sponsoring the event and offering auction prizes. There are many opportunities to become involved in this auspicious occasion, both as an individual or as a business. So if you’d like to support three of the industry’s most respected organisations then check out the various links on the menu panel. We’d love to hear from you.
The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
18.30 Champagne Reception
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