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Fundraising

NATIONAL RESTAURATEURS’ DINNER

The Globe Theatre

27th March 2019

In May 2017 Roy Ackerman, founder of the National Restaurateurs Dinner, passed away. In tribute, it was felt fitting that this years’ Dinner should be dedicated to Roy as a celebration of his life and the contribution he made to our industry. The ultimate “Bon Viveur” with his love of Food, Wine, Music and Art, Roy was an inspiration to all and as a founding member of the organisations responsible for this annual dinner his legacy will continue to inspire future generations.

This annual fundraising event is the joint initiative of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the Institute of Hospitality, the Wine Guild of the UK and the Restaurant Association. With the wonderful generosity and support from all our friends in the Industry, over the years, we have raised well in excess of £ 1.5million. The vital funds raised from the Dinners have been invested in education and training initiatives developed by the partner organisations.

To achieve this we rely on donations of prizes that we can auction on the evening and would be most grateful if you could donate an appropriate prize. The donated prizes will be used as either Table Prizes, as part of the “online auction” or in the Grand Auction, any and all support will be much appreciated and will make a major contribution in helping us reach our Fundraising goals. Last year’s event at The Dorchester raised over £ 50,000 on the night from the auctions table and raffle ticket sales. This year, with your help and generosity we hope to do even better!

HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOALS BY DONATING A PRIZE!

TABLE & AUCTION PRIZES

Each Table Prize sponsor will have a table named in their honour and Auction Prize sponsors will be featured with logo/photos on the interactive auction bidding system linked to display screens around the venue; there will also be a pre-event auction site, which will give even more opportunities to support the fundraising. All will receive full credit for their generosity in the commemorative brochure given to each of the 400 guests on the night.Each Table Prize sponsor will be featured in the commemorative brochure and Auction Prize sponsors will be featured with logo/photos on the interactive auction bidding system linked to display screens around the venue; there will also be a pre-event auction site, which will give even more opportunities to support the fundraising. All will receive full credit for their generosity in the commemorative brochure given to each of the 400 guests on the night. A voucher will be needed on the sponsors own letterhead, which details the prize and includes a contact name and telephone number plus any limitations on availability.

Typical prizes generously donated in the past include:

  • A Rolls Royce / Bentley for a week
  • Hotel weekend or midweek break for two including Champagne Dinner
  • Gourmet meal for four including Sommelier selected wines
  • Case of fine wine/whisky
  • VIP concert tickets or a day out at a special sports event
  • A chocolate making course for 4 by an award winning Chocolatier
  • Private dining experience for 8 at one of London’s iconic landmarks
  • Dinner for friends cooked by a leading celebrity Chef
  • Caviar & Champagne Hamper
  • All inclusive holiday for 2 including flights
  • Golf day
  • Works of Art  

But it’s entirely up to you! 

To pledge your support by donating a prize please contact John Croft
Email: croftjohn@mac.com  or
Tel: +33 771 619 352

Vouchers should be sent to
Joanne Smith –  National Restaurateurs’ Dinner,
The Counting House,
14 Palmerston Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4QL

The NRD is not just a fundraising event, as important as that is, it is also a great opportunity for people with a common interest to meet for a wonderful evening of fun and entertainment; so I look hope to see you at The Globe for what will be a memorable evening supporting the future of the Hospitality Industry in the UK.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Joanne Smith joanne.smith@instituteofhospitality.org