Craft Guild of Chefs to design and produce CEDA Gala dinner

Alan Paton
15/02/2019 - 06:00
CEDA (Catering Equipment Distributors Association) has announced that the Craft Guild of Chefs will be designing and producing the meal for the Gala Dinner at its 2019 CEDA Conference at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire on April 4-5.

In a break with tradition, a Craft Guild of Chefs team headed by chef Alan Paton will be designing and creating the menu for the Friday night Gala Dinner and Grand Prix Awards on April 5th.

CEDA director Ggeneral, Adam Mason said: “I’m delighted that we are continuing our strong relationship with the Craft Guild of Chefs at this year’s Conference.

“We have been treated to some outstanding experiences over the last couple of years and I have no doubt that we are in for a culinary treat once again in 2019.

“The Thursday night dinner is traditionally a more relaxed and informal affair and the food and menus that the Chefs have created has reflected this perfectly. Alan and the team will have full control over the design and delivery of the more formal Gala Dinner menu and I’m excited to see what is delivered on the night.”

Paton is an active committee member of the Craft Guild of Chefs and of The Master Chefs of Great Britain and works with Springboard FutureChef.

Using his 30 plus years of experience, Paton, who runs his own chef consultancy Paton & Co., says he ‘loves’ mentoring and bringing on the next generation of chefs.

He has been involved with the preparation of the Thursday night dinner at the CEDA Conference for the last four years.

This year he will lead a team made up of James Carn, Michael Eyre, Tracy Pereira and Matt Wilby.

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