Craft Guild vice president awarded the Freedom of the City of London honour

(L-R) Steve Munkley, the Clerk of the Court and David Mulcahy
10/07/2018 - 10:07
David Mulcahy, Craft Guild of Chefs vice president and Sodexo UK & Ireland food innovation director, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his “contribution to culinary excellence in the hospitality industry.”

As vice-president of the CGOC, Mulcahy organises a number of competitions, including National and Young National Chef of the Year and FutureChef.

For Sodexo, he is responsible for menu creation and the culinary development of 2,500 chefs across the UK and Ireland working in its workplace, school, university, army barrack client sites.

He also oversees hospitality at events such as The Open, Henley Royal Regatta, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot.

Mulcahy said: “I was delighted to receive this prestigious honour in recognition of my involvement within the hospitality industry.

“I have long been motivated by supporting and developing others, particularly young chef talent of which there is so much across the UK and Ireland.

“I am very proud of our industry and the good that it does, and very proud of this recognition.”

He joins previous Freedom of the City of London winners including fellow CGOC vice-president, Steve Munkley, dame Judi Dench and Florence Nightingale.

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