Craft Guild of Chefs' Annual General Meeting
For nomination, booking and committee position election forms, please click here.
Taking place at The Victory Services Club (London), the Guild is calling for nominations to celebrate members who have worked hard and continually attend events throughout the year.
To nominate or indeed, self-nominate, please fill in the application form attached and send back to the Guild Head Office (Honours and Awards, The Craft Guild of Chefs, 1 Victoria Parade, by 331 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3NB) by 16 February.
The full list of 20 awards and honours is as below:
Rising Stars Awarded to young people who have been recognised as potential stars of the future.
Local Heroes Awarded to members who work tirelessly on Guild business in their local area or chosen field, and often go unnoticed.
National Hero Awarded to a member who has worked tirelessly over a long period of time to promote the Guild, and the Guild’s ethics.
Diploma for Support Awarded to non members for their continued support and assistance in the promotion of the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Diploma Awarded to members for their continued endeavours in promoting the aims of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Diploma for 50 years Membership Awarded to members for their outstanding and continued membership and support of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Bronze Medal Awarded to a member who is actively involved in the work of the Craft Guild of Chefs, nationally or locally.
Silver Medal Awarded to any member in an organising capacity and for the furtherance of the aims of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Gold Medal Awarded for long and outstanding service to the Craft Guild of Chefs. The nominee must have held an organising position on any of the Craft Guild’s committees (minimum 10 years membership).
Fellow The grade Fellow is on the recommendation for suitably qualified members of good standing who have been proposed and seconded by two Fellows of the Guild and have not less than five years continuous membership of the Guild. The appointment is made on merit.
Governor A governorship is awarded to Fellows with at least 20 years of Craft Guild membership, who have given outstanding service to the Guild, or held a principal, divisional or national office, or have served on the Committee of Management, rendering distinguished service in so doing.
Honorary Membership Honorary Membership is for persons who have rendered outstanding service to the Craft Guild of Chefs.
College Certificate Awarded to a college outside of the Greater London area for commitment demonstrated in furthering the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs and excellence within catering education.
Company Award Presented to Business Partners who have shown significant support and involvement with the Craft Guild of Chefs over the past year.
Chairman’s Shield Awarded to a College/Catering Establishment, which has demonstrated the most outstanding student results during 2016. This award is nominated by the Chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Chairman’s Award Awarded to any member or individual nationally who has given extraordinary service to the Craft Guild of Chefs. Nominated by the Chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
President’s Trophy Awarded to any establishment for outstanding Food and Service. This establishment will be visited by a Vice Presidents’ Council member.
Order of Merit The highest award given by the Vice Presidents’ Council for meritorious and outstanding service in furthering the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs over a long period (minimum 20 years). Awarded only in exceptional circumstances.
Vice President Awarded to a member who has displayed exceptional dedication to the Craft Guild of Chefs. Nominees for election to vice president will be accepted by the Vice Presidents’ Council.
Special Achievement Award Awarded by the Vice Presidents’ Council in recognition of achievements made in promoting the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Should you wish to attend, the booking form for the AGM and lunch is also attached and we would love to see you there for a chance to meet, chat and socialise over a great lunch and glass of wine.
As always, we are also on the lookout for people who can spare a little time each month to help the Guild forge ahead (whether it be looking after get togethers, networking events or coming up with ideas) and welcome nominations for committee positions before 9 March. Simply fill out the nomination form attached and send it back to us – remember, there is nothing we cannot look at doing, we just need some like minded people to help with ideas and help ensure the membership gets all that it wants.
** Honours and Awards deadline is 16 February
** AGM and lunch booking deadline is 9 March
** Committee election form deadline is also 9 March