The Craft Guild of Chefs will crown Michelin star legend Alain Ducasse as International Chef. Ducasse will be presented with the prestigious award during the Guild’s 25th awards ceremony on Monday 4th June, taking place at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Alain Ducasse will attend the award ceremony to pick up the award, along with a star-studded group of industry luminaries including MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti and Michelin starred Clare Smyth, Claude Bosi, Angela Hartnett and Gary Jones.
18 awards will be presented on the night in front of an audience of more than 800.
“It is an honour to receive this award from a cluster of such brilliant professionals. I realise how much we share the same values; whatever the shore of the Channel where we have our roots, we think and we act similarly.”
New to 2018, the International Chef Award acknowledges and celebrates chefs from around the world who have been globally influential, demonstrating first class culinary excellence.
Steve Munkley Craft Guild of Chefs vice president comments:
“Many congratulations to Alain. He is an exciting and deserving winner of the International Chef Award. He has shown commitment and dedication to the industry across the globe and continues to be influential. We are honoured to have him celebrate our 25th awards with us.”
Chosen by a panel of industry experts the honourable and highly respected chef outshone his peers with his impressive career of a very high calibre.
Claire Bedouin, of award sponsor Pure South said:
“It’s fantastic to be part of the inaugural International Chef Award. Alain Ducasse is a world class heavyweight and thoroughly deserving of this award.”