Matt Davies appointed Chairman of the British Culinary Federation

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th April 2016
Former Vice Chairman of the British Culinary Federation (BCF), Matt Davies, takes over James Eaves as Chairman. matt daviesMatt Davies, Group Executive Head Chef of the Lewis Partnership, was elected chairman of the BCF on Sunday, 24 April saying he will 'do everything in his power to benefit the federation' and focus on 'being more pro-active in the social media world'. Matt has worked with The Lewis Partnership for 18 years, managing the operation of the group’s five kitchens, including the multi award winning Orangery Restaurant at the Moat House Hotel, Acton Trussell. Matt’s career started at The Savoy, London and was followed by nine years working for Vice- President and Michelin starred chef, Andreas Antona. On his appointment, Matt said: "I am absolutely elated and so humble, I came from just a normal cheffing background and I’ve worked hard for the last 30 years so it’s nice to get a bit of recognition from my peers. "We are a very strong and well respected federation so I’ll be working on what the foundations have already been built."

>>> Read more about Matt here

The BCF was formed following the union in 2005 of the Midlands Association of Chefs with the Chefs & Cooks Circle, a culmination of over 85 years of joint experience within the hospitality industry and including members from around the world. The Federation’s primary aim is to promote culinary skills throughout the industry, a tradition that Matt is keen to help continue. The UK has a rich supply of exceptionally talented chefs and through the hard work of the Federation it is hoped that these skills will continue to improve and flourish. The BCF promotes this passion for the industry through competitions such as the BCF Chef of the Year, Young Chef of the Year and Student Cook & Serve Team Challenge.

>>> Read: Martin Carabott wins the British Culinary Federation Chef of the Year 2016

The BCF has strong links with the industry and its ties include schools, colleges and the support of an expanding number of professional supply companies to the industry. It is also involved in several salons culinaire, providing both the organisation and judging skills required. For more information, click here.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th April 2016

Matt Davies appointed Chairman of the British Culinary Federation