What fine fellows

Pride of Britain’s Peter Hancock talks about what happens behind closed doors at the Institute’s annual Fellows Dinner…

Peter Hancock

February – Grosvenor House

Seldom able to refuse a speaking request these days, I found myself in front of the Institute of Hospitality Fellows’ Dinner in the guise of auctioneer. What a lovely evening it was, too, with an excellent meal and service in convivial company. The auction was far from the disaster I had anticipated and the institute’s president, Sir David Michels, took a light pulling of the leg in good spirits.

The IoH does a lot to support aspiring managers in our industry and it was great to see so many “Fellows” bidding up the prices for the Janus Foundation and Clink charities. One of the lots was a cookery experience at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons which was valued at £2,000 but actually sold for £3,000!

I am most grateful to our friends at Temple Spa who contributed a luxurious prize.

Sincere thanks also to Peter Ducker…

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