Institute of Hospitality welcomes in new Fellows

The Institute of Hospitality welcomes in new Fellows at an annual celebration dinner. This year 81 new Fellows joined the Institute and 38 of them were officially inaugurated at the dinner infront of their peers. The wearing of a red carnation symbolises a new Fellow so they can be distinguished amongst the many established Fellows at the event.

New Fellows (wearing the red carnations) – Ben Singer FIH, Buffalo Catering (left) and Nathan White FIH, General Manager, Copthorne Tara Hotel (right) with Paul Evans FIH (Chair of London) and Monica Or FIH (Ex Chair of London)

Last night the event was held at The Savoy with a Champagne reception. The new Fellows were then welcomed in on to the stage to receive their Fellowship from Alistair Storey FIH (President), Peter Ducker FIH (Chief Executive) and Robin Sheppard FIH (Chair). There then followed a sumptuous three course meal which was served with the elegance and sophisticated expected from such an establishment, which would not be complete without us giving our thanks to the team and toasting then with the traditional ‘sante du chef et du service’, led by Vic Laws FIH (President for the London Branch).

This event brings together a host of talented hospitality professionals from all sectors of the industry. They have excelled in their careers and continue to share their passion and commitment to hospitality.

With Andrew Etherington FIH, AVL Consultancy and Simon Lewis FIH, Operations Manager HIT Training

With Adam Rowledge FIH, General Manager Georgian House Hotel, Paul Evans FIH, Institute of Hospitality London Chair, and Sheetal Girdhari MIH, Head of Marketing and Membership at IOH

With Samantha Rieu, General Manager at Dukes London, Paul Gilley FIH, PJ Search and Selection, Robert Richardson FIH, GM at The Grand

How do you become a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality?

The Institute of Hospitality website has full details of how to apply for Fellowship. Fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality recognises the importance and expertise of the most senior members of hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Members (MIH) who have been with the Institute for over 5 years are eligible to apply for Fellowship. Applications for upgrading to Fellowship need to be supported by two Fellows of the Institute, who have known the applicant for at least three years.