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.
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.
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.