Renowned chef and writer Ronald Kinton will be the guest speaker at a charity luncheon for Hospitality Action on 27 October at the four-AA-star Langham Hotel in Eastbourne, East Sussex.Over 50 years ago, Kinton, alongside Victor Ceserani and David Foskett, wrote the textbooks that formed the basis of chef education in the UK.
Practical Cookery, The Theory of Catering, Kitchen & Larderwork, Food Preparation & Cooking, and Patisserie & Confectionary are still referred to today as indispensable ‘bibles’ of the trade.
Only in recent years, Kinton’s books have been replaced by textbooks written by John Campbell, David Foskett and Victor Ceserani.
Proprietor Neil Kirby said: “My head chef, Michael Titherington, has a 1965 edition of Practical Cookery in the hotel kitchen and was overawed when Ronald Kinton visited the Langham recently. Michael quickly asked him to sign the book for him!
“As so many people within the industry know Ronald Kinton’s books, I hope that a lot of chefs will come to the lunch as it will be a rare opportunity to meet him. He is also working closely with Michael on the menu for the day, so I know there will be some fabulous food and wines being served.”
Hospitality Action provides education and support for past and present hospitality workers who are in need.
The lunch costs £32 per person. Bookings can be made by calling 01323 731451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org