Received with Pride

Received with Pride

A member of staff from Tameside College has been awarded a highly respected honour for his service to the catering industry. ‘The Conseil Culinaire Francais de Grande Bretagne’ (The French Culinary Council of Great Britain) has awarded Pierre Gallet with the ‘Maitrise Escoffier’, medal and diploma at the reunion of the Master Chefs which took place at the Lysses Hotel in Fareham, near Portsmouth.

Based in London, ‘Le Conseil Culinaire Francais de Grande Bretagne’, placed under the patronage of His Excellency the Ambassador of France and the Lord of Westminster is a body of professional master chefs, irrespective of nationalities whose role is to homologate the attainment of the individuals who have successfully dedicated their working lives to the catering industry.
This award illustrates the acquisition of the knowledge and practice of an essential art in life: the art of good cooking and its pleasure. The award’s denomination is taken from the celebrated Auguste Escoffier, master of modern cookery worldwide.

With forty five years of service to the catering industry, Pierre Gallet comes from an academic background as well as from a realistic hard working environment. Pierre has worked in the catering industry both in France and Great Britain in the capacity of chef, sous-chef, head chef, chef patron/proprietor in establishments ranging from the small, traditional, rural/urban culinary concepts to large brigades as in Lyon Casino de Charbonnieres, Nantua Sahner (France), Gleneagles Hotel (Scotland), Poole Art Centre (Dorset), Hilton (Manchester) and Industrial Catering (England).

Pierre writes of his award, “It is a great moment to be shared with my friends and colleagues at the college.” Members of staff at the college would like to congratulate Pierre on his fantastic and well deserved achievement, which we are very proud of him for.