Received with Honour
Thu, 12 January 2012
Tameside college Food lecturer, Peter J. Cooke, received an invitation to join the Disciples of Escoffier UK, a distinction that only a select few chefs in the country have been awarded.
Disciples of Escoffier International, is the largest worldwide organisation of chefs, with more than 25,000 participants, spanning several countries and cultures. Some well known members include TV Chefs, Garry Rhodes, Raymond Blanc, Brian Turner and Anton Mosimann.
Peter, who is also the President of the North West Association Culinaire Francaise, received an invitation to attend the ceremony by the President of Disciples Escoffier UK, Jacques Pasquier. Jacques, along with the committee members had to select only five chefs in the UK to receive the honour, which is regarded as one of the most rewarding accolades in the industry.
The letter of invitation detailed how the committee have recognised Peter’s commitment to promote the industry and how his years of hard work deserve to be acknowledged and rewarded.
The Fifth Chapter of the Disciples Escoffier UK took place in the famous House of Lords, London. Before the dinner the guests had the opportunity to take in the wonderful surrounding views as the blue lights reflect in the Thames River, the London Eye and Westminster bridge, creating a magical atmosphere for the evening.
Guests then made their way to the Cholmondeley room for the cocktail reception and dinner followed by the presentation evening. The new Disciples were then enthroned, during which Peter J.Cooke received his red sash honour.