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Essentially Catering Magazine - November 2018

        Industry News

        New head chef at Le Gavroche

        Chef Patron Michel Roux Jr has appointed Gaetano Farucci (29) as the new
        Head Chef at two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in Mayfair, London. The
        appointment comes after the departure of previous Head Chef Diego Ferrari,
        who recently opened his first restaurant - Caractère - with his wife, Michel’s
        daughter, Emily Roux.
          Working alongside Michel and Executive Chef Rachel Humphrey, Gaetano will
        maintain overall responsibility for developing seasonal menus, delivering the
        exquisite food the restaurant has become renowned for, and the day-today running
        of the kitchen.
          Italian-born Gaetano has been working in the Le Gavroche kitchen since 2013,
        having joined from Novikov. Over five years, Gaetano has developed his talents
        under the supervision of Michel and the senior team, starting as First Commis and
        working his way up the ranks through to Head Chef. Prior to this, Gaetano earned
        his stripes at several luxury hotels and restaurants across Italy.

          South west welcomes wine school

                                                      Launched at the Dartmouth Food Festival in October, the South
                                                      West Wine School has been founded by Jonathan and Hayley
                                                      Reynolds and is being supported by some of the biggest wine
                                                      names in the region, including Susy Atkins, Liam Steevenson
                                                      MW and Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET.
                                                        Co-founder Jonathan Reynolds explained: “South West Wine
                                                      School will offer an exciting range of events and courses, whether
                                                      people would like to learn about wine one-to-one, as part of a
                                                      group, to gain a professional WSET qualification or as an innovative
                                                      corporate activity. We are determined to make learning about the
                                                      subject fun and enjoyable, for enthusiasts of all levels.”
                                                        For further information visit

        Young Risotto Chef of

        the Year is open for entries

        Italian rice specialist Riso Gallo has launched its Young Risotto Chef of the Year
        competition, aimed at budding chefs aged 18-25 years old.
          The winner will receive an all expenses paid three-day work experience at
        Angela Hartnett’s Michelin starred modern Italian restaurant, Murano, in Mayfair,
        London. The runner-up will win a three-day cooking experience with Danilo
        Cortellini, Head Chef at The Italian Embassy in London, for the planning and
        execution of a gala dinner.
          Entrants are asked to send a recipe and image of their risotto and say why
        they believe winning will enhance their catering career. Entry closing date is
        30 November 2018.
          For more information, visit

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