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Craft Guild Cooks Up A Special Book To Celebrate Golden Anniversary

The Craft Guild of Chefs has produced a special commemorative book in celebration of its 50th anniversary, which details the association’s history from inception to the present day.

The Golden Review and Desk Diary includes everything from a nostalgic look at some of the UK’s culinary greats, to a spotlight on a celebrated chef whose vast collection of menus even includes one from the chef to Queen Victoria and Queen Mary.

Craft Guild chairman Christopher Basten said the book, which is available to buy for £20, was part of a wider line-up of celebrations to mark the landmark anniversary.

“Fittingly, the first 50 pages tell the story of the Craft Guild’s inception at a meeting held on 26th July 1965 and follows its growth into the UK’s leading association for chefs,” he said.

“Informative, interesting and at times humorous, it’s a beautiful commemoration that has been meticulously pieced together to give readers a taste of the Guild’s history, and it sets the tone not only for the future of the Craft Guild of Chefs, but for the craft as an inspirational career for all those who choose to travel its path.

“What is particularly poignant for us is that we are celebrating our 50th anniversary year during what can only be described a golden era for chefs in this country.”

With a message from the HRH the Countess of Wessex, the Craft Guild’s patron, and Master of the Royal Household, vice admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt, the Guild’s president, the second half of the commemorative book is a fortnight to view desk diary, supported by 27 premium suppliers.

Originally, the Cookery & Food Association, which in itself has been established for 130 years, the Craft Guild of Chefs has become a leading light in representing the interests of chefs across the industry, while being passionate about promoting the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the art of cookery and the science of food.

For more information on buying a copy of the book on a first come first serve basis, email Franciska Kiraly at enquiries@craftguildofchefs.org. For more on the Craft Guild, visit www.craftguildofchefs.org or follow the Craft Guild of Chefs on Twitter @craft_guild.

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