Wessex Branch News

From Chris Lay

Wessex Branch Members

Autumn has been a busy time for us down here in the south. On 17 October we assembled at Salisbury District Hospital for a special ‘regional’ meeting hosted by Phil Shelley. Excellent attendance by caterers and patrons alike provided Phil with valuable feedback for the National Food Review he is currently undertaking.

On 11 December, the Branch held a very successful Branch meeting and AGM at Bournemouth and Poole College. We have fostered great links with the college courtesy of our own local Salon Culinaire. The college happily hosted our meeting where we filled all Branch officer posts at the AGM and then had lively debate on HCA governance issues (the picture shows Members focused on the matters in hand). Members and Patrons then retired to the college’s ‘Escoffier’ training restaurant for a sumptuous Christmas meal.

Our programme for the coming year is below and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our varied list of events.

A Happy New Year from everyone in Wessex.

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