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Announcement of the top 100 chefs of the world - 19/11/17
The announcement of Le Chef magazine 2018 "100 best chefs of the world" will take place at the World chef summit in Monte Carlo November 26th 2017.
I have the pleasure of creating a canape for the evening party of which this year consist of a pani puree filled with marinated salmon with micro herbes, topped with Attilus caviar and drenched in fresh tammarind liquid. The texture and taste combination is sensational. I will be presenting this on a hand carved ice bar with a giant ice sculpture of a sturgeon. I have also a suprise food and flavour combination that will be revealed after the event this November ! 
World Chefs Summit - 19/11/17
A pleasure to be invited back for a second year as a speaker, moderator and a member of the organisation committee at the World Chefs Summit in Monte Carlo.
Michelin star and acknowledged chefs from around the world gather to share knowledge and experiences at this prestigous event held for three days in November at the Monte Carlo Grimaldi Forum
Alan is appointed a Disciple of Escoffier - 19/11/17
It is a pleasure and an honour to be awarded and appointed a disciple of Escoffier.
An honour to be amongst the UK`s 50 leading chefs in a new cookbook - 13/07/17
Entitled "Signature dishes". The book features the likes of Albert Roux ,Marcus Wareing, Pierre Koffman, Anton Mossiman, Brian Turner, John Williams, Chris Galvin, to name but a few.There are some fantastic recipes in this quality hard back and we are also supporting charities across the board in the process ( not sure where they obtained the picture of me in that pose though ??!!).  
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Product and Brand Awarness - 13/07/17
If you are a food producer needing assistance in getting your brand or product exposed and to market then please do not hesitate to call or drop Alan a line. With 37 years’ experience within the food and media arenas and with contacts around the globe, very few people could match his extensive knowledge and skills.  Alan can also assist with product development 
Brand and taste panels 
Marketing and labelling
Product presentations at trade and consumer shows
Introductions to buyers, retailers, wholesalers and distributers.
e-mail for further details 
International Taste and Quality Institute of Brussels ( iTQi) - 13/07/17
Alan was delighted to deliver a speech at the Theatre du Parc in Brussels to more than 500 food producers and winners of the 2017 iTQi awards.
Alan delivered a stage performance of the judging process incorporating the olerific and gustatory senses for the iTQi awards. 
Alan who is also a judge and consultant represented 65 International michelin stared judges and representatives consisting of every leading food and culinary body across Europe
TEDx Monte Carlo - 13/07/17
TED x Monte Carlo
Alan`s speech looks at the "sexology of Taste" the different taste profiles that exists between that of male and female pallets and questions the need to deliver ready made meals for different sexes and taste profiles .
"50 Tastes of Grey"
Gourmand Book Awards 2016 - 23/02/16
Delighted to announce that my latest food and travel cookbook "From Birmingham to Bombay" won the British food and travel cookbook category and has now been shortlisted for the final "World Gourmand Book Award" 2016.
Fish 4 Yu New series filmed in China - 23/02/16
Fish 4 Yu is a series of 12 short 5 min shows that was written, presented, produced and directed by myself.

The 12 shows were shot in Hong Kong, Sanya ,Beijing and Shanghai and features 12 mostly Michelin stared chefs.

The series gives us a brief tour of the diverse locations, wonderful scenery, architechture and stunning recipes using fish . I hope you find a few minutes to enjoy these short culinary journey`s  to cut/paste below.

The Great wall of China WTown 

Nuo Hotel Beijing

Lang Kwai Fong Hotel Hong Kong

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong 

Langham Court Place Hong Kong

Sunrise hotel Beijing

Kempinski Grand Sanya

Ovolo Hotel South Side Hong Kong

ON Restaurant Hong Kong  

Park Yard Hotel Shanghai

Park Hyatt Ningbo 

Hope you enjoy 
Pitch to Richard Branson - 15/04/15
I just wanted to let you know that I have pitched my Ale Gar (British Balsamic) to Richard Branson who is looking for new innovative ideas /products that he will help and support. 
My Ale Gar is a globally unique multi award winning product that was lost from our British culinary repertoire some 350 years ago.  

If you could please vote for my pitch it would be greatly appreciated   

If you are able to tweet or pass this on to friends and colleagues in any way it would also be greatly appreciated. 

Many thanks for your support Culinary regards
 Alan x  

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