A New Ship Mate for 2016

The new Head Chef boards HQS Wellington - January 2016

Jean Deillon, Company Head Chef, welcomes Roy Wilson aboard
HQS Wellington on his promotion to Head Chef onboard.
Roy has worked as an event Chef since 2005 with
The Cook & The Butler, so this is a long overdue promotion.

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HQS Wellington is a stunning, unique and historic venue which offers a fantastic location for a variety of events; ideally situated between the City and the West End at her mooring on the Thames Embankment (near Temple tube station).

Built in 1933 Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby class of sloops, which served valiantly during the Second World War. Since then the Wellington has been fully refitted and has been moored on the Thames since 1948, when the ship was purchased to be the Livery Hall for the Honorable Company of Master Mariners.

HQS Wellington offers the finest facilities for a range of both corporate and private events.

A highly personal, professional and innovative conferencing, event and wedding service is provided on board by The Cook & Butler. Our ‘one-stop’ function facility, combined with our knowledge, experience, impeccable planning and attention to detail, will allow you complete peace of mind from the moment you enquire up to and including the day of your event.

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Jean Deillon, head chef at The Cook & The Butler,
admitted to the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Jean Deillon, head chef at The Cook & The Butler, admitted to the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

An international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal Guild of goose roasters, with its roots traced back to 1248.

The organization is represented by its 24000 members in 75 countries around the world. The membership was enhanced on Saturday 1st October 2016 when Jean Deillon (second left) was admitted to the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs membership as a Master of the Organisation.

A rich reward for his commitment of over 28 years in the kitchen and setting such very high standard of food in The City of London since 2004.

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