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Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road hosts Master of Culinary Arts Launch

Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road, the spiritual home of the Searcys brand, hosted the launch of the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA) dinner last night. Pavilion Road, Searcys luxurious and elegant townhouse in Knightsbridge is the perfect venue for the launch of the MCA which is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award for head chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers. As well as hosting the launch event in their most exclusive home, it was also confirmed that two of Searcys own team have been honoured with inclusion on the programme to become a Master of Culinary Arts.

Searcys candidate, Barry Tonks, Executive Chef at Searcys at The Gherkin, has previously worked with venues from the Dorchester through to McClements Restaurant, where he earned a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes, commented; “Great quality food is in my DNA, it is part of my ethos, has been a cornerstone of my career and my success to date. The MCA is the highest honour in the catering industry; it examines the very finest details in service, pastry and kitchen and is the pinnacle of each discipline – it’s the ultimate accolade.”

Applicants must have at least 10 years’ experience with three of those at senior level, the ability to demonstrate their skills under pressure and provide evidence of contributing to the training and development of others.

Entering the restaurant manager category, Karim Le Cloarec, General Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, who has extensive knowledge and experience pairing wines with high quality food, said; “The MCA is widely acknowledged as one of the toughest awards in the world of culinary arts and I am honoured to be part of it” he went on to say; “To be able to host the launch event within the Searcys portfolio, at 30 Pavilion Road is also very special.”

Booking enquiries for 30 Pavilion Road can be made via Searcys central sales team or via the venue team 020 7823 9212 or

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