Searcys at 30 Pavilion Road hosts Master of Culinary Arts Launch

Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

image002 (1)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




Notes to Editors

For further details of the MCA schedule, information or to register interest in the MCA 2017 please e-mail your contact details

Pavilion Road is a private Georgian townhouse in Knightsbridge and has long been a high society setting for weddings, private dining and drinks receptions for both personal and corporate guests.  There are a range of distinctive spaces within the venue and a Roof Garden Terrace perfect for summer months.  There are also 12 boutique bedrooms available to hire.  More information




Since 1847, Searcys has been one of the UK’s most prestigious hospitality companies. With a passion for quality and an ability to execute an event to the very highest standards, it has developed a world-famous reputation for food and hospitality at its iconic, exclusive venues in London, the City and Bath.


The company was founded by the Duke of Northumberland’s pastry chef with the plan to provide an outsourced catering service for large, private houses in London and the Home Counties that lacked full-time domestic staff. Over the next 120 years, Searcys were awarded a royal warrant and became the contract caterer of choice not just to royalty, but also to many of London’s stately homes.


In the 1970s, Searcys opened a series of bars and small restaurants in London as its first permanent sites, and in 1990, was appointed as catering partner to the Barbican. In 2010, Searcy’s returned to being a privately owned, self-autonomous company, enabling it to focus on an absolute dedication to quality and building on its track record for innovation.


Today Searcys portfolio of venues include M by Montcalm Shoreditch, Searcys St Pancras Grand, Searcys at The Gherkin, 30 Pavilion Road, Barbican, Blenheim Palace and Bath Assembly Rooms


Searcys encompasses three different sectors:


Although food is at the heart of Searcys offering, the company does much more;

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