Renowned chef awarded Honorary Fellowship by UCB

October 2017

Brian Turner

Renowned chef Brian Turner was among six outstanding candidates to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship at this years’ graduation at UCB.

The award, one of the highest honours the University can bestow, is reserved for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the institution – either as members of staff or close associates.

A Visiting Professor at UCB, Brian Turner was given the award on the basis of his ongoing commitment to the University’s College of Food. Current president of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Brian has led a number of competitions and masterclasses for FE and HE chef students as well as sitting on the judging panel for many internationally recognised contests hosted by the University, including most recently the 2017 Master of Culinary Arts awards.

It’s an accolade Brian will be able to add to an already extensive list of titles and achievements including a CBE awarded by the queen for his commitment to the hospitality and catering industry, and a Michelin star for his work at the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge.

However, despite his somewhat crowded trophy cabinet this was nonetheless a significant achievement for Brian, who described the graduation ceremony as a “wonderful, emotional evening” and his Honorary Fellowship as a “privilege.”

Here’s the full line-up of this years’ title holders:

  • Tim Barker – Former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Finance) at UCB
  • Kevin Broome  - Former Deputy Director of Estates and Sustainability at UCB
  • Gary Wood  - Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Emeritus Professor at UCB
  • Dawn Gemmell – Former Assistant Dean for UCB’s College of Food
  • Dahlia Leng – Hong Kong Programme Manager for UCB
  • Brian Turner – Visiting Professor at UCB 
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