2011 UK Restaurant Manager finalists shortlisted

By Lorraine Heller

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The final for the 2011 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition will be held on 16 May
The final for the 2011 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition will be held on 16 May
Seven restaurant managers from around the UK have been shortlisted for the Academy of Food and Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition.

The competition aims to find a restaurant manager who excels front-of-house, has great people skills, the ability to manage and inspire a team and who can demonstrate a strong business acumen, said AFWS.

Previous winners include David Hennigan, previously of the Crown at Whitebrook, and Peter Avis of Babylon restaurant, London.

The seven finalists in this year’s competition, announced at a semi-final held at the Westbury Hotel, London, this week are:

  • Damien Bastiat, restaurant manager, Gidleigh Park, Devon
  • Michele Caggianese, restaurant & bar manager, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London (last year’s runner-up)
  • Nicolas Chesneau, restaurant manager, La Becasse, Ludlow, Shropshire
  • Shaun Corrigan, restaurants manager, The Grand Jersey
  • Markus Ludewig, restaurant manager, One Aldwych, London
  • Peter McAlister, brasserie manager, Malmaison Hotel, Belfast
  • Paul Shanahan, assistant food & beverage director, London Syon Park, Waldorf Astoria

They will compete at the final of the event being held on 16 May 2011 at the Corinthia Hotel, London. The winner will receive a week in New York to complete a stage at one of restaurateur Danny Mayer’s Union Square Hospitality Group properties.

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