Presented by Gordon Cartwright, managing director of visionarydining.com, the award took the form of a four-foot tall oil portrait of the celebrity maître d’ in his trademark suit.
“I am delighted and very honoured to be receiving this award from Visionary Dining,” said Sirieix. “Front of house and hospitality are just as important as chefs and food in the guests experience. It is fantastic to see that Service is now regarded so highly in the UK. I am so grateful. Thank you.”
Sirieix set up the Galvin's Chance charity, which gives disadvantaged young people opportunities to develop a front of house career, and the Galvin Cup, a mixology competition open to both professionals and hospitality students. He also recently took on a former boxing champion to raise funds.
Visionavisionarydining.com was founded by Cartwright to recognise, celebrate and develop excellence within the UK Hospitality Industry.