Ruth Rogers, Mary Berry and Ching-He Huang recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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Ruth Rogers, Mary Berry and Ching-He Huang recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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Restaurateur Ruth Rogers and TV chefs and cookery book authors Mary Berry and Ching-He Huang are among the people to have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020.

Rogers, who co-founded famous London restaurant The River Café in 1987, has been awarded a CBE for services to the culinary arts and charity.

She was awarded an MBE in 2010 in the New Years Honours List.

TV chef and cookery author Ching-He Huang has been awarded an MBE. ​Born in Taiwan and raised in South Africa and the UK, the chef was also recognised for her services to the culinary arts.

Writing on Instagram, she said she was “extremely humbled and honoured” by the recognition, adding: “Who knew the daughter of a farmer from Southern Taiwan would get to have this crazy adventure.”

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Wow. Feeling extremely humbled & honoured to be recognised for my hard wok today...an MBE...✨ . Just wow. Speechless, happy, emotional, pinch me Thank you to the UK for this *amazing* honour . I love this country, I love the wok that I do, I feel grateful and very blessed. I share this honour with my family, friends and ALL OF YOU who have been wokking with me since my very first appearance on Great Food Live on UKTV Food in Dec 2003... its been an amazing journey - thank you so much for the love Who knew the daughter of a farmer from Southern Taiwan would get to have this crazy adventure ...and now Mum wants to meet The Queen ☺️! Dream big everyone, keep wokking hard everyday. There is so much inspiration, so many silent heroes among us - this honour is for you all✨✨✨ . Life has its moments of ups and downs, me included. Life is not perfect. Don’t seek perfection, seek hope, truth, love - peace ☮️ and then do it all over again . Celebrate it all, the simple pleasures. Whatever you do, wok on, and never give up on your dreams. These words are often a reminder for me too ✨ . Stay true to yourself, Love always, Cxxx . #MBE #Amazingnews #thankyou #Honoured #Feelingblessed #Grateful #Speechless #WokOn #Britainisgreat #MumwantstomeettheQueen #mightneedtoliedownforabit ☺️

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TV chef and cookery book author Mary Berry, who was one of the original judges on the hit TV show Great British Bakeoff, has been awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting, the culinary arts and charity.

Other hospitality people to be recognised in the list include Kay Johnson, director of Preston-based The Larder, a co-operative that promotes healthy and sustainable eating, and Oli Khan, owner of Surma Finest Takeaway, which donated thousands of free meals to NHS and key workers during lockdown, who were both awarded MBEs.

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