JRE, the restaurant association of European young master chefs that holds more than 180 Michelin Stars and over 4000 GaultMillau launched in April in the United Kingdom and Ireland at an event at The Royal Academy of Arts attended by JRE’s International President and two Michelin-starred chef Ernesto Iaccarino.
The launch is swiftly followed by the announcement that Tom Aikens has become an ambassador for the association and membership has grown with chef heavyweights such as Ollie Dabbous joining. Other new members include Tayler Bonnyman (The Five Fields) and Alfred Prasad have joined JRE in London. From Petersham, Barny Tailor (The Dysart Petersham) and from Norfolk, Chef Mark Dixon (The Kings Arms Flegg) have also joined JRE. Also Ireland is represented in the association with Chef Robert Krawczyk (Barbazon Restaurant at Tankardstown) from Rathkenny. The country representative of JRE in UK & Ireland is Matthias Tesi Baur, founder of the World Gourmet Society.
JRE, which was founded in 1974, is the biggest international association of quality young chefs and culinary entrepreneurs, representing 350 individual restaurants and 160 hotels in 16 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. In 2008, Australia also joined the JRE family.
Membership to JRE is open to young chefs and restaurateurs up to the age of 42. Illustrious members include Emanuele Scarello (Italy) with two Michelin Stars, Nils Henkel (Germany) with two Michelin Stars, Elena Arzak (Spain) who is rated as the world’s best female chef with three Michelin Stars, Alfred Prasad (UK) who is the first Indian chef to ever be awarded a Michelin Star, Thomas Dorfer (Austria) with18 GaultMillau, and Andreas Döllerer (Austria) with 18 GaultMillau.
Source: World Gourmet Society