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Roy Ackerman is far more that just the ‘coolcucumber’. He is an internationally recognised member of the hospitality industry. He has represented Britain as Chairman of the ‘World Master of Culinary Arts’, and has been associated with the annual awards of the ‘Café Crème Guide’ as well as the ‘Martell Guide to Europe’ for many years. He is a past Chairman of the ‘Restaurant Association of Great Britain’, and was awarded an OBE in 1990 for his outstanding contributions to tourism and hospitality training. Roy Ackerman has headed the ‘Hotel and Catering Training Board’, and remains Chairman of the Honorary Members of the Academy of Culinary Arts. He assists the ‘Academy of Food and Wine Service’ with conferences and training initiatives. He has helped many professional chefs, including Giorgio Locatelli, Antony Worrall Thompson and Theo Randall. He is in partnership with Maitre d’ Elena Salvoni, running a restaurant under her name. He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for services to Gastronomy and In 2003, as a tribute to founding the Henley Festival of Music and the Arts, he was made Honorary President to celebrate its 21st year.


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