One of the longest-serving development chefs in the business has been honoured by his peers for his services to the industry.
Neil Roseweir, development chef at manufacturer Falcon Foodservice Equipment, was awarded a Peter Jukes Memorial Fellowship by the Master Chefs of Great Britain at a recent lunch in Edinburgh.
Peter Jukes Memorial Fellowships are rarely awarded, and when they are, they tend to go to restaurant chefs, making Roseweir’s accolade all the more prestigious.
“This award is given to chefs who have demonstrated their ability to remain at the very top of their profession, whether that be in the restaurant world or the hospitality industry as a whole,” said the association.
Roseweir has been with Falcon for 24 years, before which he worked as a chef in just about every sector of the industry, including hotels, restaurants, contract catering, in-flight catering and food production.
“Neil is a great ambassador for our company,” said Lawrence Hughes, sales director of Falcon. “He’s well known in the foodservice industry and genuinely well-loved, too. He’s always there to offer advice and guidance, giving his time to help others.
“It’s wonderful that he has been awarded such a prestigious accolade, the more so since it is chosen by his fellow chefs. Everyone at Falcon is proud of him and we are all absolutely delighted on his behalf.”
Talking about his award, Roseweir said he was delighted to receive the accolade. “It was a real surprise when my name was announced and I feel very honoured to receive the Fellowship. I love being a chef, spending time in the kitchen and passing on my knowledge and passion to other chefs and I’m proud that this has been recognised by my peers.”