UK chefs' clubs have finally formalised a plan for a united federation to represent chefs' associations on a national level.
The United Kingdom Council of Chefs (UKCC) will elect two members from each association to sit on the council.
The body was formed after chefs' associations rejected plans for a unified association (Caterer, 5 February, page 9).
Peter Griffiths, spokesman and vice-president of the Midlands Association of Chefs, said the federation will be a means to enhance the industry, organise events and lobby government.
Election of a chairman will take place shortly after the first meeting on 3 August in Lichfield. Associations wishing to attend should contact Griffiths on 01564 776842.