Chefs pour praise on Nordaq at Restaurant Association Gala Dinner

Nordaq premium filtered water took centre stage at the Restaurant Association Gala Dinner held at The Savoy Hotel, London on 25th February 2019.

Nordaq filtered water sponsored a star-studded night of fundraising held by The Nth Degree Club. The Restaurant Association Gala Dinner saw entertainment from West End performers, charity auctions with highly desirable prizes and an extraordinary menu of food and wine.

Throughout the night, Nordaq filtered water – cited by many of the world’s most celebrated chefs as the ‘purest tasting water’ – was in generous supply.

Plenty of familiar faces

As expected from a Restaurant Association event, the night saw many stars of the restaurant and hospitality industry come out to play. Claude Bosi, Head Chef at Bibendum, London – which proudly serves Nordaq filtered water to its customers – was one of many notable guests.

Also making an appearance were celebrity chefs, Brian Turner OBE, Francesco Mazzei and the Roux family, Jeff and Chris Galvin, model and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson and TV presenter Lisa Snowdon, among many others.

A great menu enhanced by Nordaq filtered water

The menu was designed by The Savoy, London, especially for the evening, and incorporated a number of products that sponsored the event. It included a starter of Loch Duart Scottish Salmon cured in “KEW Organic – Explorers’ Strength Gin” with a Juniper Berry Crust and Baby Leeks Cooked in No.1 Juniper Soda.

With such a beautiful selection of food and an incredible flight of wines selected by The Wine Cru, Nordaq filtered water was well-placed to ensure it could all be properly appreciated. With bottles on every table, Nordaq complemented the menu with its ability to enhance flavours with its palate-cleansing qualities.

All for a good cause

The event raised an amazing £48,000 for The Springboard Charity which helps young people interested in hospitality, leisure and tourism to achieve their potential. Much of its work is focused on supporting underprivileged and disadvantaged people.

Through this, and by helping unemployed people of all ages into sustainable employment, it has a positive impact on reducing poverty.

Peter Smeaton, of Nordaq UK, said: “It’s an honour to play a part in supporting the charitable work of an industry we all care so much about. It was a fun event, but it also generated a meaningful amount of money for an excellent cause.”

Restaurant Association celebrates the Roux family

Three generations of the famous Roux family were in attendance at the Dinner, namely Albert Roux OBE, Michel Roux Jr and Emily Roux. They were presented with The Restaurant Association Award for Services to Hospitality, designed and sponsored by Fabergé.

Of the event, Michel Roux Jr said: “What a fabulous evening! We were so honoured at The Restaurant Association’s recognition of our family’s contribution to the UK restaurant industry.

“It (the event) has also raised awareness and money for the incredible work undertaken by Springboard, they do such a great job in helping young people find worthwhile careers in hospitality.”

Want to ‘Experience’ the purity of Nordaq?

Nordaq is now offering the opportunity to sample its water in a tailored ‘Nordaq Experience’. The Experience allows you to try the water alongside your wine, providing invaluable insight into the potential that Nordaq could hold for your business.

If you would like to know more about Nordaq, or to arrange your own Nordaq Experience, please call 0121 348 8951 or email