Graeme Cumine, of Simon Rogan’s flagship restaurant, L’Enclume in Cartmel, has received an award from the hospitality industry.
The prestigious awards annually celebrate the achievements of 30 of the industry’s brightest stars under the age of 30, recognizing each winner’s exceptional ability and success in their respective field within the industry.
The winners of the 36th Acorn Awards were revealed at a glittering pitch weekend hosted at the Rudding Park Hotel & Spa, Harrogate by The Caterer’s Editor Lisa Jenkins and CH&Co’s Chief Operating Officer , Allister Richards.
Graeme said: “I still haven’t realized that I received an Acorn Award, but it’s definitely a career highlight for me alongside L’Enclume’s third Michelin star earlier this year. As a As an industry, we’ve been through tough times recently, which is why it’s more important than ever to shine a light on the opportunities the sector can provide for future generations, including through initiatives like the Simon Rogan Academy.
“And it is more important than ever that we cultivate this talent as it develops, because these people will become the next generation of restaurant managers, sommeliers, chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers if we let’s take the time to take care of them properly.”
Graeme now joins a cast of past recipients who have won an acorn since the inaugural event held in 1986, including Marco Pierre White, Nicola Gartenberg, Marcus Wareing, Craig Jackson and Sarah Tregoning.