A New Ship Mate for 2016

The new Head Chef boards HQS Wellington - January 2016

Jean Deillon, Company Head Chef, welcomes Roy Wilson aboard
HQS Wellington on his promotion to Head Chef onboard.
Roy has worked as an event Chef since 2005 with
The Cook & The Butler, so this is a long overdue promotion.

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HQS Wellington is a stunning, unique and historic venue which offers a fantastic location for a variety of events; ideally situated between the City and the West End at her mooring on the Thames Embankment (near Temple tube station).

Built in 1933 Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby class of sloops, which served valiantly during the Second World War. Since then the Wellington has been fully refitted and has been moored on the Thames since 1948, when the ship was purchased to be the Livery Hall for the Honorable Company of Master Mariners.

HQS Wellington offers the finest facilities for a range of both corporate and private events.

A highly personal, professional and innovative conferencing, event and wedding service is provided on board by The Cook & Butler. Our ‘one-stop’ function facility, combined with our knowledge, experience, impeccable planning and attention to detail, will allow you complete peace of mind from the moment you enquire up to and including the day of your event.

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Event Manager for caterer onboard HQS Wellington
awarded Freedom of the City of London

Modesta Viscockiene, event Manager at The Cook & The Butler, awarded Freedom of The City of London, Sept 2015

Modesta Viscockiene, event Manager at The Cook & The Butler celebrates the unique historical ceremony of Freedom of The City of London, Thursday 10th September 2015, supported by Sherriff Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and Sherriff Fiona Adler. Modesta began her City of London association in July 2003, the Freedom ceremony today is the second award, having recently been made a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Gardeners.

“Today's Freedom was a wonderful reward for Modesta, and I thank the Sheriff Alderman Dr. Andrew Parmley and Sheriff Fiona Adler for taking the time out of their busy Court day to celebrate with Modesta. Their presence only enhanced and made the historic occasion something Modesta will long remember as she treasures her City Freedom and becomes only the second Lithuanian to receive the Freedom of The City of London”

Mark Grove, Managing Director, The Cook & The Butler

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