The Craft Guild of Chefs will crown Michelin star legend Alain Ducasse as International Chef at its 25th awards ceremony, taking place at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Alain Ducasse will attend the award ceremony to pick up the award, along with a group of industry luminaries including MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti and Michelin starred Clare Smyth, Claude Bosi, Angela Hartnett and Gary Jones.

A total of 18 awards will be presented on the night in front of an audience of more than 800.

Ducasse commented: “It is an honour to receive this award from a cluster of such brilliant professionals. I realise how much we share the same values; whatever the shore of the Channel where we have our roots, we think and we act similarly.”

New to 2018, the International Chef Award acknowledges and celebrates chefs from around the world who have been globally influential, demonstrating first class culinary excellence.

Steve Munkley, Craft Guild of Chefs vice president, commented: “Many congratulations to Alain. He is an exciting and deserving winner of the International Chef Award. He has shown commitment and dedication to the industry across the globe and continues to be influential. We are honoured to have him celebrate our 25th awards with us.”

Celebrating 25 years of culinary excellence, the awards recognise and acknowledge remarkable talent across the UK and beyond, from junior chefs just at the beginning of their career to experienced well-established chefs in the industry.