The NTH Degree Global

The Nth Degree was founded by Robert Walton MBE: President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain and partner of UK Hospitality. Robert is also the former Chairman of Young Chef Young Waiter between the years of 2006 and 2012.

Based in London and other prestigious locations and we create bespoke opportunities for our partners to experience exceptional fine dining whilst making new friendships and business connections. At the heart of The Nth Degree Global lies a diverse calendar of events in the top venues around the world. These include tastings, drinks soirèes, annual sporting events as well as the Nth Degree Global’s signature concept: The Private Dining Experience.

Our partners enjoy exclusive access to our star-studded industry events including the Restaurant Association Gala Dinner, Michelin Revelation, Young Chef Young Waiter, Tatler Restaurant Awards and the National Restaurateurs’ Dinner.
Our prestigious and premium partners are handpicked for their expertise. These include iconic brands Michelin and Tatler, hospitality industry specialists UK Hospitality, Alpha Club and Alpha Rewards, modern digital agency DIGICOOL and Wine & Something, who champion independent wineries.

The Ritz London

Sake No Hana

Based in London and other prestigious locations around the world.

Meet the development team

behind Young Chef Young Waiter

The team brings together an incomparable blend of impressive hospitality credentials, commercial knowledge, inspirational insight, expert event organisation skills and a vast network of amazing industry contacts. Combined with endless amounts of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the hospitality sector, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Development Team

Robert Walton MBE

Restaurant Association of Great Britain

The Nth Degree Club is the brainchild of Robert Walton MBE. It is an exclusive private dining club based in London, Dubai and other prestigious locations read more around the world with an exclusive membership network of successful, influential and like-minded individuals and corporate companies.
The Nth Degree puts individuals and corporate companies together in some of the finest dining rooms in London to meet and enjoy fantastic food and service. It connects people on both a personal and professional level. Bob’s passion has always been to use excellent food and service as the basis of doing business and making great friends.
Robert is a recognised and respected figure in the hospitality industry and is President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain. Having trained as a West-End chef himself, he has unique hand-on experience and has spent over 45 years in the Hospitality profession having owned restaurants, pubs and function venues. He is a Patron of many of the industry’s leading charities including Springboard, Hospitality Action and Adopt a School.

Sean Valentine FIH

Sean Valentine FIH

The Nth Degree Club

Sean has spent over thirty years in the hospitality industry. He studied a degree in hospitality at Leeds University and qualified as a chef, before working for global foodservice business Sodexo, read more primarily in their events and venues division for eight years as a board Director heading up their UK sales and marketing.  He has been involved in sales and operations at major sporting events including Formula One, Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta, RHS flower shows and many other iconic annual calendar events. Over the last fifteen years, Sean has been a true serial entrepreneur developing several hospitality businesses including a fine dining restaurant and wedding venue, gastro pub, corporate hospitality at major events, fine dining for corporate clients and a food tech home delivery concept in London. He is a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, holds the Freedom of City of London and was awarded the Foodservice Management lifetime achievement award in recognition of his commitment to the industry through ACE (Association of Catering Excellence) for the past twelve years.

Simon King, Head Judge Waiter

Simon King

Igniting Hospitality

Simon’s career started at Amberley Castle, a Small Luxury House hotel. After completing his HND in Hospitality Management, he moved to London. While working at The Ritz he won 'Young Waiter of the Year’ 2000'. In 2001 read more Simon joined Gordon Ramsay, managing his flagship restaurant at Royal Hospital Road for 5 years. He worked with Heston Blumenthal as Operations Manager for the Fat Duck Group on projects including the launch of Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. In October 2014 moved to New York, working for Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, managing the Modern. March 2018 saw Simon return to London as Operations Director for JKS, overseeing their 14 sites and responsible for future growth. Simon is an Academy of Culinary Arts Fellow and an Acorn Winner. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he is training for his first Ironman to raise money for Adopt a School.

Our Global Partners and Supporters 2020 / 2021

Our Sponsors and Partners 2019