The NTH Degree Club

The Nth Degree Club was founded by Robert Walton MBE: Chairman of World Young Chef Young Waiter, President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain, and partner of UK Hospitality.

Based in London The Nth Degree Club creates bespoke opportunities for our members to experience exceptional fine dining whilst making new friendships and business connections. At the heart of The Nth Degree Club lies a diverse calendar of lunches in top venues around London. The Nth Degree Club’s signature concept is The Private Dining Experience. In 2023, we will continue to host exclusive dining experiences at some of London’s most prestigious venues. We provide opportunities for various companies to partner and network allowing them to align their brand and make excellent business connections.

The Ritz London

House of Lords

Based in London’s most illustrious venues.

Meet the development team

Behind World 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

Chairman of WYCYW and President of The Restaurant Association

Robert Walton MBE is a recognised and respected figure in the hospitality industry and is President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain plus a GREAT Ambassador. read more Robert is known for encouraging talent in the restaurant sector as the chairman of the World Young Chef Young Waiter competition. He is also a keen advocate of good food and healthy eating with his popular cooking series Dazzler Does on Instagram.

World Chef Young Waiter hosts spectacular hospitality events throughout the year. These events include the Restaurant Association Gala Dinner where a lucky recipient is awarded the Services to Hospitality, the International Restaurateurs’ Dinner which gathers together the best of the industry and the Michelin Revelation where their coveted stars are awarded.

Robert and his wife ‘Jean Queen’ denim designer Donna Ida Thornton are the new owners of Langdon Court is a stunning 16 century Grade II listed Jacobean Manor House Hotel in Wembury, South Devon. Robert and Donna's combined skills will sensitively repair and restore Langdon to its former glory with a view to reopening the venue in 2023.

Sean Valentine FIH

Sean Valentine FIH

Managing Director

Sean has spent over forty 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, primarily in their events and venues division for eight years as a board director heading up their UK sales and marketing. read more 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 twenty years, Sean has been a true serial entrepreneur developing several hospitality businesses including a fine dining restaurant and wedding venue, 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 the 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. As an ambassador for Hospitality Action and Managing Director of World Young Chef Young Waiter, Sean has been successful in promoting the next generation of young professionals entering the hospitality sector, which he continues to this day.

Daisy Feeley

Marketing and Events Executive

Daisy is a creative Graphic Design graduate. She studied a degree in Graphic Design at Arts University Bournemouth where her articulate application and cultivation of fresh thinking to her design outcomes were noticed by luxury fashion house Burberry. read more Before devoting her work full time as Marketing and Events Executive for World Young Chef Young Waiter and the Nth Degree Club, Daisy served as a Catering Manager for 3 years whilst completing her university studies, working on live briefs with sports brand Nike and fulfilling freelance work for The Wicklow Hops Company in Ireland. Her background in design, where making change is a principle, along with the desire to create viable solutions for users and brands, makes her a worthy advocate for pushing the success of her generation.

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