About the Awards

The HFM European Performance Awards 2015 will take place on Thursday 16 April 2015. In this section you will find details on event location, event times and more general information. 


19:00     Welcome drinks reception, accompanying by string trio
Abbey Strings
20:00     3 course dinner designed by award winning chef Stephen Terry
21:00     Awards ceremony hosted by Richard E. Grant
22:00     After dinner drinks and casino featuring roulette, blackjack, craps and Texas Holdem poker


The Hurlingham Club
Ranelagh Gardens
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7610 7400
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Awards host
This year's Awards will be hosted by actor Richard E. Grant.Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant is in no way related to Hugh Grant! Though they are quite good friends.

Born and raised in Swaziland, Richard E. Grant wears a watch on both wrists. One belongs to his late father and is set to Swaziland time.

Richard studied drama at Cape Town University where he co-founded the Troupe Theatre Company. He moved to London in 1982 and worked in theatre until he got his big break with the cult hit "Withnail and I" in 1986.

Since then, Richard has appeared in over 60 movies, with some of Hollywood's leading directors and actors. He's also written two books, and appeared in many theatre productions.

He's married to dialect coach Joan Washington and they live together in London with their daughter Olivia.


HFM is delighted to announce that the three course dinner for this year's awards will be designed by award winning chefStephen Terry Stephen Terry. All guests to the awards will be able to enjoy this exclusive menu, as well the accompanying wines, which will be matched to complement the flavours of each dish. Book your tickets >>

More about Stephen Terry:
Terry is the Executive Chef/Owner of The Hardwick in Abergavenny, and has worked with some of the best chefs in the world over a long and successful career. Stephen was mentored by Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s, and then moved to La Gavroche to work under Michel Roux Jr; this introduction to classical French cookery became the foundation to Stephen’s own food philosophy. A season at The Breaval Old Mill under Nick Nairn and two years at The Canteen in Chelsea Harbour followed, and Stephen was awarded his first Michelin star at the latter at the age of 25.

He then worked in the South of France, in Paris with Alain Passard, and then came back to London as Head Chef at Oliver Peyton’s Coast in Mayfair. Many chefs worked under Stephen at this time, including Jason Atherton, Hywell Jones, Mark Sargent and Dan Lepard. 
In 2001 Stephen opened The Walnut Tree Inn, which was awarded a Michelin star the following year. Before opening The Hardwick, Stephen took the role of Head Chef at Cecconi’s in Mayfair and The Pear Tree Inn in Wiltshire, which was then awarded Best Pub in England by the AA Guide in 2005.

The following wines will be served at the dinner:

Appetiser - Chanzy Puligny Montrachet
Entrée - Cote De Beaune Jadot
Dessert - Pouilly Fuisse Cordier


Dress code
Black tie preferred


Seats at the Awards are available in tables of 10, which include 10 seats at the awards ceremony, 3 course dinner exclusively designed by award winning chef Stephen Terry, welcome drinks reception and after dinner bar.

For further details on how to book your tickets at the 2015 Awards, please contact Indira Peters at i.peters@hfmweek.com or telephone +1 212 268 4919.