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Welcome to CODE’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2023/24, sponsored by Champagne AYALA.

From visionary chefs to masterful sommeliers, dedicated suppliers to brilliant PR, we aim to recognise the remarkable achievements of young hospitality professionals shaping the future of our industry. A judging panel will select the final list and for the first time we will also be naming an overall winner, which will be published later this year.

A message from our sponsor

With its longstanding commitment to the hospitality and direct-on-trade industry, Champagne AYALA is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 30 Under 30 2023/2024.

With its dynamic and youthful team at the helm, AYALA is deeply committed to shedding light on the remarkable young talent emerging from the UK’s vibrant hospitality industry. Notably, at just 34 years old, AYALA’s Cellar Master Julian Gout is part of the young generation of environmentally focused Champagne makers who are helping to shape the Champagne region of tomorrow. He is committed to pursuing the Champagne House’s CSR policy, especially in their aim to become organic. This award is a brilliant beacon for recognising and honouring the sheer potential of these 30 Under 30’s.

Drawing from a rich heritage dating back to 1860, AYALA were pioneers of dry, vibrant styles of Champagne. As one of the original Grandes Marques Houses, AYALA was awarded a Royal Warrant by Edward VII in 1908. Since 2005, the Bollinger family have helped restore this historic House to its former glory. Today, Champagne AYALA is celebrated for its fresh and elegant wines, crafted with precision and delicacy on a boutique scale. The AYALA range epitomises the purest expression and mastery of Chardonnay, the Maison’s signature grape variety. These exceptional wines have graced the UK’s most prestigious establishments for over a century.

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