The Cost Sector Catering Awards at the Hilton London Metropole took place last week, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of many an unsung hero in the catering industry over the last year. The evening began with an inspiring speech from Springboard UK’s Anne Pierce, followed by a fantastic short video showcasing the charity’s incredible work in the hospitality and leisure industry. As your leading foodservice marketing agency, we were in attendance to bring you the highlights of a glittering night.
The awards were hosted by comedienne Kerry Godliman so the evening got off to a very entertaining start. Eighteen awards were given out on the night to very worthy winners including Petty Officer Logistician Daryl Hall, Royal Navy for the Armed Forces Award and Owen Sidaway, National Offender Management Services for the Public Sector Award.
In addition, two very special Lifetime Achievement Awards were given out on the night. The Contract Caterer Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Hobart Cooking Solutions went to Sean Valentine from Bartlett Mitchell, and the Public Sector Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Hobart UK Warewashing was awarded to Ministry of Defence’s head of food, Nigel Shepherd. Congratulations to all the winners.
Our friends at The Craft Guild of Chefs were deservingly recognised too, with an Industry Contribution Award, and Myles Bremner, director of the School Food Plan, receiving an award for Special Contribution to the industry.
Over 700 guests from all corners of the catering industry enjoyed a delicious gluten-free three course menu, and a little wine was had too! To top it all, the generosity of the guests on the night resulted in over £6,000 being raised for Springboard UK – a great night all round!