Last night Jellybean attended another fabulous evening at the Cost Sector Catering Awards – not only celebrating the many fantastic people in our industry that were nominated for, and won awards, but also raising a glass to the team at Cost Sector Catering for seeing in the 25th anniversary of the CSC Awards.

Gyles Brandreth welcomed all the guests with his distinct, melodic voice and quick wit, making reference to many an in-joke, as well as eruditely paying tribute to the great work of the cost sector. After a delicious meal provided by the fantastic team at Hilton Metropole, Gyles took us through each of the awards as we applauded the deserving winners.

Amongst those that won on the night were Navy Petty Officer Scott Furber (Armed Services Award sponsored by Essential Cuisine) and CGC Event Caterers (Event/Stadia/Arena Award sponsored by Dr. Oetker Professional). Special congratulations must also go to Nick Vardis of Compass who won the Lifetime Achievement Award Contract Caterer, sponsored by Hobart Cooking Solutions and Julie Barker who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award Public Sector, sponsored by Hobart Warewash.

The other very worthy winners on the night were: Jane Mardle – T(N)S Catering Management Ltd (Care Catering Award); Carol Vallejo – Royal Holloway University (Chef Award); Blue Apple Contract Catering Ltd (Contract Catering Award ); Leroy Cyrus – Barking & Dagenham Catering Services (Contract Catering Multi-Site Manager Award); Devon Norse (Corporate Responsibility Award); St Wilfrid’s RC College (Cost Sector Team of the Year); CATERed Ltd (Education Award); Geoff Moyle – Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Healthcare Award); Michaela Booth – University of Huddersfield (Innovation Award); ASSIST FM (Marketing Award); Phil Shelley – Musgrave Park Hospital (PS100 Health & Nutrition Award); Matthew White – TUCO (Public Sector Award); Sharon Hodgson – All Parliamentary Group on School Meals (Special Contribution Award); TUCO Academy (Training & Apprenticeship Award); Pauline Jones – Barking & Dagenham Catering Services (Unit Manager Award) and the University of Huddersfield (University/College Award). Very well done to all.

All too soon the night was drawing to a close, but not before we hit the dance floor to throw some shapes. Thanks again to all of the team at Cost Sector Catering for a fantastic event. Also, to all the sponsors including our wonderful clients Essential Cuisine, Hobart and Dr. Oetker who make this annual celebration of the crème de la crème of the cost sector possible. For more information on the Cost Sector Catering Awards and all of the nominees click here.