The FSM Awards recognises the very best of the contract catering world across its diverse sectors, from workplace to education catering, across everything from management to chef skills, innovation to CSR. The glittering night was compered by Mark Durden-Smith who it seemed had trawled through everyone’s LinkedIn and company websites to find out some of the most embarrassing facts about them (all of which was taken in good humour – thankfully).

Hosted by H20 Publishing, in association with their titles B&I Catering Magazine, Sports and Leisure Catering Magazine and EduCatering Magazine, the evening saw chefs from CH&Co’s Academy work with Steve Munkley’s team at the Royal Garden to produce a stunning menu enjoyed by all. In-between each course the awards were announced, culminating in the Lifetime Achievement Award which went posthumously to Richard Cousins of Compass Group with the full list of winners available here.

As ever, the night was hugely enjoyable, as much for the chance to catch-up with friends and colleagues old and new, as to be present to see those who excel in their field get the recognition they deserve. With the signature Twitter walls in place, the event was amplified across the industry with the hashtag #FSMAwards as those present competed to see who could make the leader board (a savvy move by H20). Well done to the team at CH&Co Academy and The Royal Garden Hotel and of course to Jamie and the gang at H20 Publishing on another great event!

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