The Foodservice Catey Awards took place last Friday night at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London. The night allows the industry to recognise, reward and celebrate the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to support the UK’s burgeoning foodservice sector by delivering exceptional customer experiences daily.
Robyn and Tim Jones were the night’s winners of the Outstanding Contribution award at the 2015 Foodservice Cateys, while Compass Group and WSH were also winners.
Described as one of the most respected and celebrated duos of our time, Robyn and Tim Jones were celebrated for their incredible achievements at the helm of caterer CH&Co Group and their ongoing charity work with Hospitality Action and the PM Trust.
Tim Jones collected the award on behalf of the pair and paid tribute to his late wife, who sadly passed away last month following a long illness. He was accompanied at the event by their daughter Tabitha.
BaxterStorey executive chef Hayden Groves took home the title of Chef of the Year, while his colleagues at the company’s Clyde & Co contract won the Front of House Team of the Year Foodservice Catey. Holroyd Howe, a sister business to BaxterStorey under the WSH umbrella, was named Education Caterer of the Year.
Compass Group also had a lot to celebrate after Matt Wood from Restaurant Associates won the Regional Manager of the Year award and Eurest’s Chris Chidley took home the Salesperson of the Year title. The company’s sports and leisure business, Levy Restaurants, was named Retail & Leisure Caterer of the Year.
Neel Radia, chair of the National Association of Care Catering and business development manager at Raj Foods, was recognised for his tireless volunteering work at the organisation with the Extra Mile Award.
Comedian, writer and actor Adam Buxton was on-hand on the night to provide the entertainment and The Caterer’s chosen charity to support was Springboard.
The Foodservice Cateys was attended by more than 500 guests from the foodservice and wider hospitality industry.
2015 FOODSERVICE CATEYS WINNERS
Catering Manager of the Year
Emma Williams, Green & Fortune
Healthy Eating Champion
Kimberley Aplin, Sodexo
Chef Manager of the Year
Nigel Simmonds, Connect Catering
Regional Manager of the Year
Matt Wood, Restaurant Associates
Front of House Team of the Year
BaxterStorey at Clyde & Co
Emma Langford, Lexington Catering
Procurement Team of the Year
Salesperson of the Year
Chris Chidley, Eurest
David Bridge and the food development team, ISS Food & Hospitality
Andy Jones, ISS Healthcare and the Hospital Caterers Association
Chef of the Year
Hayden Groves, BaxterStorey
Healthcare Caterer of the Year
Sunrise Senior Living
Event Caterer of the Year
Global Infusion Group
Education Caterer of the Year
Retail & Leisure Caterer of the Year
Business & Industry Caterer of the Year
Extra Mile Award
Neel Radia, National Association of Care Catering
Outstanding Contribution Award
Robyn & Tim Jones
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