The Public Sector Catering Awards will return to the Hilton London Metropole on Thursday 13th April 2023. The awards are open to individuals, teams, companies and organisations including contract caterers operating in a public sector environment. There are 18 award categories, that represent all areas of the sector.
Andy Jones, winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award and immediate past chair of the PSC100 Group (now PSC Alliance), said: “The Public Sector Catering Awards are a superb way to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams within this very special sector and to share the great work you’ve done each day to enhance the lives and wellbeing of your customers and clients.
“They showcase the work and the extra mile that the sector goes 365 days a year. After the Covid-19 pandemic and with the current pressures on finances, our sector is amazing at reacting, showing innovation and compassion, so let's all enter now and showcase what you do. Please get nominating today, that nomination not only improves morale, but the lift it gives just being shortlisted, to winning is an amazing achievement and truly humbling.”
The 16 categories available for nomination include:
Care Catering Award: Nominations are sought for an individual, team or organisation involved in the delivery of resident mealtimes in a care setting who has significantly improved catering services for clients and residents.
Catering College Award: The training and educating of the next generation of chefs, catering managers and front of house staff for our industry is of paramount importance. The award is open to individuals, teams or an organisation who have delivered exceptional results in student qualifications.
Catering Manager of the Year Award: The winner will need to demonstrate both exceptional skill when delivering for their client/organisation and the ability to develop and motivate staff and colleagues.
Chef of the Year Award: This award recognises the chef who provides the highest standards of professionalism for food quality and innovation in a public sector catering environment, whether in-house or for an outsourced organisation.
Contract Caterer of the Year Award: The award for the top-performing company supplying outsourced catering and support services to the public sector in either an individual area or across the sector.
Education Catering Award: Nominations are invited for catering professionals, teams and organisations working in establishments within the education sector and recognises excellence in the provision of foodservice for schools and academies in the state sector.
Health and Nutrition Award: We are looking to recognise good practice in the delivery of a clear health and nutrition strategy within an individual area or across the sector.
Hospital Catering Award: It will be presented to the individual, team or organisation who has best demonstrated an improvement in patient, staff and visitor meal provision or in one of these areas in particular.
Innovation Award: Judges are looking for a product or service innovation that has dramatically changed an operator’s catering strategy.
Marketing Award: We’re looking for a marketing initiative or sustained campaign by an individual, team or organisation working for an outsourced or in-house operation that has proved successful and exceeded expectations.
Special Contribution Award: This will be awarded to an organisation, team or individual who, although not directly involved in providing catering services to the industry, have performed a role that has had a significant influence on the provision of services in one or more areas of the public sector.
Sustainability Award: We’re looking for the company or organisation that has best integrated social, economic and environmental concerns into its business.
Team of the Year Award: This award recognises the amazing results that can be achieved by getting a group of individuals working to collective aims and objectives.
Training and Apprenticeship Award: We are looking for the company, organisation or individual that has shown the most outstanding commitment to developing skills and abilities, particularly among young or disadvantaged people.
University Catering Award: We’re looking for an individual, team or organisation that has had a major inﬂuence on the provision of foodservice to students and/or the development of commercial operations in a University operation.
Unsung Hero: Within every organisation there is an individual or perhaps a team that go beyond the norm and support their customers, colleagues or the wider community in exceptional ways. This award will recognise these people who may not otherwise get the acclaim they deserve.