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Industry figures explain importance of entering Public Sector Catering Awards

15th Jan 2024 - 07:00
Chris Ross, chair of ASSIST FM
Three association chairs who made the ‘most influential’ list have joined forces to highlight the importance of entering the Public Sector Catering Awards, which take place on Thursday 4th April 2024 at the London Hilton Metropole.

The Public Sector Catering Awards, which are open to individuals, teams and organisations, aim to celebrate the achievements of those who operate within a public sector catering environment.

Christopher Ross, chair ASSIST FM, said: “The world of public sector food continues to change and evolve, teams continue to rise to the challenge. They create and innovate to keep ensure that our young people, our patients and our most vulnerable continue to have tasty, nutritious meals that they enjoy. 

“The Public Sector Catering Awards are an opportunity to show appreciation for our everyday heroes, those going above and beyond to change public sector food for the better. I would urge you all to take some time out of your busy schedule and submit an entry.”

There are 16 award categories open for nomination as well as the Armed Forces Caterer of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented on the night.

Phil Rees-Jones, chair of TUCO, added: “Winning a PSC Award is a prestigious industry accolade and by nominating a colleague or peer for an Award, you are acknowledging their dedication to this industry. 

“If you know someone deserving of such an honour, you shouldn’t think twice about the impact that nominating them can have on their morale, motivation and career progression. The last few years have been unprecedented for our industry, and there’s never been an more important time to recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their roles.”

Categories open for nomination include: Care Catering Award; Catering College Award; Catering Manager of the Year Award; Chef of the Year Award; Contract Caterer of the Year Award; Education Catering Award; Health and Nutrition Award; Hospital Catering Award; Innovation Award; Marketing Award; Special Contribution Award; Sustainability Award; Team of the Year Award; Training and Apprenticeship Award; University Catering Award and the Unsung Hero Award. Enter the Public Sector Catering Awards

Molly Shaher, chair of PACE, commented: “Catering and Hospitality colleges, grow the next generation of our sector, so there's no better way than to award the people who get them there. 

“You need to be recognised for the amazing work that you do daily, and what better way than to receive a Public Sector Catering Award. Highly recognised across the public sector, do not hesitate to nominate someone or even the whole team, for all their hard work. There's no better time to recognise our college sector." 

Written by
Edward Waddell