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Public Sector Catering Awards 2023- full shortlist released

17th Mar 2023 - 07:00
The Public Sector Catering Awards, which aim to celebrate individuals and teams that work within the industry, has announced the full shortlist of finalists.

The Awards are open to individuals, teams, companies and organisations including contract caterers operating in a public sector environment.

The Public Sector Catering Awards will return to the Hilton London Metropole on Thursday 13th April 2023. There are 18 award categories, that represent all areas of the sector. The Public Sector Catering Awards night host will be comedian, author and actor Dominic Holland. 

On awards night itself, the Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented. This is a tribute to a person or organisation, and recognises dedication, service and significant achievement in catering over a long period.

Armed Forces Caterer of the Year (no nominations sought)

  • PO Aaron Lee, Royal Navy
  • Cpl William Salmon, RAF
  • Cpl Matthew Webb, Army

Care Catering Award

  • Care UK
  • Country Court
  • Anne Dudley, Hampshire County Council
  • Signature Dining
  • Thurlaston Meadows Care Home

Catering College Award

  • Loughborough College
  • Eastleigh College
  • John Holden, Cheshire College
  • Sean Patterson, Farnborough College
  • Cambridge Regional College

Catering Manager of the Year Award

  • Yvonne Barclay, Education Authority NI
  • Rudi Keyser, Great Ormond Street Hospital (Interim)
  • Rosa Losa, Medirest
  • Gavin Loud, TNS Catering
  • Lee Taylor, Academy

Chef of the Year Award

  • Chris Durham, TNS Catering
  • Dave Mercer, Impact Food Group
  • Raheem Morgan, Chartwells
  • Scott Tame, Care UK
  • Wayne Wright, Bidfood

Contract Caterer of the Year Award

  • CleverChefs
  • Impact Food Group
  • Olive Dining
  • The Pantry Catering
  • Waltham Forest Catering

Education Catering Award

  • Blackpool Catering Services
  • Dolce Schools Catering
  • Jane Ford, TNS Catering
  • Isle Education Catering Team
  • Raheem Morgan, Chartwells

Health and Nutrition Award

  • ISS UK
  • Compass Group
  • Country Court
  • Aramark UK
  • Impact on Urban Health

Hospital Catering Award

  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
  • NHS Food Review Expert Panel
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation Award

  • Blackpool Catering Services
  • Elior UK
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Nottingham Catering
  • Argyll & Bute Council

Marketing Award

  • Aramark
  • Barnsley Schools Catering
  • University of Leicester
  • Norse Catering
  • Sodexo

Special Contribution Award

  • Food for Life Scotland
  • Food Matters
  • NHS Food Review Expert Panel
  • Duncan O'Neill, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • School Food Matters

Sustainability Award

  • Brakes
  • King's College London Food Team
  • Nottingham Catering
  • Argyll & Bute Council
  • University of Bristol

Team of the Year Award

  • Bidfood Education and Healthcare Team
  • ESS
  • Sodexo
  • Stepping Hill Hospital
  • University of Leicester

Training and Apprenticeship Award

  • Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • John Holden, Cheshire College
  • Signature Dining
  • Jane Stapleton, Impact Food Group
  • Matt Vernon, Academy

University Catering Award

  • Cardiff University
  • King's College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Chester

Unsung Hero

  • Lisa Connellan, King's College London
  • Caroline Lloyd, Care UK
  • Mark Meacham, HC-One
  • Anna Narloch-Bryan, Juniper Ventures
  • College Court Team, University of Leicester

You can book your places at the Public Sector Catering Awards online. Tickets include a pre-dinner drinks reception on arrival (6.45pm), a three-course dinner (7.30pm), awards ceremony and after dinner entertainment until 1am. 

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Written by
Edward Waddell