IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before submitting a nomination or placing a table booking you will be required to register. On doing so, you will receive an email, please click the link to confirm.

You will then be able to complete your nomination or booking.

Return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account, amend or alter your nomination or guest names by closing date Wednesday 30th June.

For any queries please contact Jade Bayley - Jade.Bayley@jacobsmediagroup.com.

Business and Industry Caterer of the Year

This award is open to foodservice businesses of all sizes that operate in the business and industry sector of foodservice.

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Education Caterer of the Year

This award is open to contract and local authority catering businesses of all sizes that operate in the education sector of foodservice, including state schools, independent schools, academies, free schools, further and higher education.

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Healthcare Caterer of the Year

This award is open to contract and local authority catering businesses of all sizes that operate in the healthcare sector, including hospitals and care catering settings.

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General Manager of the Year

This award is open to individuals with overall responsibility for a single site within any sector of the foodservice industry.

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Regional Manager of the Year

This award is open to individuals who have responsibility for multiple sites within any sector of the foodservice industry.

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Chef of the Year

This award is open to an individual with chef manager responsibilities, including team management, food production, ordering and budget management. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Trainee Chef of the Year

This award is open to a chef currently taking part in a foodservice apprenticeship scheme or training programme, or graduating from one in 2019. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Chef Manager of the Year

This award is open to an individual with chef manager responsibilities, including team management, food production, ordering and budget management. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Front of House Team of the Year

This award is open to teams that work in front of house in all sectors of the contract and local authority foodservice industry, including event catering, staff dining, leisure and reception services. Nominations can relate to both private sites and those open to the general public.

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CSER Award

This award will recognise the foodservice or local authority catering business that has taken the most innovative steps to demonstrate corporate social responsibility in the past 12 months. This should reflect the three pillars of CSR: economic, social and environment. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Healthy Eating Champion

This award is open to individuals that promote healthy choices and encourages customers and colleagues to lead healthier lifestyles. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Rising Star Award

This award is open to individuals at the start of their career in foodservice, achieving remarkable things within their role and business. Entrants must have worked in the foodservice industry for no longer than five years as of May 2019 and can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Salesperson of the Year

This award is open to an individual with sales responsibility within any sector of foodservice. The winning entry will focus on the last 12 months and it will clearly demonstrate the scope of the nominee’s sales performance within their organisation, year-on-year progress and an ability to work with and challenge colleagues to drive business growth. In addition, the winning entry will demonstrate a commitment to going ‘above and beyond’, while delivering value and a first-class service to clients and customers.

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People and Training Award

This award will go to an individual, team or group that has demonstrated an innovative and understanding approach to people in a trying year for people management. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice, including event catering, staff dining, retail and leisure, healthcare and education.

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Innovation Award

This award will go to an individual, team or company that has demonstrated innovation through the introduction of a new concept, product, service, process, marketing initiative or business opportunity that responds to the particular needs of the foodservice industry in the UK. Entrants can come from any sector of foodservice.

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Best Use of Technology Award

From payment solutions and social media to staff e-learning and loyalty schemes, this award will recognise businesses and individuals delivering technology innovation that makes a tangible difference to their businesses.

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Supplier Excellence Award

This award will be given to a company offering goods or services to the foodservice sector. Nominations can be submitted by any supplying company or foodservice operator. The winning entry will clearly demonstrate that it has consistently delivered value to clients and end users, helping them develop their proposition and deliver a service that exceeds client expectations while making demonstrable benefit to bottom line. The winning supplier can be a product manufacturer, distributor, consultant or service provider in areas such as recruitment or IT.

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Extra Mile Award

This award is open to a person or a team working in any sector of the foodservice industry. Going the extra mile could involve anticipating customer needs, helping colleagues or supporting their local community. Please include a supporting statement from colleagues and senior management and, where possible, testimonials.

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Outstanding Contribution Award

This award is open to someone who has enjoyed success over a prolonged period in the industry and could hail from any part of the foodservice business. The winner will have made a significant contribution to the industry over and above their core role. They will command respect from their peers and colleagues alike.

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