2019 Cateys Winners

July 2019

On 2 July, 1,200 of the industry’s finest swarmed to London’s Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel to celebrate the Cateys 2019

Master Innholder and St. Julian Scholar Sally Beck FIH MI was recognised with two accolades, Manager of the Year Award and Accessibility Award, for her work at the Royal Lancaster London, after being described as “one of the most naturally gifted and inspirational leaders of her time”.

Rudding Park, led by general manager Peter Banks FIH MI, took the Hotel of the Year – Independent Award back home to Harrogate, while Gareth Banner FIH MI and his team celebrated The Ned’s Hotel of the Year – Group Award.

The full list of winners:

Best Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Amadeus – Inception Group, London

Manager of the Year, sponsored by HRC – Sally Beck, Royal Lancaster London

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Bookatable – Hickory, Edinburgh

Accessibility Award, sponsored by Blue Badge Access Awards 2019 – Royal Lancaster London

Newcomer Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods – Paul Foster, Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon

Menu of the Year, sponsored by Teflon™ nonstick coatings – Inver, Argyll and Bute

Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Alaska Seafood – Battlesteads hotel and restaurant, Northumberland

Pub and Bar Award, sponsored by Britvic – Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Green Man, Essex

Restaurateur of the Year – Independent, sponsored by OpenTable – Paul Ainsworth, No 6, Rojano’s in the Square, and the Mariners; Cornwall

Restaurateur of the Year – Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division – Huw Gott and Will Beckett, Hawksmoor

Best Employer Award, sponsored by Rapport – The Grand Brighton

Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award, sponsored by William Grant & Sons – Sandia Chang, Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table, London

Health and Nutrition Award, sponsored by Upfield – Fish City Belfast

Public Sector Caterer Award, sponsored by Premier Foods – Matthew White, University of Reading and TUCO

Education and Training Award, sponsored by Bidfood – Andrew Boer, Edge Hotel School, Essex

Hotel of the Year – Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division – The Ned London

Hotel of the Year – Independent, sponsored by Criton – Rudding Park, Harrogate

Foodservice Caterer Award, sponsored by Zenith Hygiene & Diversity – Phil Roker, Vacherin, London

Chef Award, sponsored by Brakes – Paul Ainsworth

International Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Knorr Professional – Francis Mallman

Special Award, sponsored by CH&Co – Ken McCulloch, Dakota

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Berkeley Scott – Shaun Hill, Walnut Tree, Abergavenny


Congratulations to all the Cateys 2019 winners.

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