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CatererSearch 100 – the full list

CatererSearch 100 – the full list

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.


Click on the names below to view the full profile of those who has made the CatererSearch 100 list this year.



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 1 Gordon Ramsay  Gordon Ramsay Holdings
 2  Jamie Oliver  Fifteen and Bambino
 3  Grant Hearn  Travelodge
 4  Tim Clarke  Mitchells & Butlers
 5  Andrew Cosslett  InterContinental Hotel Group
 6  Andrew Page  The Restaurant Group
 7  Graham Turner  Tragus
 8  Heston Blumenthal  The Fat Duck, Hinds Head
 9  Richard Cousins  Compass Group
 10  David Page  Clapham House Group
 11  Ian Carter  Hilton Hotels Corporation
 12  Philip Jansen  Sodexho UK & Ireland
 13  Nick Basing  Groupe Chez Gérard
 14  Rick Stein  Seafood Restaurant
 15  James Horler  La Tasca
 16  Alastair Storey  BaxterStorey
 17  Simon Kossoff  Carluccio’s
 18  Robert Cook  Malmaison
 19  Alan Parker  Whitbread
 20  Giles Thorley  Punch Taverns
 21  Chris Heath  Gondola Holdings
 22  Michael Caines  Abode, Gidleigh Park
 23  Des Gunewardena  Conran Holdings
 24  Ted Tuppen  Enterprise Inns
 25  Andrew Main  Aramark UK
 26  William Baxter  BaxterStorey
 27  Jürgen Giesbert  Marriott
 28  Mark Derry  Premium Casual Dining
 29  Robyn Jones  Charlton House
 30  David Michels  Ex-Hilton, president of BHA
 31  Richard Balfour Lynn  Warwick Balfour Lynn
 32  Mark Edwards  Nobu
 33  Sir Roy Gardner  Compass Group
 34  Mike Audis  Elior UK
 35  David Orr  City Inn
 36  Ian Neill  Wagamama
 37  Robin Rowland  Yo! Sushi
 38  Ian El-Mokadem  Compass Group
 39  Raymond Blanc  Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
 40  Chris Copner  Compass Group
 41  Tim and Kit Kemp  Firmdale Hotels
 42  Rooney Anand  Greene King
 43  Michael Flaxman  Accor
 44  Alan Yau  Busaba Eathai, Hakkasan & Yauatcha
 45  Richard Corrigan  Lindsay House, Bentley’s
 46  Marco Pierre White  White Star Line, Frankie’s Italian Bar and Grill
 47  Surinder Arora  Arora International
 48  Mike Johnson  Sodexho UK & Ireland
 49  Sir Rocco Forte

 Rocco Forte Hotels

 50  Richard Caring  Signature Restaurants and Caprice Holdings
 51  Rick Holroyd and Nick Howe  Holroyd Howe
 52  Chris and Jeff Galvin  Galvin BistrotDe Luxe, Galvin at Windows
 53  Rainer Becker  Zuma & Roka
 54  John Campbell  The Vineyard at Stockcross
 55  Peter Lederer  Gleneagles
 56  Graham Gilbert  OCS
 57  Nigel Platts-Martin  The Square, Chez Bruce, The Glasshouse, La Trompette, Ledbury
 58  Giorgio Locatelli  Locanda Locatelli
 59  Geoffrey Harrison  Harrison Catering
 60  Simon James  Eden Foodservice
 61  Robby Enthoven  Nando’s
 62  Tim Bacon & Jeremy Roberts  Living Ventures
 63  Michel and Alain Roux  The Waterside Inn
 64  Gerry Ford  Caffè Nero Group
 65  Ralph Findlay  Wolverhampton & Dudley
 66  Gordon Campbell Gray  Campbell Gray Hotels
 67  Albert & Michel Roux  Le Gavroche
 68  Tony and Raj Matharu  Grange Hotels
 69  Richard Shepherd  Langan’s Brasseries
 70  Mark Hix  Caprice Holdings
 71  Julian Metcalfe  Pret A Manger, Itsu
 72  Gary Rhodes  Rhodes Twenty Four, Rhodes Restaurant at Calabash Hotel
 73  David Guile  Macdonald Hotels
 74  John Jarvis  Jarvis Hotels
 75  Brian Turner  Millennium Hotel London and Turner’s Grill
 76  Nick Jones  Soho House
 77  Claudio Pulze  A–Z Restaurants, Cuisine Collection
 78  John Hutson  JD Wetherspoon
 79  John Derkach  Costa Coffee
 80  Marlon Abela  MARC
 81  Jasminder Singh  Radisson Edwardian
 82  Adam & Sam Kaye  Tasty
 83  Marcus Wareing  Pétrus, Savoy Grill, Banquette
 84  Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou  easyHotel, easyPizza
 85  Michelle Hanson  Sodexho UK
 86  Mark McQuater  Barracuda
 87  Jeremy King & Chris Corbin  CKL Restaurants
 88  Namita and Camellia Panjabi, Ranjit Mathrani  Masala World
 89  Nigel Haworth & Craig Bancroft  Northcote Manor, Ribble Valley Inns
 90  Danny Pecorelli  Exclusive Hotels
 91  Andrew Davis  Von Essen Hotels
 92  Mitchell Tonks  FishWorks
 93  Tim West  Lexington Catering
 94  Andrew Guy  Gourmet Holdings
 95  Oliver Peyton  Inn the Park & other
 96  Bruce Poole  Chez Bruce, La Trompette, Glasshouse
 97  Tom Aikens  Tom Aikens and Tom’s Kitchen
 98  Tim Scoble  Thistle Hotels
 99  Paul Heathcote Heathcotes Restaurants
 100  Andrew Pern  Star Inn at Harome & The Star at Scampston


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