There are just ten days left to nominate the bright young stars in your business for the 2019 Acorn Awards.
The awards, sponsored by CH&Co, recognise 30 of the most exciting hospitality operators under the age of 30 and welcome entrants from all sectors of hospitality – pubs, bars and restaurants to hotels and foodservice operators.
Now in their 33rd year, the Acorn Awards have recognised and honoured many people who have gone on to become big names in the industry over the years, including 2016 Hotelier of the Year Craig Bancroft of Northcote in Langho, Lancashire; Edward Fitzpatrick, deputy general manager at the Lygon Arms Hotel; Alistair Birt, head pastry chef at Harrods, London; Adam Rowledge, general manager at Georgian House hotel; and chefs Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing and Tommy Banks.
There are only three criteria for nominees: they must work in the hospitality industry; be under the age of 30 on 17 June 2019; and be available for the winners’ weekend, which will take place at Coworth Park hotel, Ascot, Berkshire on the 16 and 17 June 2019.
The closing date for nominations is 15 February 2019.
Nominations for the 2019 Acorn Awards should be completed online by visiting www.acornawards.co.uk
The sponsor: CH&Co
CH&Co creates exciting and uplifting food and hospitality experiences for people across all life stages and locations, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education and healthcare. Our success is down to our talented people, who are our greatest asset; from the chefs and on-site teams serving our customers to our people working in our offices supporting our operations and clients.
Inspiring the next generation of talent is very important to us and our focus on supporting and nurturing rising stars to help them get the most out of their roles and fulfil their ambitions never stops.
Today the alumni of previous Acorn Awards hold many of the key leadership roles in our industry, so we’re therefore very proud to play a part in supporting this inspirational initiative to recognise and celebrate the next generation of hospitality leaders.
The venue: Coworth Park
Coworth Park is the Dorchester Collection’s 70-room luxury country house hotel with Michelin-starred dining set in 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland.
Restaurant Coworth Park is led by Adam Smith, considered to be one of the UK’s most talented executive chefs with a reputation for accomplished, classically based cooking with modern presentation. Last year Smith was awarded the Hotel Catey for Hotel Chef of the Year (fewer than 250 covers).
The estate includes an eco-luxury spa with indoor pool. It is the only UK hotel with its own polo fields and a full programme of polo tournaments, managed by Guards Polo Club.
The hotel, which is ranked at number 20 in The Caterer’s Hoteliers’ Hotels list 2018, also offers relaxed dining in the Barn.