With just over two weeks left to enter, time is running out for you to enter your rising stars under the age of 30 for The Caterer’s 2020 Acorn Awards.
Now in their 34th 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 chefs Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing and the late Gary Rhodes; founder of Soho House Nick Jones; and Tim Axe, commercial director, Benugo.
There are only three criteria to enter, if you are nominating someone for an Acorn Award: they must work in the hospitality industry; be under the age of 30 on 30 May 2020 and be available for the winners’ weekend, which will take place at South Lodge Hotel & Spa in Horsham, West Sussex on the 31 May and 1 June 2020.
The Acorn Awards are organised in partnership with headline sponsor CH&Co. Terry Waldron, chief operating officer at CH&Co, commented: “The 2019 Acorn Awards weekend was an energy fuelled celebration of the Acorn winners and their fantastic achievements to date. I really enjoyed getting to know the individuals and watching the different characters bond and approach the challenges the activities posed.”
This year, the Wine & Sprit Education Trust (WSET) joins CH&Co as the Acorn Award’s training partner, and Graham Cox, business development director, for WSET UK, added: “We are delighted to be supporting the Acorn Awards. Our mission at WSET is to inspire and empower professionals in the trade at every level so working with these awards to recognise the hospitality industry’s up and coming young talent is a natural fit for us.”