Acorns Alumni event at South Lodge hotel: last few spaces remaining

02 July 2021 by
Acorns Alumni event at South Lodge hotel: last few spaces remaining

The last few places for the Acorn Alumni event to celebrate 35 years of The Caterer's Acorn Awards are still available.

The event at South Lodge hotel in Horsham (pictured) will allow past Acorn Award winners to catch up with their peers, with members of The Caterer team and some of the Acorn judges at a dinner on Monday 19 July.

Lisa Jenkins, managing editor, of The Caterer, said: "We are very excited to see both recent and early winners of our Acorns booked into South Lodge for the Acorns Alumni event on 19 July. We have some big names in the industry joining us: chefs, hoteliers, contract caterers and restaurateurs. It will be an excellent opportunity to get together and talk about the future of hospitality."

Past winners can join their colleagues just for dinner or take full advantage of a special Acorn winner's rate and enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast and use of South Lodge's award-winning spa facilities.

David Connell, general manager at South Lodge, said: "We are delighted to be able to host the very first Acorn Awards Alumni event at South Lodge hotel on 19 July. After what has been a tumultuous 18 months for the world as a whole and our industry, it is a great opportunity to be able to welcome former winners to socialise and network with their fellow award recipients and to see where they all are now in their careers.

"This year marks the 35th year of the awards, meaning there now more than 1,000 members of this very exclusive club. Join us for a relaxed and informal evening to enjoy a delicious barbecue, wines and drinks within the 93 acres of the South Lodge estate. The special overnight rate includes dinner, wines, breakfast and access to our spa facilities until 2pm the following day."

If you are an Acorn winner and interested in attending, please email

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