Cateys 2023 shortlist revealed

27 April 2023 by
Cateys 2023 shortlist revealed

The Caterer has revealed the shortlist for the 2023 Catey awards, which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.

In a milestone year for the biggest awards of their kind in the hospitality industry, the internationally renowned Cateys will recognise the strongest performers, latest emerging brands and highest flyers in the sector, as determined by the industry itself.

More than 100 judges, chosen for their expertise and industry knowledge, and past success as Catey winners themselves, met this week for three days of intense debate to discuss the nominees and produce our shortlist.

The winners, representing British hospitality at its best, will be revealed at a glittering event on 4 July at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

To buy tickets for the event, visit the Cateys website and to explore sponsorship opportunities contact

The Cateys 2023 shortlist

Best Marketing Campaign Award

Sponsored by Amadeus

  • The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield
  • Corinthia London
  • The Genuine Dining Co
  • The Grove, Hertfordshire
  • The Real Food Café and Forth Valley Food & Drink, Stirling

Manager of the Year Award

  • Chris Eigelaar, the Belfry Hotel and Resort
  • Craig Hancox, Amadeus
  • Francisco Macedo, Cliveden House
  • Darren Sweetland, Mollie's Motels
  • Nicola Underhill, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Best Use of Technology Award

  • The Elms, Worcestershire
  • The Lowry hotel, Manchester
  • Rockliffe Hall, Darlington

Accessibility Award

Sponsored by Blue Badge Access Awards

  • AbleStay, London
  • Hotel Brooklyn Leicester
  • Hilton London Metropole

Newcomer Award

Sponsored by the Motion Picture Licensing Company

  • Artezzan Restaurant & Bar, Chester
  • Cavita, London
  • Culinera
  • The Terrace, Isle of Wight

Health and Nutrition Award

  • Eurest
  • Restaurant Associates
  • Thomas Franks

Sustainable Business Award

  • Lamington Group
  • Peach Pubs
  • Pigs Head Pub Co
  • Red Carnation Hotel Collection
  • Wahaca

Pub and Bar Award

  • The Audley Public House, London
  • The Black Bull, Sedbergh
  • Chestnut Group
  • Paul Ainsworth Collection
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

Restaurateur of the Year – Independent

  • Adam Handling, Adam Handling Group
  • Sam Harrison, Sam's Riverside
  • Rebecca Mascarenhas, Elystan Street, Church Road, Kitchen W8, Home SW15 and Flour + Water
  • Clare Smyth, CS Hospitality
  • Markus Thesleff, Thesleff Group

Restaurateur of the Year – Group

Sponsored by Entegra Europe

  • Nisha Katona, Mowgli
  • Andy Laurillard, Giggling Squid
  • Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux, Big Mamma Group
  • Alex Reilley, Jake Bishop and Dave Reid, Loungers
  • Martin Williams, Rare Restaurants

Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award

  • Romain Bourger, the Vineyard
  • Stephanie Robertson, Restaurant Associates
  • Agnieszka Swiecka, Mount Street

Public Sector Caterer Award

Sponsored by Bidfood

  • Jayne Jones, Argyll and Bute Council
  • Thomas Pass, Culinera
  • Paul Robottom, Signature Dining

Education and Training Award

Sponsored by Liberty Wines

  • Hilary Cooke, Merlin Business Consultancy
  • Peter Jones, Peter Jones International Hospitality Consultancy
  • Steve Munkley, Craft Guild of Chefs
  • Adele Oxberry, Umbrella Training
  • Jill Whittaker, HIT Training

Hotel of the Year – Group

  • Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
  • Conrad London St James
  • Pan Pacific London
  • Park Plaza London Riverbank
  • Rusacks St Andrews

Hotel of the Year – Independent

Sponsored by Miele

  • Aviator, Hampshire
  • Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire
  • Yorebridge House, Yorkshire

Foodservice Caterer Award

  • Morag Freathy, Eurest
  • Alex Head, Social Pantry
  • Simon Houston & Dave Hawkes, Houston & Hawkes
  • Paul Robottom, Signature Dining

Chef Award

Sponsored by Brakes

  • Sally Abé, Conrad London St James
  • Mark Birchall, Moor Hall
  • Aktar Islam, Opheem
  • Chantelle Nicholson, Apricity
  • Gareth Ward, Ynyshir

The Menu of the Year Award and Best Employer Award shortlists will be published at a later date.

There is no shortlist for the International Outstanding Achievement Award, the Special Award, sponsored by CH&Co, or the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Britvic.

The Caterer would like to thank all its sponsors for the awards. Associate sponsors are Britvic and Matthew Clark, while supporting partners are Harri, Sky, Umbrella Training and Venners.

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