Chantelle Nicholson, Conor Spacey and Deri Reed have all been shortlisted for the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s new chef of the year award at its Food Made Good Awards.
The chefs are among 45 shortlisted for the various awards, which recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that food can be delicious, ethical and sustainable
Young’s Pubs has been shortlisted for the Celebrate Local and Seasonal and the Source Fish Responsibly categories. The latter also includes Yo!, which features among the final three for the Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well categories.
The shortlist for the Support Global Farmers award includes Nando’s and The Restaurant Group, which is also in the running for the Value Natural Resources award. JD Wetherspoon is in the final three in two categories: Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well. Costa Coffee is among the finalists for the Support the Community award.
The winners of the 20 Food Made Good Awards will be revealed at a special ceremony hosted by Melissa Hemsley, at Troxy, London, on 5 November.
Raymond Blanc, president of the SRA, said: “The Food Made Good Awards are the perfect platform for shining a light on those kitchens and the teams working in them, that are using incredible creativity and taking risks to help their customers make food choices that are good for them and the planet. Every chef and restaurateur will take inspiration from this shortlist of dozens of inspiring ideas and initiatives successfully implemented by their industry colleagues.”
Blanc’s Sustainability Hero 2019 will also be revealed at the ceremony, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tim Lang.
A full list of categories and the shortlisted restaurants are available here.
The judging panel for the awards consisted of a representative of each category sponsor, industry and issue specific experts as well as one of the SRA’s board of directors.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a non-profit membership organisation supporting restaurants to become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out.