Albert and Michel Roux were the big winners in Tuesday night's Cateys at London's Grosvenor House, picking up the specially commissioned Silver Catey award, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the hospitality industry Oscars.
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The Roux brothers beat off strong competition from Gordon Ramsay, Sir Terence Conran, Sir Rocco Forte and Marco Pierre White to pick up the Silver Catey, in a vote decided by users of Caterersearch.com and readers of Caterer and Hotelkeeper.
More than 1,000 of hospitality's most important decision makers were witness to the spectacular occasion, which saw Harry Murray, managing director of Lucknam Park Hotel, picking up the Lifetime Achievement award for his long and distinguished service to the hotel industry.
Elsewhere, there was a double success for John Campbell, the executive chef and head of food and beverage at The Vineyard at Stockcross, as he picked up both the chef award and the education and training award.
Cateys 2008: Full list of winners
Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey
Best Group Marketing Campaign Best Western Hotels
Best Independent Marketing Campaign
The Vineyard at Stockcross & Donnington Valley Hotel
Best Use of Technology Domino's Pizza
John Campbell, executive chef/head of food and beverage, The Vineyard at Stockcross
Education and Training Award John Campbell, executive chef/head of food and beverage, The Vineyard at Stockcross
Food Service Caterer Award Kate Martin, managing partner, The Brookwood Partnership
Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk
Hotel of the Year - Group The Stafford, London
Hotel of the Year - Independent
The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Argyll, Scotland
Leisure and Tourism Award
David Sharpe, managing director, The London Eye
Manager of the Year Duncan Pitfield, general manager, Skylon/The Royal Exchange Grand Café and Bar
Tom Kitchin, chef/owner, The Kitchin, Edinburgh
Pub and Bar Award
Rupert Clevely, managing director, Geronimo Inns
Public Sector Caterer Award
Alison McCree, associate director of facilities, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Restaurateur of the Year - Group
Simon Kossoff, managing director, Carluccio's Caffe
Restaurateur of the Year - Independent
Anthony Demetre & Will Smith, owners, Wild Honey/Arbutus
Menu of the Year
Scott's Restaurant, London
Anne Pierce, chief executive, Springboard
Lifetime Harry Murray, managing director, Lucknam Park Hotel
Albert and Michel Roux
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