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Aston Villa wins six trophies at Official Football Hospitality Awards

Aston Villa wins six trophies at Official Football Hospitality Awards

Aston Villa Football Club was the big winner at this year's Official Football Hospitality Awards, netting six awards including the 2012 Overall Match-day Hospitality Experience title.

The in-house catering team at Villa Park took home top prizes in three other categories: Chef Team of the Year, the Green Award and Match-day Hospitality Experience in the Premier League.

Aston Villa also scooped silver for the Media Choice Award and bronze for Conference & Events Sales & Marketing, building on the club's success at last year's ceremony, when it took home five awards.

The awards, which took place last week at the American Express Community stadium - home to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club - are now in their eighth year and recognise the efforts shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every UK football club.

Each club that took part in the awards was independently visited by a professional catering judge from Salon Culinaire over a period of six months and marked on criteria including service efficiency, food quality and venue standards.


FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Media Choice Award WINNER - Manchester City FC (Lindley Venue Catering)
SILVER - Aston Villa FC
BRONZE - Newcastle United FC (Sodexo)

Directors Choice in League 2 WINNER - Bradford City FC

Directors Choice in League 1 WINNER - MK Dons FC (Lindley Venue Catering)

Directors Choice in the Championship WINNER - Brighton & Hove Albion FC (Elior)

Directors Choice in the Scottish Premier League WINNER - Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (Lindley Venue Catering)

Directors Choice in the Premier League WINNER - Everton FC (Sodexo)

Chef Team of the Year, sponsored by Salon Culinaire WINNER - Aston Villa FC
SILVER - Everton FC (Sodexo)
BRONZE - Morecambe FC
BRONZE - Newcastle United FC (Sodexo)

Conference & Events Sales & Marketing Award WINNER - Swansea City FC (Facilities Management Catering)
SILVER - Manchester City FC (Lindley Venue Catering)
BRONZE - Aston Villa FC

Special Achievement Award WINNER - Kath Cassidy, Newcastle United FC (Sodexo)
SILVER - Ruth Melton, Brighton & Hove Albion FC (Elior)
BRONZE - David Tougher, Hampden Park Stadium (Sodexo)

Star for the Future Award WINNER - Joshua Isaac, Swansea City FC
SILVER - Scott Matheson, Hampden Park Stadium (Sodexo)
BRONZE - Matthew Joy, Stoke City FC

The Green Award WINNER - Aston Villa FC
SILVER - Brighton & Hove Albion FC (Elior)
BRONZE - Wembley Stadium FC (Delaware North)

Fans Choice Award - The Football Pie League WINNER - Arsenal FC
SILVER - Brighton & Hove Albion FC (Elior)
BRONZE - Chelsea FC (Compass Group)

Match-day Hospitality Award in League 2 WINNER - Morecambe FC

Match-day Hospitality Award in League 1 WINNER - AFC Bournemouth

Match-day Hospitality Award in the Championship WINNER - Birmingham City FC

Match-day Hospitality Award in Scottish Premier & National Stadia WINNER - Hampden Park Stadium (Sodexo)

Match-day Hospitality Award in the Premier League & National Stadia WINNER - Aston Villa FC

Overall Match-day Hospitality Experience Award WINNER - Aston Villa FC
SILVER - Newcastle United FC (Sodexo)
BRONZE - Hampden Park Stadium (Sodexo)

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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