Cateys 2013: Le Gavroche and Simon Rogan in double wins

02 July 2013 by
Cateys 2013: Le Gavroche and Simon Rogan in double wins

Both Le Gavroche and Simon Rogan scored doubles at the 30th Cateys last night, collecting two trophies each at the hospitality industry's most prestigious awards ceremony.

Silvano Giraldin, who spent 37 years front of house at Le Gavroche until he retired five years ago, picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala dinner on Tuesday at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

And his longtime colleague, TV personality and two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, chef-patron of the restaurant, picked up the Special Award.

Both were praised for their efforts promoting front-of-house careers over the past 12 months.

Commenting on Giraldin's award, Caterer and Hotelkeeper group editor Mark Lewis said: "In 37 years of loyal service at Le Gavroche, Silvano redefined great front-of-house service and inspired new generations of restaurant managers."

It is unprecedented for one person to win both chef and restaurateur awards in one year and it tops a busy year for Rogan who achieved two Michelin stars in October 2012 and headed the relaunch of the French restaurant at the Midland hotel, Manchester, to rave reviews in March.

The full list of winners were:

Best Group Marketing Campaign
Ugly Fish Friday by Lusso

Best Independent Marketing Campaign Vincent Café , Vincent Hotel, Southport, Merseyside

Manager of the Year Fred Sirieix, Galvin at Windows, London Hilton on Park Lane

Best Use of Technology Award Sodexo

Accessibility Award One Great George Street, London

Restaurateur of the Year - Independent Simon Rogan, L'Enclume, Cumbria; Roganic, London, the French, The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Restaurateur of the Year - Group Andy Bassadone, Côte

Sustainable Business Award The Lovat, Inverness-shire

Pub and Bar Award James and Kate Mackenzie, The Pipe & Glass, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Education and Training Award John Cousins, The Food and Beverage Training Company

Hotel of the Year - Group Hotel 41, London

Hotel of the Year - Independent The Pig, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Health and Nutrition Award Compass Group UK & Ireland

Public Sector Caterer Award Anne Bull, Rhonda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Menu of the Year Sticky Walnut, Chester

Foodservice Caterer Award Mike Sunley, Lexington Catering

Newcomer Award Ollie Dabbous, Dabbous, London

Chef Award Simon Rogan, L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

Special Award Michel Roux Jnr

Lifetime Achievement Award Silvano Giraldin


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