Compass, Mitchells & Butlers and Marston's have the MIDAS touch

30 March 2011 by
Compass, Mitchells & Butlers and Marston's have the MIDAS touch

Compass Group, Mitchells & Butlers and Marstons were the big winners at last week's Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS), each picking up two awards.

The MIDAS awards, held at the Renaissance Hotel, London, were founded in 2009 by the Menu Innovation Network, which is designed to allow menu development managers and group executive chefs to interact and exchange information.

The winners in the 20 categories were chosen by a team of mystery diners and judges. The winner, along with a member from the category sponsor, will take a spot in the Menu Innovation Network's five day research and insight tour of Chicago in May.

Branded Pub Restaurant
Jamie Petch - Mitchells & Butlers for Ember Pub & Dining

Michael Pearson - Intercontinental Hotels

Casual Dining Restaurant
Paul Lewis - Prezzo

City Bar Dining
Ben Keggans - The Orchid Group for Living Room

Coffee / Sandwich Shop
Fiona Cramp - Eat

Community Pub
Ben Jelley - Marston's Inns & Taverns

Simon Xavier - The Restaurant Group for Frankie & Benny's

Jane Wakeling - Compass Group

Head of Food
Nick Vadis - Compass Group

Instore Restaurant
Marianne Jones - WM Morrison Supermarkets

Kids Menu
Nicola Arrow - Marston's Inns & Taverns

New Concept
Jason Radbourn - Punch Taverns for Flaming Grill

Premium Pub Dining
Tim Marchant - Mitchells and Butlers

Premium Staff Dining
Peter Joyner - Elior UK for Linklaters

Louise Direito - Yum

Sport and Leisure
Andy Lowe - David Lloyd

Town & City Pub
Matthew Elsdon - JD Wetherspoon

Ian Brocklehurst - Welcome Break

Value Pub Restaurant
Graeme Warwick - Greene King for Hungry Horse

Workplace Catering Solution
Stephen Holder - Sodexo for Be Original

By Janie Stamford

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