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Daniel Boulud and Nico Ladenis honoured at Cateys 2015

08 July 2015 by
Daniel Boulud and Nico Ladenis honoured at Cateys 2015

Iconic chef-restaurateurs Daniel Boulud and Nico Ladenis were both honoured with prestigious awards at this year's Cateys, which took place at a glittering awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, tonight (Tuesday 7 July).

Boulud - who is famed the world over for his Dinex Group of restaurants, including New York City's two-Michelin-starred Daniel restaurant and London's Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - took the International Outstanding Achievement Award, now in its second year having last year been won by Nobu Matsuhisa.

Meanwhile, Ladenis, who won three Michelin stars and a rare 10 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide for his restaurant Nico at Ninety in London in the mid 1990s, inspiring a generation of British chefs in the process, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Both Boulud and Ladenis appeared in person to collect their awards alongside more than 1,200 of their peers at what is regarded as the Oscars of the hospitality industry.

Meanwhile, the special award went to Stephen Moss, who this year celebrates 25 years of involvement with Springboard Group, the charity he founded that has helped so many young people forge successful careers in hospitality.

"It was an absolute privilege and an honour to be joined by one of the world's most self-effacing and respected chefs, Daniel Boulud, and culinary giant Nico Ladenis, whose work is legendary," said The Caterer editor Amanda Afiya.

"Celebrating our 32nd Catey Awards, we were once again very proud to welcome the finest hoteliers, restaurateurs, foodservice operators and chefs to the Grosvenor House. The energy in the room was quite extraordinary and we congratulate all our winners who of course join our iconic Cateys Academy."

During the event, industry charity Hospitality Action unveiled a hard-hitting new advertising campaign featuring Jason Atherton, Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts.

Cateys 2015 winners

Accessibility Award Sponsored by Shieldyourself

Winner: Hoe Grange Holidays

Best Employer Award Sponsored by Amadeus

Winner: 45 Park Lane
Highly Commended: Georgian House

Best Marketing Campaign Award Sponsored by Compass Group: The Idea Works

Winner: GG Hospitality
Highly Commended: Red's True Barbecue

Best Use of Technology Award Sponsored by the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)

Winner: Eden Foodservice
Highly Commended: Wahaca

Chef Award Sponsored by the Craft Guild of Chefs

Winner: Sat Bains, Restaurant Sat Bains

Education and Training Award Sponsored by HIT Training

Winner: David McKown, University of Sheffield

Foodservice Caterer Award Sponsored by Zenith Hygiene Group

Winner: Wendy Bartlett, Bartlett Mitchell

Health and Nutrition Award Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

Winner: Bridgwater College Catering Team

Hotel of the Year - Group Award Sponsored by Bunzl

Winner: The London Edition

Hotel of the Year - Independent Award Sponsored by Sky

Winner: Gravetye Manor

Manager of the Year Award Sponsored by JJ Food Service

Winner: David Taylor, Starwood Capital Group

Newcomer Award Sponsored by ACT Clean

Winner: Kenny Atkinson, House of Tides

Pub and Bar Award Sponsored by BT Sport

Winner: Andreas Akerlund, Patrik Franzen and Marc Francis Baum, Barworks

Public Sector Caterer Award Sponsored by Seafish

Winner: Julie Barker, TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation)

Restaurateur of the Year - Group Award Sponsored by Bunzl

Winner: Karen Forrester, TGI Friday's

Restaurateur of the Year - Independent Award Sponsored by Brakes

Winner: Jyotin , Karam and Sunaina Sethi, JKS Restaurants

Sustainable Business Award Sponsored by PepsiCo

Winner: Wahaca

Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award Sponsored by The Balvenie

Winner: Xavier Rousset, wine consultant and founder of Texture and 28°-50°

Menu of the Year Award Sponsored by Quorn

Winner: Ox, Belfast

International Outstanding Achievement Award Sponsored by CH&Co Group

Winner: Daniel Boulud

Special Award Sponsored by Filmbankmedia

Winner: Stephen Moss, chairman, the Springboard Group

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsored by Cartwheel Recruitment

Winner: Nico Ladenis

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