Compass Group and WSH were the big winners at tonight's Foodservice Cateys, picking up five and four awards each at a glittering awards dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel.
Nick Vadis, executive chef at Compass, was named Chef of the Year, while the Group took home the CSR and Procurement awards.
Its executive dining brand Restaurant Associates was named Business & Industry Caterer of the Year while its reception services brand Rapport saw its team at Tower 42 win the Front of House Team of the Year category.
Meanwhile WSH's B&I brand BaxterStorey celebrated as Jamie Stevenson, general manager at law firm Burges Salmon, was awarded Catering Manager of the Year, and account manager Michele Ribaudo won the Regional Manager of the Year Catey.
BaxterStorey's Graham Eveleigh took the Training award and sister business Benugo was named Retail & Leisure Caterer of the Year.
The Outstanding Achievement winners were Leon co-founders Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent for their impressive work on the School Food Plan.
Meanwhile ISS Food & Hospitality and Kings Place Events were both double award winners at tonight's event attended by more than 500 guests from the foodservice and wider hospitality industry.
Comedian, actress and Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc was on-hand to provide the entertainment and The Caterer's chosen charities to support were Hospitality Action and Springboard.
2014 FOODSERVICE CATEYS WINNERS
Catering Manager of the Yearsponsored by Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division
Jamie Stevenson, BaxterStorey
Healthy Eating Championsponsored by Ten Acre
Kate Martin, Brookwood Partnership
Chef Manager of the Yearsponsored by Kerrymaid
Steve Deacon, Sodexo UK & Ireland
Regional Manager of the Yearsponsored by Contract Options
Michele Ribaudo, BaxterStorey
Front of House Team of the Yearsponsored by Salt Hospitality Recruitment
Rapport Guest Services at Tower 42
HR Awardsponsored by Cartwheel Recruitment
Alison Gray, Delaware North Companies
Procurement Team of the Yearsponsored by Tchibo
Compass Group UK & Ireland
Salesperson of the Yearsponsored by The Caterer
Lucy Wright, Kings Place Events
Training Awardsponsored by The Caterer
Graham Eveleigh, BaxterStorey
CSR Awardsponsored by PepsiCo
Compass Group UK & Ireland
Innovation Awardsponsored by Amadeus
The Genuine Dining Co
Extra Mile Awardsponsored by Zenith Hygiene Group
Gerard Jacob, Vacherin
Chef of the Yearsponsored by Reynolds
Nick Vadis, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Healthcare Caterer of the Yearsponsored by Hobart
Event Caterer of the Yearsponsored by Troika
Kings Place Events
Education Caterer of the Yearsponsored by RDA Creative Solutions
ISS Facility Services Education
Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Yearsponsored by Admiral Recruitment
Business & Industry Caterer of the Yearsponsored by Franke Coffee Systems
Outstanding Contribution Awardsponsored by Leathams
Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, co-writers of the School Food Plan and co-founders of Leon Restaurants