Four new categories have been introduced for the Foodservice Cateys to recognise the exciting developments happening in the contract catering industry.
Launching this week, the 2019 awards will include Boutique Caterer of the Year, Best Use of Technology, Rising Star and Trainee Chef of the Year awards for the first time.
Taking place on 11 October 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the Foodservice Cateys, in partnership with Seafood Week, celebrate the individuals, teams and businesses shaping the foodservice industry and working tirelessly to deliver an exceptional service, day in, day out.
While the total number of awards remains the same as 2018, a number of existing categories have been refreshed, while the criteria has been updated and entry process simplified for every award.
"Contract catering is more exciting than ever, and the Foodservice Cateys must reflect this dynamism," said The Caterer's editor Chris Gamm.
"That's why we've introduced a number of new categories this year to reflect the changes happening in the industry and the things that are most important to your customers.
"We've also updated the focus and criteria of several other categories to ensure they are relevant to the roles and functions your teams are delivering.
"Most importantly, we've reviewed the questions in the entry process and amount of information required to save you time, while ensuring the judges have the facts they need to select the most outstanding individuals and operators."
Business and Industry Caterer of the Year
Education Caterer of the Year
Healthcare Caterer of the Year
Event Caterer of the Year
Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year
Boutique Caterer of the Year NEW
General Manager of the Year
Regional Manager of the Year
Chef of the Year
Trainee Chef of the Year NEW
Chef Manager of the Year
Front of House Team of the Year
Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) Award
Healthy Eating Champion
Rising Star Award NEW
Salesperson of the Year
People and Training Award
Best Use of Technology Award NEW
Supplier Excellence Award
Extra Mile Award
Outstanding Contribution Award
Entries are open now and must be submitted before 26 June. To find out more, go to www.foodservicecateys.com