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Gordon Ramsay joins elite band of triple Catey winners

13 July 2006
Gordon Ramsay joins elite band of triple Catey winners

One of the UK's leading chefs has stormed into Caterer and Hotelkeeper‘s record books to become the third winner of three Cateys in their career.

Gordon Ramsay‘s hat trick was completed on Tuesday evening at a spectacular Catey awards ceremony, when he was presented with the coveted Restaurateur of the Year -Independent award.

The award recognised his latest opening, Maze, in London's Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel, which achieved a Michelin star within eight months. He was also praised for taking his group global with his Japanese venture and his new restaurant in New York, opening later this year.

He told Caterer: "The Cateys are without doubt the hospitality industry's equivalent of the Oscars, so it's a huge privilege to be receiving this accolade.

"Of course, none of this would be possible were it not for the fantastic team that supports me. I am absolutely thrilled."

Ramsay, who has previously received the Chef and Newcomer of the Year awards in 2000 and 1995 respectively, joins chef Michel Roux and Andrew and Jacquie Pern of the Star Inn in Helmsley, north Yorkshire, with three Cateys.

Other winners on the star-studded night at London's Grosvenor House hotel were Mark McQuater, chief executive of Barracuda Group, who received the Pub and Bar Industry award for his innovative approach to developing the group.

Robert Cook, chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin hotels was named Manager of the Year for his development of both brands, his management style, passion and hands-on approach.

Newcomer of the Year went to the Galvin brothers for their Galvin Bistrot de Luxe on London's Baker Street, after it wowed London's foodie crowd when it opened last year.

Lord Sebastian Coe became the first person outside the hospitality industry to receive a Catey when he was awarded the Special Award for masterminding London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

If you weren't at this year's Cateys, but want to sample the atmosphere of the night then see our Caterer TV webcast here >>

View winners profiles here >>

Winners in full

Best Group Marketing Campaign - sponsored by Nestlé FoodservicesExclusive Hotels

Best Independent Marketing Campaign - sponsored by Autograph FoodserviceThe Lavender House

Menu of the Year - sponsored by QuornThe Albion, Clifton Village, Bristol

Pub and Bar Operator of the Year - sponosored by BookerSteph Barton and Paul Spencer

Pub and Bar Industry Award - sponsored by MICROS-Fidelio UKMark McQuater

Tourism Award - sponsored by CatererSearch.com Terry Holmes

Food Service Caterer of the Year - sponsored by P&G Professional Robyn Jones

Public Sector Caterer of the Year - sponsored by apetito Alan Tuckwood

Newcomer of the Year - sponsored by Christie + CoGalvin Bistro de Luxe, London

Chef Award - sponsored by Fresh Direct Bruce Poole, Chez Bruce, London

Hotel of the Year - Group - sponsored by JohnsonDiversey Soho hotel, London

Hotel of the Year - Independent - sponsored by Colliers Robert BarryThe Chester Grosvenor and Spa

Education and Training Award - sponsored by The Consortium of Caterers and Adminstrators (in Education) Eddie McIntyre

Restaurateur of the Year - Independent - sponsored by BrakesGordon Ramsay

Restaurateur of the Year - Group - sponsored by BunzlNick Basing

Manager of the Year - sponsored by Dudson GroupRobert Cook

Special Award - sponsored by American Express
Lord Sebastian Coe

By Emily Manson

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