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Hospitality Guild unveils Apprenticeship Awards winners and Young Hall of Fame

03 December 2013 by
Hospitality Guild unveils Apprenticeship Awards winners and Young Hall of Fame

The Hospitality Guild has recognised 27 rising stars by welcoming them into its Young Hall of Fame, as well as handing out six apprenticeship awards.

All the names were announced today at a packed event at the Tower of London, with awards presented by a host of industry heavyweights, including: chef Michel Roux Jr; Royal Academy of Culinary Arts chief executive Sara Jayne Stanes; Babylon at the Roof Gardens restaurant manager Peter Avis; executive chef and chief executive of the Cinnamon Club Vivek Singh; and former general manager of Le Gavroche, Silvano Giraldin.

Speaking ahead of presenting the awards, Michel Roux Jr said: "Apprenticeships are very close to my heart and to the Roux family. We strongly believe in apprenticeships and we strongly believe in passing on our knowledge to the young chefs and front of house coming into our industry.

"Parents have a responsibility to not discourage their children from coming into the industry, and I think that is where we come in too, to encourage youngsters into our industry."

The winners of the second Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards are:

Intermediate Apprentice of the Year - Conan Brooks, chef de partie apprentice, Charnwood Training Group at Launays restaurant in Edwinstowe
Advanced Apprentice of the Year - Connor Black, commis chef, the Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Mentor of the Year - Allister Bishop, executive sous chef, Harrods
Employer of the Year (Large) - The Orchid Group
Employer of the Year (SME) - The Moleface Pub Company, and The Bonnington (Cavendish Hotel) Ltd
Partnership of the Year - Spirit Pub Company and Charnwood Training Group

There were also 27 people inducted into the Hospitality Guild's Young Hall of Fame, all of whom are winners of awards presented by the Guild's constituent organisations. They included:

Matthew Ambrose, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons - Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence, Young Chef of the Year
Sophie Bamford, William Curley - Master Chefs of Great Britain, David Lyell Scholarship
Josh Bingham, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons - Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Award
Hayley Cancea, student - Springboard FutureChef
Ben Cook, Sheffield Hallam University - Springboard Young Guns
Theo Dalton-Maag, Nathan Gayle, and Samuel Jones, Westminster Kingsway College - MasterChefs of Great Britain Asian Junior Chefs Challenge
Holly Dixon, Sheffield Hallam University - Springboard Young Guns
Ruth Hansom, Boundary Restaurant - Master Chefs of Greay Britain Young Chef of the Year, and Craft Guild of Chefs Apprentice Chef of the Year
Lucy Jones, The Ritz - Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence Young Pastry Chef of the Year
Jai V Kadam, Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise - Young Asian Chef of the Year
William Yarney, Westminster Kingsway College - PM Trust and Springboard Kick Start Star of the Future
Charlotte Bonser, The Bowman, Nottingham - Hospitality Guild and People 1st Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2012
Katherine Larsen, Zuma - Academy of Food & Wine Service UK Young Sommelier of the Year
Colleen McCann and Lauren Beavers, South West College, Northern Ireland - Nestlé Toque d'Or 2013
Adam Willis, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons - Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence Young Waiter of the Year
James Field, Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Revenue Management
Nina Fleischle, Sheraton Neues Schloss hotel and Sheraton hotel, Zürich - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Finance
Emma Keeling, Ramada Birmingham North, Cannock - Hospitality Guild and People 1st Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2012
Min Mickevicius, the George in Rye - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Revenue Management
Tania Mitchell, Premier Inn Middle East, Dubai - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Revenue Management
Jayne Nicholson, Portland Hotels - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Revenue Management
Jolanta Pieczulis, Jurys Inn Group - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Finance
Adrian Röhrle, The Connaught - The Association of Front Office and Reception Managers (AICR) UK Receptionist of the Year
Emma Smith - HOSPA Education and Training Programme Student Award, Revenue Management

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