Lexington Catering was the big winner at tonight's inaugural Foodservice Cateys, picking up a hat trick of awards at a glittering awards dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel.
The caterer was named B&I Caterer of the Year, while its chef director Rob Kirby picked up the Chef of the Year title and Chloe Green was named Regional Manager of the Year.
But Lexington wasn't the only company to win big at the first ever Foodservice Cateys. Sodexo celebrated taking home the CSR award while its craft and food development director David Mulcahy was recognised for his tireless work in the industry with the Outstanding Contribution Award.
Harbour & Jones, Elior UK and CH&Co were also double award winners at tonight's event attended by more than 500 guests from the foodservice and wider hospitality industry.
Comedian Josh Widdicombe was on-hand to provide the entertainment and Caterer and Hotelkeeper's chosen charities to support were Hospitality Action and Springboard.
2013 FOODSERVICE CATEYS WINNERS
Renier Oberholzer, Harbour & Jones
Healthy Eating Champion - sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Caroline Fry, CH&Co
Chef Manager of the Year - sponsored by Kerrymaid
Fred Ockwell, Brookwood Partnership
Regional Manager of the Year - sponsored by Matthew Clark
Chloe Green, Lexington Catering
Front of House Team of the Year - sponsored by Heinz Foodservice
Rapport at KPMG
HR Award - sponsored by Contract Options
Alison Gilbert, CH&Co
Procurement Team of the Year - sponsored by Acquire
Salesperson of the Year - sponsored by RDA Creative Solutions
Jonathan Davies, Lindley Group
Training Award - sponsored by Acorn Scholarship Yen Chong, Harbour & Jones
CSR Award - sponsored by Peros
Innovation Award - sponsored by Amadeus
Manchester Fayre Catering Service, Manchester City Council
Extra Mile Award - sponsored by Hobart
Vera Mirescu, Host Management
Chef of the Year - sponsored by Reynolds Rob Kirby, Lexington Catering
Healthcare Caterer of the Year - sponsored by Premier Foods
Event Caterer of the Year - sponsored by Hotelympia
Education Caterer of the Year - sponsored by McFarlane Telfer
Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year - ACT Clean
Green & Fortune
Business & Industry Caterer of the Year - sponsored by Franke
Outstanding Contribution Award - sponsored by Mars Foodservice
David Mulcahy, craft and food development director, Sodexo
For photos from tonight's event, visit Caterer and Hotelkeeper's Facebook page.