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Mitchells & Butlers and Aramark enjoy success at Menu Innovation and Development Awards

29 March 2012 by
Mitchells & Butlers and Aramark enjoy success at Menu Innovation and Development Awards

Mitchells & Butlers and Aramark were the big winners at last week's Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS), picking up three and two awards respectively.

The MIDAS awards, held at the Cumberland hotel, London, were founded in 2009 by the Menu Innovation Network, which is designed to allow menu development managers and group executive chefs to interact and exchange information.

The winners in the 20 categories were chosen by a team of mystery diners and judges.

The winner, along with a member from the category sponsor, will take a spot in the Menu Innovation Network's five-day research and insight tour of Chicago in May.

Branded Pub Restaurant Paul Fitzpatrick - Spirit Pub Company for Chef & Brewer

Breakfast Alan Swinson - Macdonald Hotels

Casual Dining
Tim Molema - Gourmet Burger Kitchen

City Bar Dining Kirsty Green - Mitchells & Butlers for All Bar One

Coffee/Sandwich Shop Mark O'Mahoney - EAT

Dessert
Mike Jeffery - Greene King for Locals Premium

Fairtrade Val Carter - Aramark

Instore Restaurant Catherine Robb - Arcadia Group

Kids Jameson Robinson - JD Wetherspoon

Mediterranean Casual Dining Duncan McEwan - Tragus Group for Café Rouge

Neighbourhood Pub Nicola Arrow - Marston's Inns & Taverns

New Concept Simon Xavier - The Restaurant Group for Coast to Coast

Premium Pub Dining Graham Hodgson - Mitchells & Butlers for Premium Country Dining

Premium Staff Dining Nick Brookwell - Aramark

QSR Trevor Haynes - Subway

Sport & Leisure Gary Bates - Lindley Group

Town & City Pub Michele Mawhinney - Stonegate Pub Company for Yates's

Travel Rob Taylor - Virgin Rail

Value Pub Restaurant Richard Gray - Mitchells & Butlers for Sizzling Pubs

Workplace Catering Solution Adam Nossek - BaxterStorey

Compass, Mitchells & Butlers and Marston's have the MIDAS touch >>

Mitchells & Butlers scores hat trick of awards for its menus >>

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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