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
Tim Molema - Gourmet Burger Kitchen
City Bar Dining Kirsty Green - Mitchells & Butlers for All Bar One
Coffee/Sandwich Shop Mark O'Mahoney - EAT
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
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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