Mitchells & Butlers scores hat trick of awards for its menus

24 March 2010 by
Mitchells & Butlers scores hat trick of awards for its menus

Mitchells & Butlers was the big winner at last week's Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS), picking up three awards.

The MIDAS awards, held at D&D Avenue restaurant and bar, were created by the Menu Innovation Network, which is designed to allow menu development managers and group executive chefs interact and exchange information.

The winners in the 16 categories were chosen by a team of mystery diners and judges.

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

The prize includes a visit to the US National Restaurant Association exhibition, a presentation on US food trends, a behind the scenes tour of successful Chicago restaurants and a tour of sandwich and coffee shops.

The winners were:

Branded Pub Restaurant Tanya Hibberd - Mitchells & Butlers for Vintage Inns

Gregg Brown - Marriott Hotels

Casual Dining RestaurantTragus for Strada

City Bar Dining
Mike Jeffrey - Greene King

Coffee / Sandwich Shop Hannah Saunders - SSP UK for Camden Food Co.

Community Pub
Mark Rush - Barracuda Group for Smith & Jones

Dessert Brendan Corder - Orchid Pubs & Dining for "Carvery"

Jane Wakeling - Compass Group

Head of Food
Dave Ford - Head of Menu Development, Mitchells & Butlers

Instore Restaurant
Marco Zacharia - John Lewis

Kevin White - Intercontinental Hotel Group

New Concept
Stuart Riddle - Punch Pub Company for Fayre & Square

Premium Pub Dining Tanya Hibberd - Mitchells & Butlers for Premium Country Dining

Town & Local Pub Jameson Robinson - JD Wetherspoon

Value Pub Restaurant
Chris Rickaby - Whitbread for Taybarns

Workplace Catering Solution
Stephen Holder - Sodexo for Origo

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By Neil Gerrard

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