The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has revealed the shortlist for its annual awards, which will take place in Nottingham on 6 October.
The awards recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering, as well as the sector's unsung heroes.
Winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at the NACC National Training & Development Forum, which will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, said: "The NACC Awards are a real highlight of the care catering calendar and a great opportunity to reflect on the incredible work and excellent best practice being demonstrated by care caterers across the UK.
"I know that the judges had a tough job reaching this shortlist as the calibre of entries was so high. I would therefore like to congratulate everyone who entered as, year on year, the examples of dedication, excellence and innovation are more inspirational. I'm looking forward to the NACC Awards dinner in October and to crowning the overall winners and celebrating another exceptional year of care catering with colleagues and friends."
Shortlist for the NACC Awards 2016:
Care Establishment of the Year Award • John Wills House, St Monica Trust
• The Jawa Group
• Lymewood Court, Orchard Care Homes
• Sunrise of Eastbourne
Care Catering Hero Award
•Ellen Clayton, area account manager - Pasta King
•Tamara Juckes, activity co-ordinator - Sunrise of Banstead
Catering Manager of the Year Award •Stuart Keown, dining service co-ordinator - Sunrise of Banstead
•James Clear, hotel services manager - Care UK
•Simon Lawrence, group culinary manager - Avery Group
Catering Team of the Year Award •Morden College Catering Team - Morden College
•Elior & Four Seasons Health Care Catering Project
•Bowthorpe Care Village Catering Team
•Sunrise Senior Living Dining Team
Meals on Wheels Award •ICare Community Meals Service
•Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
•London Borough of Redbridge Meals on Wheels Service
For more information on the NACC Awards 2016 and the NACC visit www.thenacc.co.uk
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