Pub companies and contract caterers enjoy success at Menu Innovation and Development Awards

11 March 2013 by
Pub companies and contract caterers enjoy success at Menu Innovation and Development Awards

Mitchells & Butlers, Marston's Inns & Taverns, Sodexo and Compass Group were the big winners at last week's Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS), picking up two awards each.

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

Breakfast Jayne Spreadborough - InterContinental Hotels

Casual Dining
Toby Hill - Mitchells & Butlets for Browns

City Bar Dining
Simon Blunt - Stonegate Pub Company for Slug & Lettuce

Coffee/Sandwich Shop
Faith MacArthur - EAT

Ruth Powell - Marston's Inns & Taverns

Katie Howard - Compass Group for Eat Fair

Instore Restaurant
Duncan Watson - Asda

Simon Xavier - The Restaurant Group for Frankie & Benny's

Mediterranean Casual Dining
Maurice Maffeo - Tragus Group for Strada

Neighbourhood Pub
Judith Sinclair-Smith - Marston's Inns & Taverns

New pub/restaurant concept
Tim Marchant - Whitbread for Beefeater

New workplace concept
Stephen Holder - Sodexo for Knead Street

Premium Pub Dining
Mike Jeffery - Greene King for Premium Rural Inns

Premium Staff Dining
Mark Parfait - Sodexo for Siemens

Town & City Pub
Jameson Robinson - JD Wetherspoon

Travel & Leisure
Stephen Waterman - Virgin Active

Value Pub Restaurant
Zoe Hayward - Spirit Pub Company for Fayre & Square

Workplace Catering Solution
Jon Siswick - Eurest (Compass Group) for Pop Up Menu

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