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
Toby Hill - Mitchells & Butlets for Browns
City Bar Dining
Simon Blunt - Stonegate Pub Company for Slug & Lettuce
Faith MacArthur - EAT
Ruth Powell - Marston's Inns & Taverns
Katie Howard - Compass Group for Eat Fair
Duncan Watson - Asda
Simon Xavier - The Restaurant Group for Frankie & Benny's
Mediterranean Casual Dining
Maurice Maffeo - Tragus Group for Strada
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