The nomination deadline for Caterer's 2010 Acorn Awards is fast approaching. Now in their 24th year, Caterer's Acorn Awards, sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions, acknowledge rising talent within the industry and celebrate the future stars of hospitality.
As anyone who has worked in hospitality can attest, working your way up the ladder at the start of your career can be tough. Whether you're a young sous chef cutting your teeth in a kitchen, a hotel manager trying to gain recognition in a big company, or an entrepreneur running your own business for the first time, the chances are you've been faced with some big challenges, long hours and difficult decisions.
In 1986, Caterer created the Acorn Awards to give something back to the young people who have chosen to contribute their talent to hospitality. Designed to acknowledge flair and reward good work, each year the Acorns recognise 30 people under 30 who are nominated by their peers and colleagues for having made an impression in their field.
Former Acorn winners include, Michael Caines, Marco Pierre White and Marcus Wareing to name but a few.
To make the entry procedure as fair as possible, we're asking all entrants to make their nominations online. For the nomination form, visit www.caterersearch.com/acorns2010. The closing date for nominations is 5 March 2010 with judging taking place on 7 April.
If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Goold on 020 8652 3656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• Look out for My Life in Hospitality with chef Will Holland from Le Becasse who won an Acorn last year in this week's issue of Caterer and Hotelkeeper.
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