Still time to get your nominations in for 2010 Acorn Awards

08 February 2010
Still time to get your nominations in for 2010 Acorn Awards

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 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

• 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.

E-mail your comments to Katherine Alano here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking