Caterer has today recognised the top 30 hospitality figures under the age of 30 at a ceremony held at luxury hotel operator Von Essen's Lower Slaughter Manor, Gloucestershire.
Winners today include bright young stars from the likes of Radisson SAS, Aramark, Costa, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Von Essen, Park Plaza, 3663 First for Foodservice and the Peach Pub Company.
The Acorn Awards have spotted the likes of Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes and Marcus Wareing, since launching in 1986.
Full list of 2009 Acorn winners
Caroline Archer, revenue manager, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Park Inn Manchester
John Badley, executive head chef, Rookery Hall hotel, Hand Picked Hotels
Charlotte Barr, head chef, The Old Mill, Peach Pub Co.
Ros Bowen, HR business partner business dining, Aramark
Joanne Burnip, store manager, Costa Coffee
Alison Chenery, hotel project manager, Hotel Verta, Von Essen
Dan Corfield, PR and marketing manager, Renaissance Chancery Court
Isabelle Davis, marketing manager, 3663 First for Foodservice
Nicolas Defremont, restaurant manager, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Robert Flinter, hotel manager, IHG - Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
Stephen Fogarty, foodservices manager, Debenhams
Sam Hall, regional sales & marketing manager, Sharrow Bay Hotel, von Essen
William Holland, head chef, La Becasse Restaurant
David Hopkins, regional IT Manager UK, Park Plaza Hotels Europe
Caroline Marais, HR manager, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
Helen McDonald, F&B manager, Heathrow Premier Inn
Grant McKenzie, general manager, Malmaison, Leeds
Vincent McKevitt, director and founder, Tossed UK
Chantelle Nicholson, sous chef/operations manager, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Laura Penman, hotel proprietor, Fishmore Hall
Chris Penn, deputy general manager, The Cavendish Hotel
Rachel Louise Phillips, acting director of HR, Renaissance Chancery Court
Hannah Scott, director, Strattons hotel
Ashley Shaw, F&B operations manager, the Westbury hotel
Elaine Shovlin, assistant director of sales, Central London Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Jamie Stevens, general manager, Abode Hotels, Glasgow
Gavin Tiffin, general manager/company director, Hamilton park Racecourse, Prestige Scotland/Sizzling Scot Ltd
James Varah, event sales director, The Brewery
Denis Verrier, general manager, Homewood Park, von Essen
Simon Warner, general manager, Dartmouth Apprentice
By Chris Druce
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