Wilson Vale has named its catering team at College Court Conference Centre at the University of Leicester as the overall winner of the company's 2015 Achievement Awards.
The team of 13, led by chef manager Riccardo Corbinzolu, competed with 85 catering operations from across the nationwide business to receive the Wilson Vale Achievement Award.
Judged under several categories including food, innovation, marketing, financial performance, customer care and training, the winning team received a trophy and a bonus each.
The winning team
Carolyne Vale, co-founder and managing director of Wilson Vale, said: "The standards get better year on year across the entire business and on every level. In fact, the standards were so exceptionally high this year that there was just one point between the winning team and the runners up.
Corbinzolu added:" I was in complete shock when Carolyne called to say that we had won as I never thought with all the amazing things going on in the company that we would take the top spot.
"We are our own biggest critic and that's what drives us to keep evolving and developing our style of food and service to be the very best at what we do. We have had a great year as a team and this really is the icing on the cake."
The runners up were the Wilson Vale catering teams at NewDay (Leeds) and Amgen (Cambridge) and finalists included SERCO (Wiltshire), SCA Hygiene (Dunstable) and Amgen (Uxbridge).
Other awards were given to the Wilson Vale catering teams at the Beacon School in Amersham, Kellogg's in Manchester and the Ryley's School in Cheshire.
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