Chef Shaun Hill and hotelier Ken McCulloch carried off the two top accolades at the Cateys 2019.
McCulloch, 70, was honoured with the Special Award for his visionary work in creating Glasgow's One Devonshire Gardens, as well as launching two ground-breaking brands, Malmaison and Dakota. He has made an indelible mark on the British hotel scene, creating hotels that "led the zeitgeist of the time".
The awards were presented in front of an audience of 1,200 at London's Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, on Tuesday evening. The ceremony was held in partnership with Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division.
The evening saw both chef Paul Ainsworth and general manager of the Royal Lancaster London, Sally Beck, recognised with two Cateys apiece.
Ainsworth, behind No 6 and Rojano's in the Square in Padstow, as well as the Mariners in Rock, walked away with both the Chef and Restaurateur of the Year - Independent awards, after judges described his past 12 months as "truly phenomenal", praising him for building up "the most stylish and impressive family of restaurants".
Beck was presented with the Manager of the Year Award and Accessibility Award, for her work at the Royal Lancaster London, after being described as "one of the most naturally gifted and inspirational leaders of her time".
South America's leading chef and restaurateur, Francis Mallmann, received the International Outstanding Achievement Award. The chef has gained global acclaim for the theatrical and stripped-back feasts he cooks over open fires on his private Patagonian island at the world's most remote cookery school.
Other winners of the evening included Hawksmoor, which was named Restaurateur of the Year - Group; the Ned in London, which won the Hotel of the Year - Group Award; Rudding Park in Harrogate, which was presented with the Hotel of the Year - Independent Award; and Vacherin's Phil Roker, who walked away with the Foodservice Caterer Award.
The full list of winners
Best Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Amadeus
Inception Group, London
Manager of the Year, sponsored by HRC
Sally Beck, Royal Lancaster London
Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Bookatable
Accessibility Award, sponsored by Blue Badge Access Awards 2019
Royal Lancaster London
Newcomer Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods
Paul Foster, Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon
Menu of the Year, sponsored by Teflonâ¢ nonstick coatings
Inver, Argyll and Bute
Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Alaska Seafood
Battlesteads hotel and restaurant, Northumberland
Pub and Bar Award, sponsored by Britvic
Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Green Man, Essex
Restaurateur of the Year - Independent, sponsored by OpenTable
Paul Ainsworth, No 6, Rojano's in the Square, and the Mariners; Cornwall
Restaurateur of the Year - Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division
Huw Gott and Will Beckett, Hawksmoor
Best Employer Award,sponsored by Rapport
The Grand Brighton
Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award, sponsored by William Grant & Sons
Sandia Chang, Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table, London
Health and Nutrition Award, sponsored by Upfield
Fish City Belfast
Public Sector Caterer Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Matthew White, University of Reading and TUCO
Education and Training Award, sponsored by Bidfood
Andrew Boer, Edge Hotel School, Essex
Hotel of the Year - Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division
The Ned London
Hotel of the Year - Independent, sponsored by Criton
Rudding Park, Harrogate
Foodservice Caterer Award, sponsored by Zenith Hygiene & Diversity
Phil Roker, Vacherin, London
Chef Award, sponsored by Brakes
International Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Knorr Professional
Special Award, sponsored by CH&Co
Ken McCulloch, Dakota
Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Berkeley Scott
Shaun Hill, Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
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