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Chef Paul Gayler picks up Outstanding Contribution Award at Hotel Cateys

16 November 2012 by
Chef Paul Gayler picks up Outstanding Contribution Award at Hotel Cateys

Paul Gayler, executive chef de cuisine at London's Lanesborough, was this evening presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry Award at the 2012 Hotel Cateys.

Gayler joined the London hotel in 1991 as part of the opening team and some 21 years later, he still remains the driving force behind the culinary direction and success of the hotel's food and beverage operation.

This year, in particular, has proved to be a significant one for Gayler as he was appointed MBE for services to the hospitality industry and charities at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours in June.

But it is perhaps his charitable work in recent years which has seen some of his greatest work. He is responsible along with his friends and colleagues in the industry for raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Chef for Heroes charity, which raised money for injured personnel returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

The award was presented at the end of an evening of celebrations for the hotel industry, held at the Lancaster London hotel, which was attended by 750 guests.

Hotel Cateys 2012 Winners:

Food and Beverage Manager of the Year Award
Moses Solomon, food and beverage manager, Flemings Hotel, London
Sponsored by Beacon Purchasing

Green Hotel of the Year Award
Lancaster London
Sponsored by Brita Professional

Front of House Manager of the Year Award Rachel Thomas, Danesfield House, Buckinghamshire
Sponsored by Infor Hospitality Solutions

Front of House Team of the Year Award
Flemings Hotel Mayfair, London
Sponsored by Sealy UK

Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year Award The Goring, London
Sponsored by Tchibo Coffee International

Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year Award Michele Caggianese, The Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London
Sponsored by Matthew Clark

Housekeeper of the Year Award Lesley Skelt, Coworth Park, Ascot
Sponsored by Sunlight Textile Services

Human Resources Manager of the Year Award Sarah Banner, The Cavendish London
Sponsored by Caterer.com

Human Resources Team of the Year Award
Sponsored by Hospitality Action

Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year Award The Connaught Hotel, London
Sponsored by Taylors of Harrogate

Spa Professional of the Year Award
Gemma Hulme, spa treatment manager, Cottons Hotel and Spa, Knutsford
Sponsored by Springboard

Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers)
Richard Allen, executive gead chef, Grand Jersey
Sponsored by Continental Chef Supplies

Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers) Nigel Boschetti, executive chef, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London
Sponsored by Travel Weekly Group

Extra Mile Award
Langstone Hotel and South Downs College Initiative
Sponsored by Filmbank Distributors

The Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry Award Paul Gayler, executive chef de cuisine, The Lanesborough London
Sponsored by Diversey

Hotelier of the Year Award Stuart Johnson, general manager, Brown's Hotel, London
Sponsored by Casna Group

By Kerstin KÁ¼hn

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