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Video: The 2008 Hotel Cateys winners revealed

10 November 2008 by

John Williams, executive head chef at The Ritz in London has been recognised for his remarkable achievements and dedication to the hospitality industry, winning Outstanding Contribution to the Industry at Caterer and Hotelkeeper's 2008 Hotel Cateys.

The ceremony, sister event to The Cateys, was hosted by Rob Brydon and took place at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel. The awards honoured the very best of British hospitality within the hotel sector.

Winners included the team at Premier Inn Gloucester East (Barnwood), which scooped the Extra Mile Award for going above and beyond their call of duty during last summer's devastating floods.

Housekeeper of the Year went to Jean Robers, Hotel du Vin, Harrogate, while Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year was Loris Lucchini at the Chesterfield Mayfair in London.

Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Spa & Venue in Cornwall was named Green Hotel of the Year while Front of House Manager went to Carly Taylor from Von Essen's Ston Eaton Park Hotel in Bath.

Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers) went to Simon Radley, executive chef at the Chester Grosvenor and Spa, with Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers) going to Anthony Marshall, executive chef at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Winners list in full:

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
John Williams, executive head chef, The Ritz, London

Conference and Banqueting Manager or Team of the Year Award Rudding Park conference and banqueting team, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Food and Wine Service Award Gary Clarke, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Chester

Food and Beverage Manager of the Year Award Richard Ellison, The Old Course Hotel, Fife

Front of House Manager Award
Carly Taylor, Ston Eaton Park Hotel, Bath

Front of House Team of the Year Award Jurys Inn, Manchester

Green Hotel of the Year Award Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers) Simon Radley, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Chester

Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers) Anthony Marshall, London Hilton Park Lane

Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
Loris Lucchini, The Chesterfield Mayfair

Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year The Granary Beefeater and Peterborough (Ferry Meadows) Premier Inn

Housekeeper of the Year Jean Robers, Hotel du Vin, Harrogate

Human Resources Manager of the Year Sean Wheeler, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

Human Resources Team of the Year The Dorchester, London

Spa Manager of the Year Nicola Williams, Malmaison Birmingham

Extra Mile Award
Premier Inn Gloucester East (Barnwood)

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By Kerstin Kühn

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