Winners of this year’s EDUcatering Excellence Awards have been revealed during a glittering awards gala dinner. Held on Tuesday 8 October at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, the awards were attended by caterers, teachers and supplies from across the education catering industry.
The awards, which this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, recognise those outstanding individuals and teams who have excelled within the school meals sector, making a true difference to school meals, and the health and happiness of children in the UK.
The 12 category award winners are:
Morag Wilson Special Award – Linda Cregan, food service director, ISS
Innovation Award – The Mellors Big Red Bus, Mellors Catering Service
Primary School Caterer of the Year – Jinny Cardew, Hampshire County Council, HC3S Portway Junior School
Secondary School Caterer of the Year – Elaine Jones, Derbyshire County Council, Glossopdale School
Self-managed School Caterer of the Year – Claire Mansri, Zest Catering, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust
Nursery/Preschool Caterer of the Year – Liberty Collins, Childbase Partnership
Newcomer of the Year Award – Joshua Kane, apprentice chef, St Wilfrid’s RC College
Marketing Award – Hampshire Country Council Catering Services
Social Good Award – MUNCH, Park Community School
Independent School Caterer of the Year – Peter Burt, Chartwells Independent St Faith’s
Contract Caterer of the Year – Chartwells, Chartwells’ Food Development Team
Local Authority Caterer of the Year – Lancashire Catering, Lancashire County Council
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mark Davis, managing director, ISS UK Food Services