A total of six catering equipment manufacturers sponsored the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, which were unveiled last night at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel.

The companies which supported the Awards are Nayati, Jestic, Carpigiani, Gram, Falcon/Williams and Nisbets, as well as event organiser Fresh Montgomery.

Commercial Kitchen, the catering equipment show which takes place next week from 7 to 8 June at the NEC Birmingham, sponsored the drinks reception.

The Michelin-starred Chris and Jeff Galvin were chosen as the Special Award winners.

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Following over 1,000 online votes, Gareth Billington, executive chef at Sodexo was named the People’s Choice.

The full list of winners is as follows:
Apprentice Chef – Eleanor De Maria, Demi Chef de Partie at Eurest (sponsored by Compass Group)

Armed Service Chef – Richard Geenhalgh, Flight Sergeant Junior Ranks Mess at Royal Air Force (sponsored by Purple Foodservice Solutions)

Banqueting/Event Chef – James Buckley, Executive Chef at Levy Restaurants (sponsored by Essential Cuisine)

Chef Lecturer – John Crowe, Lecturer in Hospitality at North West Regional College – Ireland (sponsored by Fresh Montgomery)

Competition Chef – Robert Kennedy, Executive Chef at Sandhurst Military College (sponsored by Santa Maria)

Contract Catering Chef – Stuart Nisbet, Offer Development Chef at Elior UK (sponsored by Kerry Foods)

Development Chef – Diane Camp, Development Chef at Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd (sponsored by McCain Foods)

Ethnic Chef – Chad Rahman, Executive Chef at Chez Mumtaj (sponsored by Nayati)

Innovation – Soho Farmhouse (sponsored by Jestic)

New Restaurant of the Year – Chris White, Chef Director at The White Spoon (sponsored by Jelf Insurance)

Pastry Chef – Stephen Tarling, Head Pastry Chef at Daylesford Organic (sponsored by Carpigiani UK)

People’s Choice – Gareth Billington, Executive Chef at Sodexo UK & Ireland (sponsored by Nisbets)

Pub Restaurant Chef – James Mackenzie, Chef/Proprietor at The Pipe & Glass Inn (sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice)

Public Sector Chef – Scott Pring, Executive Head Chef at Bridgewater College (sponsored by Theos Food Company)

Restaurant Chef –
Will Holland, Head Chef at Coast Restaurant (sponsored by Gram UK)

Young Chef –
Arthur Quin, Chef de Partie at Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant Crosthwaite (sponsored by Falcon Williams)

Special Award – Galvin Brothers (sponsored by Sodexo)