Catering Insight Awards: the guest checklist

With the Catering Insight Awards just 2 days away, Catering Insight has put together a definitive guide for the 200+ guests who will be attending this gala night.

Timings
Wednesday 9 December, from 7.30pm till late.

Venue
The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR.

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Transport
Nearest tube station: Putney Bridge (district line); nearest rail station: Putney; by car: Sat Nav users should key in ‘Napier Avenue’ due to the restricted access under the bridge by Putney Bridge station. On-site parking available, with controlled access.

Dress code
The dress code is black tie for men and ballgowns/evening gowns for women.

Meal
Any special dietary requirements should have already been passed on to the Catering Insight team.

Running order
The night will begin with a champagne networking reception, with entertainment being provided by close-up magician, Robert Fox. Then the three-course meal will begin, with the awards ceremony scheduled to take place between the main course and dessert.

Awards
14 awards will be presented on the night, comprising:

Supplier innovation categories
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Hotelympia
Business Development
Service & Support
Sustainability, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen

Distributor categories
Online Distributor of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Falcon Foodservice Equipment
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – South of England, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Products
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award

After-party
After the main proceedings have closed, there will be an official after-party at Mahiki cocktail bar and club, 1 Dover St, London W1S 4LD. A fleet of taxis will be waiting outside the Hurlingham Club to whisk attendees to the club – once there, to gain free admission just mention ‘Catering Insight Awards’. Inside there will be an exclusive reserved area and for every 10 people who turn up, there will be a free bottle of vodka provided.

For more information, visit the awards microsite here. Catering Insight looks forward to welcoming you to what promises to be the industry party of the year.

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