CEDA has revealed the shortlists for its 2016 Grand Prix Awards, which will be presented at its annual conference on 15 April at the St George’s Park Hilton, Burton upon Trent.
The association received a large number of entries for this year’s accolades, which celebrate the skills in design, specification, project management, and client support delivered by CEDA members.
The distributor nominees for the projects categories are:
CHR Foodservice Equipment, The Dawnay Arms for Martel Smith
Vision Commercial Kitchens, North St Standard for Standard Bar & Kitchens
C&C Catering Equipment, Ynyshir Hall Wales for Ynyshir Hall Country House Hotel
Tag Catering Equipment, Frederick’s Restaurant Islington for Nick Segal
CHR Food Service Equipment, The Drunken Duck for Martel Smith
C&C Catering Equipment, Liverpool ECL (Exhibition Centre Liverpool) Kings Dock for ISG/Centerplate
CNG Foodservice Equipment, Fenwick’s Food Hall for Fenwick Newcastle
Inox Equip, Victory Services Club London for The Victory Services Club
YCE Catering Equipment, Resorts World Birmingham for Genting Casinos
Outstanding customer service
ScoMac Catering Equipment, Sainsbury’s Café self-clearing trolley roll out
Tag Catering Equipment, Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh repair Charvet cooking station
Vision Commercial Kitchens, Crab & Boar Inn and Woolpack Inn for Cirrus Inns
Adam Mason, CEDA director general, commented: “Aside from overcoming the everyday challenges that our members face in terms of tight deadlines, challenging spaces, historic buildings and tight budgets, you will see they have delivered remarkable design and support to create inspirational front-of-house and back-of-house spaces.
“The scale and calibre of projects in the 2016 CEDA Grand Prix Awards shortlist speaks volumes about the reputation and professionalism of our members who are working alongside individuals and teams from Michelin starred chefs to the hippest city centre bars.
“Our judges Brian Booth and John Savage have had a hard time arriving at this shortlist and now they have the tough task of finding the winners and overall winner for 2016.”
Furthermore, CEDA members voted on several supplier categories. The shortlists are:
Heavy equipment – Falcon Foodservice Equipment, Hobart UK, Rational UK
Light equipment, Accessories and Spares – Commercial Catering Spares, First Choice Catering Spares, Mechline Developments
Outstanding customer service – First Choice Catering Spares, Mechline Developments, Rational UK
Mason added: “The voting for the awards has taken place during March and our members have made their top three choices in each category from all of their suppliers, considering factors such as product range, product quality, support and customer service.
“It must be a great honour to be voted for by your customers and I’d like to congratulate all those shortlisted.”