CESA names top 25 industry champions

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has honoured 25 food service professionals for their contributions to the industry.

CESA unveiled its ‘Foodservice Order of Merit’ after spending the best part of the year whittling down the list of potential candidates.

Recipients are drawn from across the industry, with several names from the distribution and consultant worlds making the cut.

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This includes FCSI chiefs David Bentley and Jonathan Doughty, and CEDA chairman Iain Munro.

Mick Shaddock, chair of CESA, said the Foodservice Order of Merit pays tribute to those that have played a key part in the market’s development.

“These are people who have helped advance the hospitality market and who have often given their time freely. At CESA we feel it’s time the industry recognised them,” he said.

The full list of recipients is as follows:

Geoff Booth, Director, School of Hospitality, Westminster Kingsway College
Andrew Green, Chairman, Craft Guild of Chefs
David Foskett, Professor, University of West London
Stephen Moss CBE, Chairman, Springboard
Iain Munro, Chairman, Catering Equipment Distributors Association
Torbjörn Peltonen, President, BFS, Sweden
David Bentley, Chairman, FCSI UK & Ireland
Matt Baker, Chairman, Arena
Thierry Brener, President, SYNEG
Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, Chairman, Microwave Association
Andrea Sasso, CECED Italia
William Baxter CBE, Chairman, Hospitality Action
Ruston Toms, Chairman, Association of Catering Excellence
Julie Morrissey, Catering Equipment Association
Geoffrey Osborne BEM, Worshipful Company of Cooks
Julie Barker, Managing Director, The University Caterers Organisation
The Earl of Bradford, Chairman, Restaurant Association
Sir David Michels, President, Institute of Hospitality
Linda Mitchell, Chairman, LACA
Karen Oliver, Chair, National Association of Care Catering
Steve Follett, President, NAFEM
Ugur Atalay, President, TUSID
Janice Gillan, National Chairman, Hospital Caterers Association
Jonathan Doughty, Chairman, FCSI Europe, Africa, Middle East
Christiane Wodtke, President, HKI

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