CEDA today unveiled this year’s Grand Prix Awards nominees after receiving a spike in the number of applications.
CEDA said that the volume and standard of entries this year had surpassed expectations with entries alone up by over 30%.
Judges Ron Neville and John Savage have devised an initial shortlist and are in the process of visiting each shortlisted project to gauge a better understanding of the innovations.
Adam Mason, CEDA’s director general, said: “With initial entries up by over 30% it really has been a tremendously competitive process so far, to the extent that some excellent projects have not made the final shortlist.
“Once again, there’s a great blend of sector, size and delivery, clearly demonstrating the incredible expertise, flexibility and diversity of the CEDA membership.”
Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening of the 2019 CEDA Conference on Friday, April 5 at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.
Also presented at the Gala Dinner is The Rising Star Award which recognises and rewards an individual’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the development of a CEDA member company.
Also presented on the night are The Rising Star Award and the CEDA Supplier Awards.
Recognition is given to three categories; Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen, Light Equipment, sponsored by Accessories & Spares, and Outstanding Customer Service.
GRAND PRIX AWARDS FINALISTS 2019
Design Project Under 100k
CNG Foodservice Equipment – Lucio’s
TAG Catering Equipment – Wild Food Café
Design Project 100k to 300k
CHR Food Service – Mana Restaurant
CNG Foodservice Equipment – The Trading Rooms, Piece Hall
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Bristol Cathedral School
Design Project over 300k
C&C Catering Equipment – Gravetye Manor
Catering Design Group – The University of Sunderland
TAG Catering Equipment – The Dorchester
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Soho House, Greek Street Hotel
Outstanding Customer Service
Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment – Simmons Bakers Cafés
Tailor Made Catering Equipment Services – Loungers
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Hickory’s
Whitco Catering & Bakery Equipment – Oxfordshire County Council
Project Management Excellence
C&C Catering Equipment – L’oscar
GS Catering Equipment – The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
TAG Catering Equipment – Beck at Brown’s
Vision Commercial Kitchens – Silversands