At the CESA Conference 2018 the association announced 19 winners of the Foodservice Industry Order of Merit, which recognises the selfless work of committed individuals’ work for their organisations and trade associations.
They represented a wide range of organisations, including trade associations, guilds and charities.
Glenn Roberts, the outgoing chair of CESA, presented the awards during the Conference session on 15 November. “Without their hard work our industry would be far poorer and weaker,” he said. “Their contribution and commitment is beyond value and we salute them.”
The complete list of Order of Merit 2018 recipients is:
Anthony Pender, British Institute of Innkeepers
John Williams, Academy of Culinary Arts
Andrew Crook, National Federation of Fish Friers
Bob Fox, NCASS
Stuart McLeod, British Culinary Federation
Andy Kemp, Arena
Keith Breasley, ASSIST
Andrew Bennett, Craft Guild of Chefs
Stewart McKenzie, Hospital Caterers Association
William Baxter, Hospitality Action
Robin Sheppard, Institute of Hospitality
Michael Hales, LACA
Neel Radia, NACC
Matthew White, TUCO
Nick Varney, UK Hospitality
Don Hodgson (Master), Worshipful Company of Cooks
Howard Porter, BEAMA
Mark Kendall, CEDA
Julian Edwards, FSCI
The CESA Conference 2018, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI, took place on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November, at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park.