Hotel, Restaurant and Catering champions sustainable suppliers

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The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) show has signed up to reward forward-thinking suppliers for this year’s Catering Insight Awards.

The major exhibition is backing the Supplier of the Year – Sustainability category, which highlights those catering equipment manufacturers and suppliers that are championing environmental product development and energy efficient products.

The shortlist for this accolade was announced last Tuesday and comprises DC Products, Filta, Quintex, Ramco Foodservices and Unox.

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The full Catering Insight Awards 2021 shortlist can be seen HERE.

Voting is now underway until 5pm on Friday 5 November, with senior supplier executives voting on the distributor categories and dealers choosing who triumphs out of the suppliers. All winners will be announced at the gala ceremony on Thursday 18 November at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue. Tickets for the Catering Insight Awards are available HERE.

Hotel, Restaurant & Catering event manager Ronda Annesley underlined: “Sustainability is hugely important to Hotel, Restaurant & Catering’s community of buyers and suppliers. We’re proud to be supporting some of the companies truly leading the way when it comes to sustainable business practices and products in the world of professional catering equipment.”

She added: “Huge congratulations to all those shortlisted. It’s incredibly inspiring to see the ongoing commitment each company has to reducing waste and emissions and introducing comprehensive sustainability roadmaps for the years to come.”

Regarding the Catering Insight Awards itself, she commented: “Catering Insight is a hugely respected publication in the catering equipment sector and the Catering Insight Awards are a valuable opportunity to engage with the supply chain, meet with existing partners and make new industry connections.

“The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering team are looking forward to reuniting with many of our industry friends face-to-face and celebrating the wide range of innovative businesses, products and services shortlisted at this year’s event.”

The full awards programme comprises:

Supplier categories
Sustainability, sponsored by Hotel, Restaurant & Catering
Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Business Development
Training & Education, sponsored by FEA

Distributor categories
Distributor of the Year – South of the UK, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of the UK, sponsored by Alto-Shaam
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Business Development, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Solutions
Distributor of the Year – Marketing & Strategy
Distributor of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by DC Products
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki UK
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award

Catering Insight takes the safety of guests very seriously, and so will be implementing many measures ahead of and during the ceremony to mitigate Covid risks as much as feasible. The team has secured a larger space than would normally be required, to make sure there is plenty of extra room for social distancing if preferred. We have also opted for the largest possible tables (usually used for larger groups) so there is as much space during the presentation as possible.

Guests will be recommended to wear masks before, after and between the three courses of the evening’s meal. Finally, we will be asking all attendees to provide either proof of double vaccination or a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of the event.

To discuss the unique opportunities this event offers, contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226

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