Industry counts down to tonight’s much-anticipated Catering Insight Awards

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The day is upon us for the Catering Insight Awards 2021 and anticipation is at an all-time high.

More than 200 leading foodservice equipment industry executives will descend on 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London tonight for the gala, black tie ceremony.

Proceedings will kick off at 7pm with an hour’s drinks reception in the Old Billiard Room, before the action moves into the Ballroom from 8pm for the awards presentations interspersed with a luxury three-course meal.

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Guests will be entertained throughout the night by the talents of an acoustic guitarist and a caricaturist, as well as enjoying everything available at the bar, all as part of their tickets.

16 winners will be revealed, as voted for by hundreds of industry executives themselves. The full Catering Insight Awards 2021 shortlist can be seen HERE.

The 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

The celebrations will then continue until the early hours, with the official After-Party beginning at 11pm at the nearby Bar Rumba on Shaftesbury Avenue. Catering Insight Awards guests will be able to present a queue-jumping free pass at the door of the club to gain access to a specially reserved area where more free drinks will await them to really end the night with a bang!

For those of you unable to make the event, you can follow along on Catering Insight’s Twitter handle @cateringinsight, which will be livetweeting the winners throughout the night. You can join in the conversation using the hashtag #CIAwards21.

Or stay tuned to this very website for all the exclusive coverage tomorrow.

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