Key details you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s Catering Insight Awards

The Catering Insight Awards 2018, in association with Atosa, are tomorrow night and will once more see over 220 of the UK catering equipment supply chain’s finest gather to celebrate the industry’s achievements this year.

Ahead of the ceremony, here are some key details:

Venue: Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London WC1B 4DA. Enter through the revolving doors on the east side of Bloomsbury Square and using the stairs at the far left, descend to the ballroom.

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Nearest stations: Tube: Holborn (4 minute walk); National rail: Euston (10 minute taxi journey/20 minute walk), Charing Cross (10 minute taxi journey/20 minute walk), Kings Cross (20 minute taxi journey).

Dress code: Black tie – tuxedos with bow ties, or formal dresses.

Weather forecast: Rain in the morning should clear in the afternoon to leave a dry evening for the ceremony, but fairly chilly at 11°C.

Start time: 7pm for the drinks reception sponsored by Pentland Wholesale. Main ceremony starts at 8pm.

Entertainment: Magician Robert Fox will be performing close-up illusions throughout the drinks reception and for the first hour of the dinner.

Format of the night: Get your red carpet picture taken during the drinks reception and then network for an hour, move through to the main room to your allocated seat and enjoy a three course meal interspersed with the awards presentations. All food and drink is included as part of your ticket.

Awards presented:

Supplier categories

Sustainability
Service & Support
Light Equipment, sponsored by The Professional Kitchen Show
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Business Development
Training & Education, sponsored by CESA

Distributor categories

Distributor of the Year – South of England, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Welbilt
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Digital Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hoshizaki
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

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

After-Party: At Sway Bar, 5 minutes’ walk away from the main venue. 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BZ. From 11.30pm gain free entry to the club by using your free drink/entrance token which you can pick up on your table at the main ceremony. Head to the Hide Room, our private space for the night with its own bar, where you will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly. Plus bottles of spirits will be available in our private room to help yourself to. Dance and drink the night away until the early hours!

The Catering Insight Awards is supported by Cedabond.

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