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Compass Group UK & Ireland scoop four awards at Foodservice Cateys


Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm has been recognised by the prestigious 2016 Foodservice Cateys, after winning a fantastic four awards.

Now in its fourth year, the Foodservice Cateys is one of the most respected catering awards ceremonies in the industry.

Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of the company won the Event Caterer of the Year for ExCel Hospitality and Front of House Team (public site) for Leicester City FC, while Paul Walsh from City Social, Restaurant Associates, won Chef of the Year and Rapport, the company’s specialist provider of exceptional guest services, won the HR team award.

The Foodservice Cateys celebrates individuals and business that produce exceptional work throughout the year. Spanning all aspects of the foodservice industry, the awards ceremony showcases those who have performed outstandingly within their sector.

Dennis Hogan, Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Congratulations to all the winners at the Foodservice Cateys. We are delighted to have won four awards, reflecting our commitment to deliver excellent service and experiences to our clients and customers across our business. It’s also great to see the talent of our people recognised in the HR and Chef of the year Category. We are so proud of all those who have been shortlisted. 2016 has been great year for us, we have continually looked at how we can innovate, bring value to our clients, as well as support our employees in their development.”

Colin Bailey, Managing Director, Levy Restaurants, said: “We are thrilled to have won the Event Caterer of the year for our work at ExCeL London and the front-of-House award for Leicester City FC. Our strong belief is that food and drink at our venues and events is a strong driver to deliver amazing experiences and treasured memories for our guests and clients. This year, our front of house team at Leicester City FC showed incredible dedication, commitment and talent through their hard work to support Leicester City in the year they won the Premiership. The demands on the team were extraordinary, but they delivered time and time again and we are delighted that their efforts have been recognised.

“At the ExCel London, we serve thousands of customers delivering a modern vision of venue hospitality, putting food and drink at the heart of the visitor experience and helping to achieve successful event outcomes every year. We are extremely proud to have won both awards as we always work to go above and beyond to provide an outstanding service to all of our customers.”

James Boyle, Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, added: “It is an outstanding achievement for Paul Walsh at City Social to have won the Chef of the Year award and for Steve Groves from Roux at Parliament Square to be shortlisted. This is great accolade for Paul following on from a week where we retained our Michelin Star at City Social. At Restaurant Associates we are passionate about the power of great food and service, we listen to the requirements of our clients to carefully tailor a bespoke food offering to meet their needs, and at City Social Paul continues to play a significant role in maintaining and developing exceptional standards in the food we offer.”

Greg Mace, Managing Director of Rapport, specialist provider of exceptional guest services, said: “We are delighted to have won the HR award. At the heart of Rapport is our truly exceptional people who go the extra mile to deliver a really personal and intuitive service for our clients and guests. That’s why we not only invest in our people’s training and development, but also recognise and celebrate their achievements throughout the year. Every member of our team brings a unique contribution to the business which together gives Rapport a really innovative approach to how we recruit, engage, train, develop and retain our team members.”

The award ceremony was held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, on Friday, October 14.

For more information on the event please visit foodservicecateys.com


For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999

Compass Group UK & Ireland win four awards at the Foodservice Cateys