Published 8 September 2021
Angela Hartnett, Andrew Wong, and Gary Usher were among the winners at the annual Catey Awards on Tuesday night.
The awards were held at Grosvenor House, with the likes of James Knappett, Tom Kerridge, and Robin Hutson in attendance and a three-course menu prepared by Paul Ainsworth.
Many of the winners this year were recognised for the compassion they demonstrated with both employees and communities in what has been one of the most challenging periods the hospitality sector has ever experienced, The Caterer said.
A lifetime achievement award went to chairman and chief executive of Westbury Street Holdings Alastair Storey “in recognition of a career driven by passion, enthusiasm and commitment combined with audacious acquisitions that have helped him to create one of the most impressive businesses of our time.”
Editor of The Caterer, James Stagg, said: “It was incredibly special to welcome the industry’s finest operators back to Grosvenor House Hotel once again.
“The Cateys is always a memorable evening but this year’s was even more so given the incredible challenges operators have faced.
“As well as being a celebration of the industry’s resilience and determination, we were able to reward some of the individuals and businesses who have really shone in the past year. Hearty congratulations to all of our shortlists and winners.
“In a year like no other they have proved what innovation and agility there is in the hospitality sector.”
Full list of Catey 2021 winners:
Best Marketing Campaign Award – The Rick Stein Group
Manager of the Year Award – Joanne Taylor-Stagg, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London
Best Use of Technology Award – 67 Pall Mall, London
Accessibility Award – Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester
Newcomer Award – Barge East, London
Menu of the Year Award – Orasay, London
Sustainable Business Award – Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
Pub and Bar Award – Joe Calvey, Tim Foster and Anthony Pender, the Yummy Pub Co
Restaurateur of the Year (Independent) – Gary Usher, Elite Bistros
Restaurateur of the Year (Group) – Philip Eeles, Tom Barton and Dorian Waite, Honest Burgers
Best Employer Award – PPHE Hotel Group
Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award – Eric Zwiebel, Summer Lodge Country House, Dorset
Health and Nutrition Award – Eurest
Public Sector Caterer Award – Alison Shedlock, the University of Manchester
Education and Training Award – Murray Chapman, A Passion to Inspire
Hotel of the Year – The Berkeley, London
Hotel of the Year – The Fife Arms, Aberdeenshire
Foodservice Caterer Award – Allister Richards, CH&Co
Chef Award – Andrew Wong
International Outstanding Achievement Award – Pierre Gagnaire and Mourad Mazouz
Special Award, sponsored by CH&Co – Angela Hartnett
Lifetime Achievement Award – Alastair Storey