AwardsJust a quick post to say well done to the deserved winners of the British Hospitality Association’s (BHA) awards, which were announced at the industry trade body’s annual luncheon yesterday.

Catey winning Baxterstorey won the training award for its Chef Academy, and fellow contract caterer Sodexo won the environment award (group) for “green” best practice throughout its organisation.

Pub company Orchid won the large business food category and Lakeside hotel in Cumbria the small business food catergory.

Well done Milsom Hotels for picking up the tourism award and also Acorn House, a former Caterer Green Month star, for nabbing the environment award (independent).

The CBI’s Richard Lambert was certainly straight-talking in his views of what the Government should and shouldn’t be doing to aid the hospitality industry as we move into potentially tougher economic times. BHA chief executive Bob Cotton’s comments on food inflation are well worth reading also.

Don’t forget our dedicated food inflation page on the website. Its chock-full of the latest news, features and reports on rising food costs, including tips on how to mitigate the punishing price rises caterers have seen recently.