The hotel industry celebrated in style last night at Caterer and Hotelkeeper’s second Hotel Cateys at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
The evening kicked off with a Two Ronnies routine from Peter Hancock, chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels and David Morgan Hewitt, general manager of the Goring hotel, who had the room howling with laugher.
Big winners for the night included, John Williams, executive chef of The Ritz, London who took home the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award and Andrew McKenzie who took home the title of 2008 Caterer and Hotelkeeper Hotelier of the Year.
Winners list in full:
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
John Williams, executive head chef, The Ritz, London
Conference and Banqueting Manager or Team of the Year Award
Rudding Park conference and banqueting team, Harrogate, Yorkshire Supplier
Food and Wine Service Award
Gary Clarke, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Chester
Food and Beverage Manager of the Year Award
Richard Ellison, The Old Course Hotel, Fife
Front of House Manager Award
Carly Taylor, Ston Eaton Park Hotel, Bath
Front of House Team of the Year Award
Jurys Inn, Manchester
Green Hotel of the Year Award
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers)
Simon Radley, The Chester Grosvenor and Spa, Chester
Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)
Anthony Marshall, London Hilton Park Lane
Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
Loris Lucchini, The Chesterfield Mayfair
Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year
The Granary Beefeater and Peterborough (Ferry Meadows) Premier Inn
Housekeeper of the Year
Jean Robers, Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
Human Resources Manager of the Year
Sean Wheeler, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin
Human Resources Team of the Year
The Dorchester, London
Spa Manager of the Year
Nicola Williams, Malmaison Birmingham
Extra Mile Award
Premier Inn Gloucester East (Barnwood)
The celebrations carried on into the evening with the guests pulling some moves on the dance floor… check out the photos from the night below.
You can also watch footage from the awards ceremony here.