The Staff Canteen Awards 2023 - Shortlists announced!

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The Staff Canteen Awards are celebrating the amazing people in hospitality once again, so get your votes in and the winners will be chosen by our audience.... that's you!

Now in its fourth year The Staff Canteen Awards are looking for eight new faces to join our hall of fame and get their hands on one of our 'money can't buy' awards mugs.

We will be handing out exclusive gold mugs to the winners of this year's awards at a live event at The Compound in Birmingham on November 13, plus, lots of other goodies, in front of previous winners and our VIP guests.

The shortlist has now been revealed and votes are down to you to decide this year's category winners. We are proud to partner with Rational as our headline sponsor for the third year running, they will also sponsor the Social Media Influencer.

Adam Knights, Marketing Director at RATIONAL, said: "In our 50th year of innovation and culinary advancement, RATIONAL is thrilled to once again sponsor the Staff Canteen Awards show in 2023. Our longstanding commitment to chefs perfectly aligns with the celebration of outstanding talent in the industry. Together, as we mark this milestone, we're excited to be part of another year of gastronomic excellence!"

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Here are the categories and those shortlisted:

KP of the Year

Richard Storkey, Ynyshir Restaurant with Rooms
Alberto Rojas, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall
Jak Kazar, Roots York
Emily Eeles, The Gaff

Social Media Influencer

Paul Foster, chef owner, Salt
Fallow Restaurant   
Tom Booton, Executive Chef, The Grill by Tom Booton
Jono Hawthorne, Head Chef, Chef Jono at V&V

Sustainable Hospitality Business of the Year

Chantelle Nicholson, Apricity
Pignut Restaurant, Pignut
Jesse Wells, Terroir Tapas
Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Olstead

One to Watch

Daniel Rogan, Chef Patron, Restaurant AO
Louisa Ellis, Private Chef    
Marina Brook, Assistant Manager, Coworth Park Hotel
Fraser Cameron, Sous Chef, The Globe Inn Dumfries

Chef of the Year

Mark Birchall, Moor Hall
Kieran Glennon, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Northcote Hotel & Restaurant
Tom Shepherd, Upstairs by Tom Shepherd

Member of the Year

Demetri Nikolaidis, Sous Chef, The Hope and Anchor
Sam Lewis, Head Chef, Chez Dominique
Russ Crisostomo, Head Chef, Paris Bar and Restaurant Nottingham 
Rebecca Marshman-Eynon, Pastry Chef, Coutts Bank, Baxterstory

Front of House Team of the Year

Northcote Hotel & Restaurant 
Xavier Brette, General Manager, Winteringham Fields
Alasdair Elwick, GM, The Forestside Hotel

Hospitality Hero Award

Angelina Adamo, chef owner, Tutto Apposto
Eddie Kilty, Owner, Kilty&co
Anthony Gascoigne, Chef Lecturer, North Herts College
Rebecca Mascarenhas, Co-Owner, Elystan Street & Kitchen W8; Owner - HOME SW15, Church Road and Flour + Water

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Voting closes on October 30th at 5pm. 

Editor of The Staff Canteen, Cara Houchen, said: “We are excited to be back for another year! There are plenty of people to celebrate in 2023 and we can’t wait to shine the spotlight on both individuals and teams who make our industry so fantastic.

“The Staff Canteen Awards main aim is to allow everyone in hospitality and their guests and suppliers, the opportunity to decide who their winners should be. We love seeing the new faces put forward and of course those who are no strangers to awards circuit being highlighted by their peers.

“We can’t wait to see who is in the running for 2023 and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone at our awards party in November.”

Our other sponsors this year are Compass Group UK & Ireland, Lightspeed, Major, Chef Works and Cleenol.

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Editor 17th October 2023

The Staff Canteen Awards 2023 - Shortlists announced!