ACE Robyns announces shortlist for 2019

Association of Catering Excellence shortlist Robyns Award Troika Gary Bullard
12/06/2019 - 05:00
The Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) has announced the shortlist for its ACE Robyns Award, sponsored by Troika.

The ACE Robyns award was created in 2016 in memory of Robyn Jones OBE founder of CH&Co and champion of mentoring young hospitality talent.

The award is open to those under the age of 35 across a variety of contract catering roles. It recognises those excelling in foodservice and going the extra mile for customers and their team.

The judges include Gaye Bullard (ACE chair), Sue Thompson (ACE vice-chair) and Suzie Boyd (Troika) as well as Tim Jones (chair of CH&CO).  They deliberated over the entries to come up with the shortlist of 14.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the ACE Summer Party on 10 July at Kings Place, London where the winner will be announced.

Bullard said: “The ACE Robyns give recognition to young people in the industry. When budgets are tight, and the pressure’s on, there is no better time for companies to spotlight the achievements of those that have made a difference within their roles and have a bright future ahead of them.

“The standard was so high that we came up with 14, a longer shortlist than normal. We look forward to celebrating with these upcoming stars and our next generation of leaders at our Summer Party on 10 July. We also welcome back all 38 Robyn alumni to join us in our celebrations.”

The shortlist includes:

Emma Abruzzese, Vacherin

Bianca Angelico, Sodexo

Bee Armstrong, Genuine Dining Co

Caroline Bacigalupo, BaxterStorey

Lorna Bell, ISS

Malah Bhatt, Green & Fortune

Rosie Cadogan, BaxterStorey

Liam Hatcher, CH&Co

Rhiannon Heseltine, Lexington

Robbie Laidlaw, Genuine Dining Co

Lewis Linley, Vacherin

Katherine McKenna, Genuine Dining Co

Charlotte Rouse, BaxterStorey

Adam Thomason, Genuine Dining Co

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