Blue Apple Catering hosts annual awards

04/12/2017 - 07:00
Wokingham-based foodservice firm Blue Apple Catering held the 19th edition of its annual in-house awards last week.

Seven hand-painted award plates were given out in total during the dinner ceremony held at the Shendish Manor Hotel in Hertfordshire.

Winners, chosen at random from a selected shortlist, included Alex lovell (Chef of the Year), Craig Lumley (Manager of the Year) and Peter Phillips (Blue Apple Rising Star).

The awards were handed out by Tony Ball, director of sales at event sponsor Bidfood. Winners also received cash prizes ranging from £25 to £500.

Blue Apple chief executive, Brian Allanson, said: "Every year it just gets bigger and better, we even had fun roulette tables for those that didn’t want to dance and the teams get really competitive when the award winners are announced.

"The team work really hard all year and this is a great chance for everyone to get together. Next year it will be our 20th anniversary and we have already started planning for this big awards ceremony."

Full list of winners-

Manager of the Year – Craig Lumley from Wiltshire

Chef of the Year – Alex Lovell from Warwickshire

Unit of the Year – The team of James Pollard from Warwickshire

Team of the Year – The team of Julie Millar from Hertfordshire

Blue Apple Rising Star – Peter Phillips from The West Midlands

‘Shine’ Awards for Customer Excellence – Endang Gonzalez, Sara Brown and Sharon Crossley

Blue Apple Food Photograph of the Year – Pauline Palmer from Essex

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