Compass Secures double at Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

Compass Secures Double at Craft Guild of Chefs Awards Ryan Hopper
Ryan Hopper won the Public Sector Chef Award
12/06/2019 - 05:00
Compass Group UK & Ireland, a food and support services firm, celebrated a successful evening at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 6 June at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

The Craft Guild of Chefs was established in 1965 and recognises the greatest culinary talent across the industry whether they work in a village pub or a fine dining restaurant.

Ryan Hopper, from ESS Defence took home the Public Sector Chef Award while James Larkins, Chartwells, Oxford University won the Contract Catering Chef Award.

Hopper, said: “It was a real honour to be a finalist for this award, so it’s great to come away with the win. 

“Helping develop so many chefs across the sites is very rewarding in itself, but it’s always nice to be acknowledged and it doesn’t get much better than by the Craft Guild of Chefs.”

Larkins, said: “The sense of achievement to be recognised by the Craft Guild is overwhelming and I’d like to thank all my senior colleagues, in particular Nick Vadis, for their support. 

“This award is particularly special, and I dedicate it to my team, who I’m incredibly proud of, I couldn’t have won it without them. As a team, we’ve built up this contract from a blank canvas into the strong proposition it is today.”

Vadis, Culinary Director Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented on the double accolade for Compass: “The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are extremely prestigious within our industry so to have two winners from Compass really is an exceptional achievement, especially given that contract catering and the public sector are paramount to our business.

“We always strive to be the very best and having five finalists, two of which went on to win, proves that we’re continuing to excel and deliver fantastic food and service to both our clients and their customers.”

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