Eat Out Awards - The Winners

02/11/2017 09:11
The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony last week (1st November) at The Freemasons' Hall, London, where over 200 guests came together to celebrate our industry.

Nando's was crowned Nation's Favourite Restaurant Company, sponsored by Springboard Charity whilst Vintage Inns scooped the Nation's Favourite Pub Company of the Year title, sponsored by Fleet Street Communications.

Top chef Cyrus Todiwala led a countdown of the top five brands in each category, including some of the biggest names in the casual dining sector such as Carluccio's, YO! Sushi, Prezzo and Wagamama.

Maria Bracken, editor of Eat Out, commented: "Congratulations to all of our well deserved winners. We are all so fortunate to work and operate in such a innovative and diverse sector. I look forward to seeing what's next for our industry."

The evening was also used as a platform to update guests on some exciting developments with Eat Out. As of January 2018, Eat Out will be branded as 'Eat Out International' with a circulation growing from 100,000 to in excess of 2million.

The content of the new product will be trend and market insight led, using foodservice analysts from GlobalData, the leading provider of global research in to the foodservice industry. It will focus on sharing information that will help businesses measure their success in a local scenario; whilst providing guidance on food trends, growth sectors, competitor behaviour and much more on a global level.

Here is the full list of winners (pictured with Todiwala):

Best All Day Menu
Sponsored by Kraft Heinz
KuPP

L-R, Clare Crosland, Blandine Marliat (KuPP), Nick Wallis (Kraft Heinz)


Best New Brand
Sponsored by Casual Dining Show
Perkee - Bartlett Mitchell

L-R, Grace Allwright (Casual Dining), Ian Thomas, Miguel Teixeira Camara, Emma Sison (Perkee)


Best Use of Technology
Sponsored by Blanco Professional
Yummy Collection

L-R, Tim Foster (Yummy Collection), Stefan Deeken (Blanco), Almara Abgarian (Yummy Collection)


Brand of the Year
Sponsored by Radnor Hills
Rosa's Thai Café

L-R, Katie Watkins (Radnor Hills), Punky Patra-Yanan, Gavid Adair (Rosa's Thai Cafe)


Charity Initiative
Sponsored by Hotelympia 2018
Cosmo Restaurants

L-R, Lorraine Wood *standing in* (Arena), Ross Carter (Hotelympia)


Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Goodman Derrick
YO! Sushi

L-R, Jessica Nugent (Goodman Derrick), Dan Grantham (YO! Sushi)


Green Award
Sponsored by Hobart UK
King's Head Hursley

Second and third from left, Iain Munro (Hobart UK), Mark Thornhill (King's Head Hursley)


 Group Operator of the Year
Sponsored by Carpigiani
ETM Group

L-R, Rachel Bolton (ETM), David Ashton (Carpigiani), Bridget Croft (ETM)


Healthy Eating Award
Sponsored by Brita UK
YO! Sushi

L-R, Sean Edwards, Mike Lewis (YO! Sushi), Brita sponsor


Hot Drinks Concept
Sponsored by Burco Commercial
Yumchaa

L-R, Burco sponsor, Chloe O’Hare-Carroll, Otilia Onea (Yumchaa)


Independent Operator of the Year
Sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Blackberry Grove

L-R, Joanna Jones (Blackberry Grove), Katie Tyler (Commercial Kitchen)


 Marketing/Social Media
Sponsored by 21 Six
Pho

L-R, Naomi Davies, Libby Andrews (Pho), Mike Bell (21 Six)


Menu Development Award
Sponsored by Toschi UK
Olive Tree

L-R, Danny Hobson (Olive Tree Brasserie), Phillip Rundlett (Toschi UK), Dean Wilson (Olive Tree Brasserie)


Team of the Year
Sponsored by Radnor Hills
The Yummy Collection

L-R, Tim Foster (Yummy Collection), Katie Watkins (Radnor Hills), Almara Abgarian (Yummy Collection)


Special Achievement Award
Ian Neill

L-R, Ian Neill, Nicola Holden (Bidfood)


Nation's Favourite Pub Company of the Year
Sponsored by Fleet Street Communications
Vintage Inns

L-R, Tess Pennington (Fleet Street Communications), Selina Parker, Rachel Westwood (Vintage Inns)


Nation's Favourite Restaurant Company of the Year
Sponsored by The Springboard Charity
Nando's

L-R, Springboard sponsor, Anne Pierce (Springboard), David Manly (Nando's)

Special thanks to our judges...

Anne Pierce, Springboard
Andreia Harwood, Wasabi
Bob Cotton, consultant
Gary McGann, Beyond the Bean
Jack Macintyre, GlobalData
Nicholas Wallis, Kraft Heinz
Paul Hopper, founder, HOP
Peter Martin, CGA Peach
Scott Duncan, Carpigiani
Ylva Johannesson, SRA
Martina Jensen, SRA

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