Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards – the winners

29/09/2014 13:09
Hai Street Kitchen, Ca’puccino and Comptoir Libanais were amongst the winners of this year’s Lunch Business Grab & Go Awards, which took place last night.

More than 200 people from the food to go industry were at the London Art House to cheer on the winners.

The evening kicked off with a buzzing drinks and canapé reception followed by the presentation of awards.

This year the judging was split into two groups. Judging the Best Coffee and Tea Experience categories as well as the Group Area Manager of the Year, Best Street Food Offering, Best Independent Outlet and Contract Catering Grab & Go, we had Martyn Herriott from the Beverage Standards Association, Gary McGann from Beyond the Bean, Cheryl Carrol from Caffe Culture and last year’s Special Achievement Award winner Paul Ettinger from Caffe Nero.

Judging the other six categories were Jonathan Doughty from Coverpoint Foodservice Consultancy, Andrew Green from the Craft Guild of Chefs, Hannah Crump from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Peter Backman from Horizons and 2012’s Special Achievement Award winner, Vincent McKevitt from Tossed.

Maria Bracken, editor of Lunch Business magazine, commented: "Last night's event was buzzing. There was a fantastic turnout from the industry and there was a great atmosphere amongst the crowd. We look forward to taking this event to the next level next year.

"The event was not only the perfect opportunity to reward our champions within food to go, but was also a great platform for us to announce that Lunch Business magazine is going digital, as of the December/January issue."

The full list of winners are as follows:

Best Coffee Experience
Timberyard Old Street
Sponsored by Peros

Best Independent Outlet
Yummy Yorkshire
Sponsored by Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances

Best Lunchtime Menu
Hai Street Kitchen & Co
Sponsored by Baxters

Best Street Food Offering
The Bell & Brisket
Sponsored by Santa Maria

Best Tea Experience
Waterloo Tea
Sponsored by Tea Fusion

Brand of the Year
Ed’s Easy Diner
Sponsored by Da Vinci

Contract Catering Grab & Go Concept
GROUND, Down to Earth Dining
(Host Management)
Sponsored by Dolmio & Uncle Bens

Corporate Social Responsibility
Sponsored by Manitowoc Foodservice

Group Area Manager of the Year
Giles Davies, TNS Catering
Sponsored by Zenith Hygiene

Group Operator of the Year
Sponsored by Waffletops from Enjays

Innovation Award
Comptoir Libanais
Sponsored by Pasta King

Marketing Award
(Bartlett Mitchell)
Sponsored by 21Six

Special Achievement Award
Leon Restaurants
Sponsored by Lantmännen Unibake

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