5th October

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Category winners
Headline sponsor

Welcome to our Caterer.com People Awards 2017.

Employers from all sectors and regions of the UK gathered at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge on the evening of Thursday 5th October to celebrate the finest initiatives and innovations in hospitality recruitment, retention and development.

Hosted by comedienne, Katherine Ryan, it was an exciting night for the shortlisted employers and a hugely successful one for the 13 winners who ended up walking away with those prestigious trophies.

We thank everybody who attended and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Details on the 2018 Caterer.com People Awards will be announced soon.


13 Caterer.com People Awards will be presented this year and you can enter as many categories as you like. We welcome all entries from UK hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs and food service providers.

Whether your company is a large multi-national or a small country pub, if you’ve made an exciting breakthrough in your recruitment process, we look forward to seeing your entries.

Select from the categories below

...Honestly, we’re over the moon. This award is testament to the commitment of so many team members.

Brian Trolliop, Operations Director, DISHOOM

Our Judges

  • Giovanna Grossi
    Giovanna Grossi
    AA Services Group Manager
    AA Hotels
  • Paula Rogers
    Paula Rogers
    Admiral Recruitment
  • Maureen Leonard
    Maureen Leonard
    Baxter Storey
  • Ufi Ibrahim
    Ufi Ibrahim
    Chief Exeutive
    British Hospitality Association
  • James Atherton
    James Atherton
    People Director
    Boparan Restaurant Group
  • Louise Moneypenny
    Louise Moneypenny
    Head of Recruitment, Talent & Training
    Byron Hamburgers
  • Lisa Wade
    Lisa Wade
    Area Director HR
    Carlson Rezidor
  • Suresh Banarse
    Suresh Banarse
    Global HR Director
    Gaucho & CAU Restaurants
  • Alex Buchanan
    Alex Buchanan
    Catering in Scotland
  • Melanie Hayes
    Melanie Hayes
    Resourcing & Development Director
    Compass Group
  • Andrew O'Callaghan
    Andrew O'Callaghan
    Head of People
  • Ricky Cohen
    Ricky Cohen
    Deputy Director of Catering
    Durham University Catering
Headline sponsor


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  • COREcruitment
  • Peoplebank
  • Good & Co
  • CIS Excellence Awards
  • Detail 2 Leisure
  • Hotelympia
  • illy
  • Springboard
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