Picture credit: Dijana Capan, DVision Images
Picture caption: Organisers Marc Allridge and Hilary Scott
Nominate your favourites for 2019 Thames Valley Hospitality Awards.
The 2019 Thames Valley Hospitality Awards are open for nominations celebrating excellence and outstanding staff in the sector. From hotels to B&Bs, bars to restaurants, it’s time to share who you think deserves to be honoured.
In addition to last year’s categories, there are three new ones – Achiever of the Year, Wedding Venue of the Year and Outside Caterer of the Year. This is the second year of the awards and the organisers are delighted to be building on the success of last year.
Co-organiser Marc Allridge of Cherubs Floral Design said they were very excited about the new categories. He added: “We would love people from managers to brides to nominate in the Wedding Venue of the Year category. And we want to hear form all those caterers who work away behind the scenes and often don’t get recognised for their efforts – winning Outside Caterer of the Year would fix that.
“We also want to see lots of entries in Achiever of the Year – this is for a youngster who has overcome physical or mental issues to shine in the trade.”
The gala awards dinner this year is being held at the De Vere Wokefield Estate on Sunday, 28th April and hosted by leading chef Daniel Galmiche. Fellow organiser Hilary Scott encouraged entries for this year, saying: “We had so many entries in our first year it was amazing. I hope that we can get more this year now we are a bit better known. And remember if you missed out last year you can enter again.”
This year’s categories are:
Hotel of the Year sponsored by TVHA
Independent Hotel of Year sponsored by Newsquest Berkshire
Bar of the Year sponsor Matthew Clark
Restaurant of the Year
Hotel Manager of the Year sponsored by Cream Design
Front of house star sponsored by H&D Food Solutions
Back of house star sponsored by Cherubs Floral Design
Apprentice of the Year
Three new categories for 2019:
Achiever of the Year – a youngster who has overcome physical or mental issues to shine
Wedding Venue of the Year – in a competitive market who stands out for their venue, service and professionalism
Outside Caterer of the Year – in a growing market, we want to find the best