Acorn Awards 2005

26 November 2004
Acorn Awards 2005

It will take placeÁ‚ at the Four Seasons hotel, Canary Wharf, on the weekend of 10/11 April 2005.

The judging panel comprises: Nicola Carter, sales and marketing co-ordinator, Mymarket (2004 Acorn winner); Karen Earp, general manager, Four Seasons hotel, Canary Wharf; Terence Haynes, president and chief operating officer of McDonaldÁ¢Â€Â™s Restaurants; James Horler, chief executive, La Tasca Restaurants; Calum Ross, managing director of Acorn Awards sponsor Unilever Foodsolutions UK; Rebecca Thomas, managing director, ISS Eaton; Brian Turner, chef-restaurateur, Brian Turner Mayfair; Bill Vickers, marketing and food services director, Compass Group; and Sean Wheeler, human resources manager, Mitchells & Butlers (Acorn winner and member of the Acorn Club).

Click here for an online nomination form.

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The winners of the 2004 Acorn Awards were announced in the 29 April issue of Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine.

Click here to read the full article.

What are the Acorn Awards?

The Acorn Awards are given every year to 30 people under the age of 30, in recognition of their commitment and devotion to the hospitality industry.

These winners are the very best in their class, representing a host of positions, from head chefs and housekeepers to night managers and regional sales directors.

All nominations are scrutinised and judged by a panel of industry leaders, including a representative from the previous yearÁ¢Â€Â™s Acorn winners.

SponsorÁ¢Â€Â™s message:

Calum Ross, managing director, UBF Foodsolutions, Unilever Bestfoods UK, said: Á¢Â€Âœ2005 represents the 19th year that Unilever Foodsolutions has supported the Acorn Awards, and our commitment to the scheme is as strong as ever. Á¢Â€ÂœWe passionately believe that the future of the hospitality industry is dependent upon the calibre of personnel across all disciplines, and by nurturing and supporting tomorrowÁ¢Â€Â™s industry leaders it will continue to go from strength to strength. Á¢Â€ÂœThrough the Acorn Awards we can put this into action and recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of 30 young industry professionals whose achievements make them stand out from their peers. Á¢Â€ÂœUnilever FoodsolutionsÁ¢Â€Â™ position at the forefront of the food service industry is based on its ability to respond to the ever-changing marketplace and provide innovative catering solutions. All our products are backed by a wealth of culinary knowledge, marketing expertise and product development from our worldwide operation. Á¢Â€ÂœUnilever Foodsolutions is proud to maintain its commitment to the food service industry through its support of the Acorn Awards, and we look forward to congratulating this yearÁ¢Â€Â™s outstanding achievers.Á¢Â€Â
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