Cateys 2013: Le Gavroche and Simon Rogan in double wins
Both Le Gavroche and Simon Rogan scored doubles at the 30th Cateys last night, collecting two trophies each at the hospitality industry's most prestigious awards ceremony.
Silvano Giraldin, who spent 37 years front of house at Le Gavroche until he retired five years ago, picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala dinner on Tuesday at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.
And his longtime colleague, TV personality and two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, chef-patron of the restaurant, picked up the Special Award.
Both were praised for their efforts promoting front-of-house careers over the past 12 months.
Commenting on Giraldin's award, Caterer and Hotelkeeper group editor Mark Lewis said: "In 37 years of loyal service at Le Gavroche, Silvano redefined great front-of-house service and inspired new generations of restaurant managers."
It is unprecedented for one person to win both chef and restaurateur awards in one year and it tops a busy year for Rogan who achieved two Michelin stars in October 2012 and headed the relaunch of the French restaurant at the Midland hotel, Manchester, to rave reviews in March.
The full list of winners were:
Best Group Marketing Campaign
Ugly Fish Friday by Lusso
Best Independent Marketing Campaign Vincent Café , Vincent Hotel, Southport, Merseyside
Manager of the Year Fred Sirieix, Galvin at Windows, London Hilton on Park Lane
Best Use of Technology Award Sodexo
Accessibility Award One Great George Street, London
Restaurateur of the Year - Independent Simon Rogan, L'Enclume, Cumbria; Roganic, London, the French, The Midland Hotel, Manchester
Restaurateur of the Year - Group Andy Bassadone, Côte
Sustainable Business Award The Lovat, Inverness-shire
Pub and Bar Award James and Kate Mackenzie, The Pipe & Glass, Beverley, East Yorkshire
Education and Training Award John Cousins, The Food and Beverage Training Company
Hotel of the Year - Group Hotel 41, London
Hotel of the Year - Independent The Pig, Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Health and Nutrition Award Compass Group UK & Ireland
Public Sector Caterer Award Anne Bull, Rhonda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Menu of the Year Sticky Walnut, Chester
Foodservice Caterer Award Mike Sunley, Lexington Catering
Newcomer Award Ollie Dabbous, Dabbous, London
Chef Award Simon Rogan, L'Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
Special Award Michel Roux Jnr
Lifetime Achievement Award Silvano Giraldin
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