PACE Awards 2014 winners announced

24 March 2014 by
PACE Awards 2014 winners announced

The winners of the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) Awards 2014 have been announced.

The awards, which aim to celebrate excellence and dedication in the hospitality, catering and training industries, focus on the Lifetime Achievement and National Chairman accolades.

Bev Puxley, late master at the Worshipful Company of Cooks, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to catering education in the UK, while Willie McCurrach, City of Glasgow College, received the National Chairman's Award for his work in Scottish catering education.

The prize-giving ceremony was held on 13 March in Nottingham.

Other awards included the Best Chef Lecturer, which went to Lee Hyatt at Accrington & Rossendale College, Best Restaurant Service Lecturer (Sam Watkins, Gloucester College) and the award for Environmental Sustainability (Miranda Godfrey, Westminster Kingsway College).

National chair of PACE, Geoff Booth, congratulated all of this year's winners and praised the quality of hospitality training and education in the UK. He said: "The PACE Awards have revealed numerous examples of creativity and ingenuity that help prepare students for the demands of a career in the hospitality industry. It is also great to see educators and employers working closely together to achieve their common goals."

With over 1,200 members across 400 organisations, PACE champions issues and organisations involved in the hospitality, catering, education and training sectors.

Partnership with Industry Award

University College Birmingham and Mitchells & Butlers Partnership

Best Chef Lecturer Award Lee Hyatt, Accrington & Rossendale College

Best Hospitality Lecturer Award
Philip Tomlinson, New College Nottingham

Best Restaurant Service Lecturer
Sam Watkins, Gloucestershire College

Award for Environmental Sustainability Miranda Godfrey, Westminster Kingsway College

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bev Puxley, Late master, Worshipful Company of Cooks

National Chairman's Award Willie McCurrach, City of Glasgow College

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