Cateys 2019: chef Shaun Hill and hotelier Ken McCulloch carry off top accolades

02 July 2019 by
Cateys 2019: chef Shaun Hill and hotelier Ken McCulloch carry off top accolades

Chef Shaun Hill and hotelier Ken McCulloch carried off the two top accolades at the Cateys 2019.

McCulloch, 70, was honoured with the Special Award for his visionary work in creating Glasgow's One Devonshire Gardens, as well as launching two ground-breaking brands, Malmaison and Dakota. He has made an indelible mark on the British hotel scene, creating hotels that "led the zeitgeist of the time".

The awards were presented in front of an audience of 1,200 at London's Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, on Tuesday evening. The ceremony was held in partnership with Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division.

The evening saw both chef Paul Ainsworth and general manager of the Royal Lancaster London, Sally Beck, recognised with two Cateys apiece.

Ainsworth, behind No 6 and Rojano's in the Square in Padstow, as well as the Mariners in Rock, walked away with both the Chef and Restaurateur of the Year - Independent awards, after judges described his past 12 months as "truly phenomenal", praising him for building up "the most stylish and impressive family of restaurants".

Beck was presented with the Manager of the Year Award and Accessibility Award, for her work at the Royal Lancaster London, after being described as "one of the most naturally gifted and inspirational leaders of her time".

South America's leading chef and restaurateur, Francis Mallmann, received the International Outstanding Achievement Award. The chef has gained global acclaim for the theatrical and stripped-back feasts he cooks over open fires on his private Patagonian island at the world's most remote cookery school.

Other winners of the evening included Hawksmoor, which was named Restaurateur of the Year - Group; the Ned in London, which won the Hotel of the Year - Group Award; Rudding Park in Harrogate, which was presented with the Hotel of the Year - Independent Award; and Vacherin's Phil Roker, who walked away with the Foodservice Caterer Award.

The full list of winners

Best Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Amadeus

Inception Group, London

Manager of the Year, sponsored by HRC

Sally Beck, Royal Lancaster London

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Bookatable

Hickory, Edinburgh

Accessibility Award, sponsored by Blue Badge Access Awards 2019

Royal Lancaster London

Newcomer Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

Paul Foster, Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon

Menu of the Year, sponsored by Teflonâ„¢ nonstick coatings

Inver, Argyll and Bute

Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Alaska Seafood

Battlesteads hotel and restaurant, Northumberland

Pub and Bar Award, sponsored by Britvic

Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Green Man, Essex

Restaurateur of the Year - Independent, sponsored by OpenTable

Paul Ainsworth, No 6, Rojano's in the Square, and the Mariners; Cornwall

Restaurateur of the Year - Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division

Huw Gott and Will Beckett, Hawksmoor

Best Employer Award,sponsored by Rapport

The Grand Brighton

Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award, sponsored by William Grant & Sons

Sandia Chang, Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table, London

Health and Nutrition Award, sponsored by Upfield

Fish City Belfast

Public Sector Caterer Award, sponsored by Premier Foods

Matthew White, University of Reading and TUCO

Education and Training Award, sponsored by Bidfood

Andrew Boer, Edge Hotel School, Essex

Hotel of the Year - Group, sponsored by Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division

The Ned London

Hotel of the Year - Independent, sponsored by Criton

Rudding Park, Harrogate

Foodservice Caterer Award, sponsored by Zenith Hygiene & Diversity

Phil Roker, Vacherin, London

Chef Award, sponsored by Brakes

Paul Ainsworth

International Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Knorr Professional

Francis Mallman

Special Award, sponsored by CH&Co

Ken McCulloch, Dakota

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Berkeley Scott

Shaun Hill, Walnut Tree, Abergavenny

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