Blakemore Foodserive, the foodservice division of AF Blakemore, earlier this month honoured the best of its catering customers at the Blakemore Foodserivce Awards.
IM House, a contract caterer based in Coleshill, Birmingham, was named Overall Winner in the private sector (pictured above); while the Overall Winner award for the public sector went to St Anne’s Stanley C of E School in Liverpool (pictured below). Both winners received £1,000.
A total of 260 guests – including Blakemore Foodservice customers, staff and suppliers – were invited to attend the event, which took place on at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
Blakemore Foodservice sales and marketing director Jim Dudley said: “These awards, which are now in their twelfth year, are held annually to acknowledge and reward our customers for their initiative, skill and dedication to their businesses.”
Attendees included publicans, school caterers, hoteliers, universities and representatives from across the business and industry sector. Entrants competed in various categories, including Best Menu, Community Interaction, Customer Service, Catering Team and the Peter Blakemore Award.
Guests enjoyed a three-course meal followed by entertainment from magician Paul Zenon, who treated the audience to an array of magical tricks. His performance was followed by comedian and actor Omid Djalili, who went on to co-host the event with Jim Dudley.
The main sponsors of the event were Calypso, Kellogg’s, Marshalls, GRH, Greenhous, Wrights, Premier, Kerry, Nestle, Pritchitts, Hartshorne’s, Unilever and Spillard.