The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) announced winners of its prestigious awards. The annual ceremony took place during the President’s dinner, at the HCA National Leadership and Development Forum, held at Celtic manor in Newport.
The awards publicly acknowledge exceptional commitment and outstanding contributions from HCA members over the last 12 months. All finalists have been originally nominated for demonstrating excellence in the chosen categories.
The judging panel consisted of HCA President, The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC OBE, Vice Presidents Mark Hayman and Alison McCree and national chairman Stewart McKenzie. The panel of judges were impressed with the calibre of applications and agreed all finalists would also be presented with certificates.
Stewart McKenzie, National Chairman comments: “I am delighted by the number of entries for the HCA Awards this year. This proves the calibre of NHS catering. We commend the hard work, dedication and compassion of our members. Many congratulations to all of the winners and finalists.”
As part of the HCA’s bid to support those in need, the Wales branch raised money for two charities and accepted donations during the President’s dinner. The first of these is Tŷ Hafan, one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities offering care to children and support for their families throughout Wales. The second is Dementia UK, a national charity which provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. In total, the HCA raised £6,000. Each charity was presented with a cheque of £3000 each at the end of evening.
For more information about the HCA, please visit www.hospitalcaterers.org or for more information about the HCA forum, please visit www.hcaforum.co.uk
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Caterer of the Year 2019, sponsored by Hobart UK