The NACC announces awards finalists

The NACC has revealed the individuals and teams shortlisted for the NACC Awards 2021.

The NACC has revealed the individuals and teams shortlisted for the NACC Awards 2021.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate the innovation, excellence and dedication within care catering and the unsung heroes across the sector that go above and beyond every day for the benefit of their residents, service users, customers and colleagues – from care homes to community services, including Meals on Wheels and Luncheon Clubs.

The overall winners will be announced at the NACC Awards 2021 gala dinner, which takes place on Thursday 7th October at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

The finalists are:

The Triumph Over Adversity Award, sponsored by Bullseye Food Packaging
The Hertfordshire Independent Living Service Team
Anwar Kajee, head of hospitality, Country Court
Denise McEvoy, head of care services, Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association
Paul Robottom, owner/director, Signature Dining

Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart
Invicta Court Care Home
Long Close Retirement Home
Mill House

Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito
Harrogate and Ripon Food Angels
Nottinghamshire County Council Meals at Home team
The Bevy Community Pub
The Umbrella Café
West Sussex County Council

Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by CaterCloud
Care UK food and hotel services team
Sunrise of Sonning
Country Court
Mill House

Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Rida Diab, chef manager, Royal Star & Garter, Surbiton
Natalie Jordan, chef manager, BUPA Beacher Hall
Stuart Keown, senior dining services coordinator, Sunrise of Banstead
Dianne Lilley, hotel services manager, Care UK residential care services
Daisy Slavkova, head of hospitality, Elsyng House

Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Adriano Carvalho, dining service coordinator, Sunrise of Sonning
Luke Webb, second chef, Mill House Care & Dementia Home

The winners of the following awards will be revealed at the gala awards dinner:
NACC Region of the Year Award, sponsored by Meiko
Pam Rhodes Award, sponsored by Anglia Crown
National Chair’s Award

Sue Cawthray, national chair of the NACC, said: “The NACC Awards 2021 are even more special this year as once again we will be able to celebrate with colleagues and friends in person. It’s going to be a wonderful evening and a highlight of what’s been another difficult year. I, for one, cannot wait to honour the amazing people that work within the care catering sector. I wish all the finalists the very best of luck.”