Catey Awards 2016 :: Testimonials
5th July 2016, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
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What our winners say:

“I felt so lucky, honoured and grateful to win the 2013 Manager of the Year Catey. It was an amazing and memorable moment which I was so happy to share with my colleagues and partner.”
Fred Sirieix, Galvin at Windows and creator The Art of Service
 
“To win the 2013 Independent Restaurateur of the Year Catey was one of the highlights of a pretty remarkable period for me. So imagine my excitement when I scooped the Chef Award too - a double that no-one else had achieved before. To add these two gongs to the Catey I had already won in 2005, the Newcomer Award, made me feel incredibly proud to be acknowledged for my efforts from industry greats and it is something I will never forget.”
Simon Rogan, L'Enclume
 
“The whole Catey experience was overwhelming. It was not just being nominated, nor the fantastic experience of being presented with the 2013 Education and Training Catey statue on the night, but it was also all the messages of congratulations that kept coming after the awards evening. To be recognised with a Catey, and to realise that so many people value what you do, is deeply humbling.”
John Cousins, The Food and Beverage Training Company, London
 
“Winning the 2013 Pub and Bar Catey was fantastic. It is a huge honour to be recognised, and to be in the same company of many great names in the hospitality industry who have previously won a Catey, is incredible. Our bronze Catey sits with pride of place at The Pipe and Glass and is a constant reminder of what can be achieved.”
James Mackenzie, The Pipe and Glass Inn
 


More comments from our winners and sponsors:

“A very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable evening. The responses we've had from our invited guests have been excellent.”
“We enjoyed every moment. The enormous amount of work, planning and thought that goes into the Cateys to make it such a fabulous success is very evident.”
“The Catey Awards have a far-reaching effect as I have received many hundreds of letter and emails of congratulations plus texts and phone calls from the USA, Australia, Canada and South Africa. Some of these people I hadn't heard from for 20 years.”
“We are over the moon - such a morale boost!  It helps a lot not only for the heads of department but for the entire staff. They will be happy to know that they are working in one of the best establishments in the UK!”
“We were delighted to receive this award on behalf of our dedicated team and I know it will inspire us to raise the bar even higher in the future.”
“The night will live long in my memory! As always the Cateys were a fabulous event and this year made even more so by our fabulous win.  Thank you for our award - we truly appreciate it and we were so proud to be among so many fantastic, previous winners.”
"Well done on organising another great event."
"The Cateys evening was terrific, and I was really pleased to have been part of it - so many interesting people, deserving winners and great fun all round."
"The 30th anniversary of the Cateys was as per previous years - extremely well organised and professional and we were made to feel very welcome indeed by all."
"We thought it was a particularly special Cateys this year.  We have had very positive feedback from all of our guests, many expressing the same feeling – that the atmosphere was extra special. We thought the food was superb, and we loved the 30-year reel. A really lovely evening all round"

 

What our guests say:

“As always, there was the chance to meet up with industry friends from across the whole spectrum of the catering world.”
“A great opportunity to catch up with so many old colleagues, friends and industry peers and to meet new friends!”
“It is always a great event, and the most stylish in the calendar!”
“I thought the room looked absolutely amazing, the food was stunning and the company great!”
“What a powerful event, great food and service, wonderful entertainment and the drama of the awards!”