It’s really easy to nominate a team or an individual. Please use the button below, which will take you to our nomination form. To complete the form, you will need to specify which award category you are nominating an individual/team for. Further information about each awards category can be found below.
CLOSING DATE: 11:59pm Friday 1st March 2019
Our awards information PDF can be found below, which sets out the awards categories and provides further information about the venue. Our nominations guide ‘How to Make Your Nomination Stand Out - A Guide to Compiling a Successful Nomination’ is also located below.
Our nominations guide ‘How to Make Your Nomination Stand Out - A Guide to Compiling a Successful Nomination’ is located below. This document may be helpful in your preparation of your nomination.
Chef Manager of the Year (Secondary Schools)
Sponsored by MorBeans
Secondary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year
Sponsored by Love Joes
Operational Manager 2019
Sponsored by Bidfood
Special Contribution Award
Sponsored by Hobart UK
HCL Partner of the Year
Sponsored by HCL
Mobile Workforce Award
Sponsored by W.V. Howe Limited
Delivering Service Excellence
Sponsored by Premier Foods
Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region A
Sponsored by UK Foodhall
Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region B
Sponsored by McCain
Primary School / Academy Catering Team of the Year – Region C
Sponsored by Unilever Foods
Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region A)
Sponsored by Histon Produce
Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region B)
Sponsored by Quorn
Cook Manager of the Year (Primary Schools - Region C)
Sponsored by Green Gourmet
In addition, HCL are proud to receive sponsorship from:
All shortlisted nominees and their nominator will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday 17 May 2019 at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1NS. Each winner will be announced and presented with a Certificate of Excellence and a trophy to mark their achievement.
Acknowledging staff commitment, loyalty and their overall contribution to our successful organisation is particularly important to HCL. Being nominated for an award not only gives a sense of kudos and honour at a personal level for individuals, but at the same time raises the professional bar in our continual quest for the delivery of service excellence.
The HCL spectacular awards event, generously sponsored by our valued suppliers, aims to recognise individual colleagues and whole teams across HCL who have shown excellence in the way in which they have undertaken their duties or who have demonstrated outstanding support in the pursuit of providing distinction in education catering.
Ashridge House is a former royal residence in Berkhamstead, set in 190 acres of outstandingly beautiful gardens. The house also served as THE inspiration for the design of Hogwarts. (Harry Potter fans will instantly recognise the staircase).
For more information about Ashridge, please visit their website below.