Announcing the finalists

The 2019 awards will celebrate the people and food providers who are making a difference and inspiring others through the healthy & sustainable catering frameworks, Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard (and to celebrate our 10th anniversary).

2018 Awards Celebration
We held our 2018 celebration on 3rd October at the Council House in Birmingham.

Winners will be chosen by an independent judging panel including: 

  • Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University of London
  • Bee Wilson, food writer, historian and school food campaigner
  • Myles Bremner, CEO of Bremner Consulting
  • Stephen Forster, National LACA Chair and Business Development Director for Chartwells
  • Lynsey Gordon, Category Manager at Scotland Excel

Judges are looking for people and food providers with an outstanding commitment to embedding the standards and going above and beyond in sourcing and serving healthy food, that’s better for the environment and made with sustainable practise in mind.

The Finalists

Food for Life Served Here Further and Higher Education Champion Award
Ivan Hopkins at Nottingham Trent University 
Ewa Rolek at LSE

Food for Life Served Here Healthcare Champion Award
Carl Stevenson at Bondcare – Summerfield House Nursing Home
Gary Wilkins at North Bristol NHS Trust – Southmead Hospital
Neil Thompson at Abbeyfield Society

Food for Life Served Here Independent School Champion Award
Steve Brown at Monkton Combe School
Debby Staples at Oakhyrst Grange School
Simon Blackwood at King’s House School

Food for Life Served Here Restaurants, Events and Leisure Champion Award
Leila Lakeland at Marwell Wildlife
Tomas Jelinek at Chester Zoo
Beverley Edwards at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Food for Life Served Here Workplace Champion Award
Louis Wood at CH&Co - Crawley
Dan Blackburn at John Lewis Partnership, Victoria Head Office Campus

Food for Life Served Here Schools Champion Award
Marie Bridge at GS Plus – Christ Church Primary
Amanda Whatley at Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) 
Jackie Manship at Leicestershire Traded Services 
Fiona Murray at East Ayrshire Council – Shortlees Primary and Early Childhood Centre

Food for Life Served Here Early Years Champion Award
Tracy Miller & Olivia Cherry at Childbase Partnership - Woodlands Day Nursery 
Antonia Mazaar at Montys Nursery and Pre-School -Thompson Avenue

Food for Life Served Here Excellence at Silver and Gold Award
North Bristol NHS Trust Southmead Hospital
Harrison Catering Services
RSPB Wetlands Reserve
Tall Trees Kindergarten
Oldham Council

Food for Life Served Here Innovation in Customer Engagement Award
National Trust
East Renfrewshire Council
Leicestershire Traded Services Catering
John Lewis Partnership, Victoria head Office Campus

Food for Life Supplier Scheme Champion
Yeo Valley 
Creed Foodservice
Young’s Seafood
Pip Organic

Green Kitchen Standard Champion 
Food @ Edgehill University
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Aramark Ltd University of Westminster 

Winners will be announced at the celebration on the evening of the 15th November at London's Living Room, City Hall, London, with words of encouragement written by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. We are delighted that healthy food advocate Prue Leith CBE will be joining us to deliver a welcome speech and assist in presenting the awards.

As it is our 10th anniversary we will be celebrating some of our early adopters of Food for Life Served Here (was the Catering Mark) and recognising their long-term commitment to sourcing and serving fresh, honest and local food – a fantastic achievement!

More information about our 10th anniversary will follow in coming months.

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