NACC Awards announce 2021 winners

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the winners for the NACC Awards 2021.

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) gathered in Nottingham last night (7 October, 2021) for the NACC Awards 2021.

The awards were to celebrate the many outstanding contributions to care catering over the past 12 months, and lots of awards were handed out to the deserving winners on the night. It was also a great time for everyone to get together and celebrate what the care catering industry has achieved over the last year - and beyond as 2020's award ceremony was a virtual party due to the pandemic.

So, here are the 2021 NACC Award winners: 

The Triumph Over Adversity Award, sponsored by Bullseye Food Packaging: Anwar Kajee, Head of Hospitality, Country Court

Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart: Long Close Retirement Home

Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito: The Bevy Community Pub

Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by e-f group: Care UK Residential Care Services

Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions: Rida Diab, Chef Manager, Royal Star & Garter - Surbiton

Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods: Adriano Carvalho, Dining Service Coordinator, Sunrise of Sonning, Sunrise Senior Living AND Luke Webb, Second Chef, Mill House Care & Dementia Home,

Region of the Year Award, sponsored by Meiko: South West Region

Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Anglia Crown: Sophie Murray, Head of Nutrition and Hydration, Sunrise Senior Living

National Chair’s Award: Andy Jones

Sue Cawthray, National Chair of the NACC, said it was "a real privilage" to be a part of the awards and that the shortlist were "inspiring".

“What a tremendous evening! A very big congratulations to all the NACC Awards 2021 winners," she said. "It was a real privilege to recognise the extraordinary contributions so many have made to care catering and joyful to be able to present our worthy winners with their awards in person. 

“As well as honouring our winners, the evening was a real celebration of the care catering sector. The shortlists were inspiring, and we can all agree that this year’s finalists and winners are a true reflection of everyone in our sector who has and continues to work so tirelessly, selflessly and innovatively as the challenges of the pandemic, and other factors such as Brexit, staff shortages and supply chain, have continued to unfold. I could not be prouder to be part of the amazing care catering sector.”

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