The Results of the CIS Excellence Awards 2014

May 30, 2014

The CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Caterer.com

Winners/Finalists 2014

The Special Award for Contribution to Education & Training, co-sponsored by Entiér Ltd & SQA

Awarded to: Willie McCurrach, City of Glasgow College

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The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidvest 3663

Winner: The !dea Works! (Compass Group UK & Ireland)

Finalists: 

  • Cordia Services LLP for the modernisation of school catering areas
  •  Pelican Procurement Services for Purchasing Intelligence (Pi)

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The Independent Event-Caterer of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Freshwater  and Pidy

Winner: Prep Catering, Inverness-shire

Finalists:

  • Gill Orde in Catering Ltd
  • Saltire Hospitality Ltd

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The Innovation in Training Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

Winner: Fresh Olives Apprenticeship Awards (Entiér Ltd)

Finalists:

  • ESS Support Services Worldwide
  • Zest, St Andrews (Highly Commended)

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The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

Winner: The Cock & Bull, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire

Finalists:

  • The Bridge Inn at Ratho, by Edinburgh (Highly Commended)
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

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The Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment & Tods Murray

Winner: Rikki Pirie, Entiér Services Ltd (at Apache Caledonia House)

Finalists:

  • Stuart Aitken, BaxterStorey Scotland
  •  John Buskie, Sodexo Prestige

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The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

Winner: Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh

Finalists:

  • Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
  • Ochiltree’s Dining, Abbotsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott

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The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

Winner: The Gannet, Glasgow

Finalists:

  • Field, Edinburgh (Highly Commended)
  • Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh
  • Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

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The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with Healthier Scotland

Winner: Sodexo at the Scottish Government

Finalists:

  • Inspire Catering @ Kilgraston School
  • Martha’s Restaurant, Glasgow

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The Excellence in Hospitality Education Award, sponsored by Premier Foods

Winner: SRUC Elmwood Campus Hospitality Department, Cupar

Finalists:

  • City of Glasgow College
  • The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine
  • Perth College UHI

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The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by GRAM

Winner: Ballathie Country House Hotel, Perthshire

Finalists:

  • Loch Melfort Hotel and Restaurant, Arduaine, by Oban
  • The Parklands Hotel, Perth

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The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

Winner: Mithas, Edinburgh

Finalists:

  • Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
  • The Horseshoe Restaurant with Rooms
  • 63 Tay Street, Perth

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The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Mazars and The Royal Bank of Scotland

Winner: Mandy Gray, Compass UK & Ireland

Finalists:

  • Taff Doyle, ARAMARK
  • Caroline White, Zest St Andrews

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The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey

Winner: Neil Forbes, Cafe St Honoré

Finalists:

  • Derek Donaldson, Hilton Glasgow
  • Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  • Ian McAndrew, Blackaddie House Hotel, Sanquhar

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The Lifetime Excellence Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

Presented to: Norman Springford, Apex Hotels Ltd

(collected on stage by Robert Allan, Training Director at Apex Hotels)

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CIS Excellence Awards Welcomes Thames Water as Supporting Sponsor

May 9, 2014

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The CIS Excellence Awards welcomed a new supporting sponsor on board this week. Thames Water Commercial Services, based in Edinburgh’s Albany Street, recently joined the competitive commercial utilities market north of the Border and is, according to business development manager, Erin Matthews, dedicated to serving the hospitality and catering sector:

‘Businesses in Scotland now have a choice of water supplier,’ she says. The water coming through the tap remains the same but you can now get it at a better price and with an improved service.

‘We’ve been working with the hospitality industry in Scotland over the past year to provide solutions which lower costs, reduce wastage and improve organisations’ sustainability credentials, and we look forward to demonstrating how we can add value and expertise whilst also saving our customers significant amounts of money on their water bills.’

Having already started work with respected operators including the Edinburgh Collection, the Townhouse Collection and Dundee Ice Arena, Thames Water are set to make a splash in Scotland over the next few years.

For more infomation on how Thames Water Commercial Services can save your business money simply by switching supplier, visit www.thameswater.co.uk.

Event Details For The CIS Excellence Awards 2014

May 1, 2014

Hilton Glasgow

Event Details  for the CIS Excellence Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 29th May 2014

Venue: Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street, G3 8HT

Start Time: 6.45pm for 7.30pm

Dress code: Black-tie

Carriages: 1 am

Hilton Glasgow Booking Code*: PR22ED

Contact Details: Ticket Enquiries: JMD Events – 07791 103 999; Press & Publicity: CIS Excellence Ltd – 08448 40 50 20 ; Accommodation: Hilton Glasgow – 0141 204 5555

 

Further information:

There will be a charity raffle in aid of HIT Scotland, The Scottish Culinary Team and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

 

* Subject to availability

 

 

The Shortlist for the 2014 CIS Excellence Awards

April 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Finalists for the CIS Excellence Awards 2014 are as follows:

The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by NHS Health Scotland

  • Inspire Catering @ Kilgraston School
  • Martha’s Restaurant, Glasgow
  • Sodexo at the Scottish Government

The Innovation in Training Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

  • ESS Support Services Worldwide
  • The Fresh Olives Apprenticeship Awards Programme (Entier Ltd)
  • Zest, St Andrews

The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

  • The Bridge Inn at Ratho, by Edinburgh
  • The Cock and Bull, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire
  • The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

The Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award,co- sponsored by ASA Recruitment & Tods Murray LLP

  • Stuart Aitken, BaxterStorey Scotland
  •  John Buskie, Sodexo Prestige
  • Rikki Pirie, Entier Ltd (at Apache Caledonia House)

The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

  • Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
  • Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
  • Ochiltree’s Dining, Abbotsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott

The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

  • Bistro Provence, Edinburgh
  • Field, Edinburgh
  • The Gannet, Glasgow
  • Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh

The Independent Event-Caterer of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Freshwater & PIDY

  • Gill Orde in Catering Ltd
  • Prep Catering Ltd
  • Saltire Hospitality Ltd

The Excellence in Hospitality Education Award, sponsored by Premier Foods

  • City of Glasgow College
  • The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine
  • Elmwood Campus Hospitality Team, SRUC Elmwood Campus
  • Perth College UHI

The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by GRAM

  • Ballathie Country House Hotel, Perthshire
  • Loch Melfort Hotel and Restaurant, Arduaine, by Oban
  • The Parklands Hotel, Perth

The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

  • Craig Millar @ 16 West End, St Monans
  • The Horseshoe Restaurant with Rooms
  • Mithas, Edinburgh
  • 63 Tay Street, Perth

The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey

  • Derek Donaldson, Hilton Glasgow
  • Neil Forbes, Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
  • Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh
  • Ian McAndrew, Blackaddie House Hotel, Sanquhar

The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Mazars & The Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Taff Doyle, ARAMARK
  • Mandy Gray, Compass UK & Ireland (Defence & Offshore)
  • Caroline White, Zest St Andrews

The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidvest 3663

  • Cordia Services LLP for the modernisation of school catering areas
  •  Pelican Procurement Services for Purchasing Intelligence (Pi)
  • Compass Group UK & Ireland for The Idea Works!

The Lifetime Excellence Award

The winner of this award will be announced on the evening of 29th May.

Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you on the evening of 29th May at the Hilton Glasgow.

Shortlist For the CIS Excellence Awards 2014 To Be Released 24/4/14

April 23, 2014

The shortlist of finalists for the 2014  CIS Excellence Awards will be released on this website, on Twitter @CISAwards, and on www.CateringScotland.com  from 1pm tomorrow, Thursday 24th April.

Good luck to everyone who has entered, and congratulations to those who’ll make it through.

CIS Excellence Awards Entries & Nominations Close at Midnight on 10/3/14!

March 10, 2014

Entries and nominations for the CIS Excellence Awards 2014 close tonight at midnight.

Aimed at ALL types of established and emerging businesses and individuals involved in Scotland’s catering, hospitality and tourism industries – from chefs, foodie pubs, colleges and caterers, to restaurants, hotels, software developers, food manufacturers, training companies, local authorities, tea rooms, guest houses etc, etc – there is a category to suit you or your business.

And this year, in recognition of 2014, we are introducing a 14th category: The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Mazars and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Aiming to identify the individual within the Scottish hospitality, catering and tourism industry who has consistently risen above and beyond their usual remit over the last 12 months, the award is open to employees of all sizes and types of organisations within the sector.

Entries are free of charge, you may nominate as many organisations or individuals as you wish, and nominations are open until Monday 10th March 2014.

The categories are as follows:

The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Mazars and the Royal Bank of Scotland

The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by 3663

The Independent Event-Caterer of the Year Award, co-sponsored PIDY & Freshwater

The Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education, sponsored by Premier Foods

The Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Tods Murray & ASA Recruitment

The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with NHS Health Scotland

The Innovation in Training Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

The Pub-Restaurant Excellence Award, Sponsored by Heinz Foodservice

The Sustainable Business Award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Sodexo

The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Gram

The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey Ltd

The Lifetime Excellence Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

Full details of the criteria, judging guidelines and electronic entry/nomination forms are available at The Categories section of this website.

This year’s ceremony takes place on Thursday 29th May 2014 at the Hilton Glasgow, and promises to be the biggest and most entertaining night since the first event back in 2004.

The CIS Excellence Awards 2014 are now OPEN for entries!

January 13, 2014

Welcome to the CIS Excellence Awards online. Entries and Nominations are now open for the 2014 awards. You can browse the site to find out more about the categories, criteria and sponsors, or you can head straight to the entry form.

Please ensure you follow the specific criteria and guidelines for each category, and if you have any queries about any part of the nomination process, contact nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com and we will endeavour to assist.

In the meantime we wish you the best of luck with this year’s awards.

NOMINATION DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 CIS EXCELLENCE AWARDS!

January 7, 2014

Welcome to the CIS Excellence Awards website. The dates have been announced for the 2014 CIS Excellence Awards entries.

Nominations open on Monday 13th January 2014 and close on Monday 10th March 2014.

And to celebrate the tenth year of the awards in 2014, we’ve launched a new video of the 2013 ceremony – go to the homepage now to view it on our YouTube channel!

This website was created to enable individuals and organisations to discover the awards experience, learn more about categories, examine the criteria and enter the awards using the new online submission form.
For entrants and nominators who prefer to print off their award criteria and information, the traditional entry form is available for download under the appropriate heading above.

PLEASE NOTE: THE 2014 AWARD CRITERIA AND SPONSORS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2014.

And remember – entries are open until Monday 10th March 2014 and the awards ceremony takes place on 29th May at Hilton Glasgow.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about anything relating to the 2014 CIS Excellence Awards, call 08448 40 50 20, or email nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

And keep a look out on these news pages for updates as and when they happen.

We wish you the best of luck in the CIS Excellence Awards 2014!