Eurest named Business & Industry Caterer of the Year at Foodservice Cateys

Eurest is proud to announce we have been named Business & Industry Caterer of the Year at the prestigious Foodservice Cateys. On a special night we were also winners in the CSER category whilst Senior Nutritionist Rees Bramwell won the Healthy Eating Champion category.

The FS Cateys, run by The Caterer magazine, are recognised as the number one awards scheme in our industry and were presented at a glamorous ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster hotel.

So, to win a hat-trick of awards was wonderful recognition for all the people who work so hard across our business. In presenting the B&I Caterer of the Year trophy, judges said Eurest has ‘raised the bar for the sector with its social and environmental strategy’.

Putting people and the planet first

Morag Freathy, Managing Director B&I, said: “That assessment is a ringing endorsement of a strategy to put people and the planet first in everything we do at Eurest.

“But it is good news for our clients, too, because by having those strategies in place we are also helping them achieve their own sustainability goals and to nudge their employees into healthier lifestyles.

“So much hard work at all levels has gone in to setting and meeting a range of commitments that were the backbone of this award, including a commitment to be Net Zero by the end of 2030 and a promise for 60% of recipes to be plant-based by the end of 2024.

“However, the real key is the buy-in we’ve had from all our employees, and all our clients, to chase those goals together. So, this award really is for everyone.”

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Three awards won on a big day for Eurest and our clients

The Business & Industry Caterer of the Year, sponsored by Franke, was not our only success on the night. We also lifted the CSER award, sponsored by Nestle, for the second year in a row.

In addition, it was a special night for Senior Nutritionist Rees Bramwell, who's currently working towards his MSC Level 7 Sustainability Business Specialist Apprenticeship, as he won the Healthy Eating Champion award for his work across the business. This included a complete reformulation of our food offer, utilising nutrition to deliver healthy options for clients and their employees, as well a successful campaign to reduce food waste.

Morag Freathy added: “Rees has worked tirelessly to help us deliver sustainability and healthy eating targets - and to promote outstanding service and food quality. Judges praised him for leading ‘a sea change in the UK’s biggest caterer’. That’s quite an accolade, but well deserved.

“Congratulations to all awards winners on the night, across all categories, and to everyone at The Caterer and Foodservice Cateys for hosting such a spectacular event.

“We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!”

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