Finalists revealed for NACC Awards 2019

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has announced the finalists for the NACC Awards 2019.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate teams and individuals from across the care catering sector that demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication in their field, creating real benefits for the people they cater for and their colleagues.

The overall winners will be revealed in front of NACC and industry colleagues, partners and friends at a special NACC Awards gala dinner on Thursday 10 October 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The event is a highlight of the NACC calendar and the NACC Training & Development Forum 2019.

The 2019 finalists are:
Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart

Herefordshire Care Homes
Ferndown Manor, Care UK

Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito
Icare GB Ltd
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
County Enterprise Foods Nottinghamshire County Council

Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes
Meallmore Ltd
Westfields Care Home
Care UK Hospitality Team
Soil Association, Food for life

Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
Adriano Carvalho, Head Chef, Gracewell of Newbury
Pauline Batty, Catering Manager, Monmouthshire Meals
Juliana Martins, Chef Manager, Carlton Court Care Home
Allan Brazier, Director of Hospitality Services, brighterkind

Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
John Marshall, Chef, Gracewell of Newbury
Jan Brown, Meals Service Provider, Monmouthshire Meals
Ivan Nobrega, Service Driver, apetito

The recipients of the Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Robot-Coupe and the National Chairman’s Award will also be revealed at the awards dinner, plus the winning region in the hotly contested NACC Region of the Year Award category, sponsored by Meiko.

Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, commented, “Yet again, the NACC Awards are spotlighting exceptional talent, dedication and innovation within the field of care catering.

'It’s the hard work and vision of care catering professionals up and down the country that help ensure individuals in a care environment receive the quality care they deserve that puts person-centred nutrition, hydration and wellbeing at the core of mealtimes.

'The awards are a personal highlight, as recognising and celebrating the great work and contribution of our members is an absolute honour.

' I congratulate all the finalists on their excellent achievements, and I look forward to announcing the winners in October. Good luck everyone!”