Catey award for Sheffield’s McKown

The University of Sheffield's David McKown scoops top hospitality award for education and training

David McKown, Head of Training & Quality within Accommodation and Commercial Services at The University of Sheffield recently scooped a Catey award for Education and Training.

The Cateys are recognised as the Oscars for the hospitality industry and the award ceremony attracts over a thousand guests.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and joined the University of Sheffield in 1992. He is well known for creating the Skills for Chefs Conference that brings internationally renowned chefs to the city each year. 

David commented: “I was shocked and amazed to be awarded this accolade and I would like to acknowledge the support I’ve received from the University in my career.”

Achievements in his career to date include the Cost Sector Catering Award for the University/College Sector and the TUCO Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector. 

David was awarded Honorary Membership of the Master Chefs of Great Britain (MCGB) in 2012. 

In 2011, he also became a Director of University Hospitality Seminars Ltd, a company that designs, organises and delivers training for staff working in Higher Education Institutions across the UK.