TUCO announces 2019 awards finalists

The finalists of The University Caterers Organisation 2019 awards have been announced

The awards, which are set to be held on July 31, recognise the achievements and efforts of teams and individuals working across the catering and hospitality sector in HEI. 

Now in its third year, the awards include the rising star award, innovation award, sustainability award, team of the year, member of the year and outstanding achievement award. 

Nominees for the outstanding achievement award are Bill Brogan of University of Cambridge, Kate Glynn of Aston University, and Jade Willet of University of Lincoln. 

Nominees in the rising star category include Annika Cheung of Royal Holloway University, Gary Daly of Queens University Belfast, and Annabel Hurst of Cardiff University. 

Aston University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of Chester have all been nominated for this year’s sustainability award.

The nominees for team of the year are the procurement team at Cardiff University, the hospitality team at Lancaster University, and Eat@Hope at Liverpool Hope University. 

The universities shortlisted for TUCO member of the year are University of Kent, University of Manchester and the University of St Andrews. 

Matthew White, TUCO chairman said: “Our TUCO Awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the outstanding work that our members have achieved throughout the last 12 months and beyond. It is important for us to recognise and show our appreciation for the teams and individuals who go the extra mile at their institutions.” 

The ceremony will round off the TUCO conference at the University of York. This year’s theme is ‘driving commercial success’ and the organisers have invited speakers to explore approaches to value for money, choice and innovation. 

You might also like: The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), has launched its second TUCO Intelligence report on food and drink trends in 2019

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