Hospitality Guild Apprenticeship Awards 2013 winners revealed

The Hospitality Guild has announced the winners of this year's Apprenticeship Awards.

In total, there were seven winners that were recognised at an event yesterday (December 4th) at the Tower of London. They are Conan Brooks, chef de partie apprentice for Charnwood Training Group (Intermediate Apprentice of the Year),  Connor Black, commis chef for The Hand & Flowers (Advanced Apprentice of the Year), Allister Bishop, executive sous chef at Harrods Ltd (Mentor of the Year), Moleface Group and The Bonnigton (SME Employer of the Year), The Orchid Group (Large Employer of the Year), and Spirit Pub Company and Charnwood Training Group (Partnership of the Year).

Host of the event Michel Roux Jr said: “I am very pleased to see so many talented young people here today. As a former apprentice myself, I know how important this training is for producing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. These awards are crucial for the industry and I commend the Hospitality Guild and People 1st for this important initiative.”

Furthermore, 27 young people from across the UK were also inducted into the Guild's Young Hall of Fame. These are different individuals that work in the following fields: chef, front of house and hotel services. Undoubtedly, many of these young faces will have a very bright future ahead of them.

This is the second year that the awards have been run by Hospitality Guild and People 1st, with the aim to promote the sector and highlight the importance of apprenticeships within hospitality employment. Sophie Roberts-Brown, operations director of the Hospitality Guild, added that the awards celebrate high achievers and the people who support them in the process.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency providing hospitality employment solutions.