‘You’re a Star’ Awards Recognise Catering Excellence 

At the start of 2020 we launched the You’re A Star recognition awards together with our Education and Healthcare catering brand Academy.

We held our virtual awards in July to recognise the incredible talent in our business that has prevailed during the global pandemic.

Awards were presented in person over the course of the last few weeks. Each of the winners were given a ‘You’re a Star’ certificate and £1,000 shopping vouchers.

2021 ‘You’re a Star’ winners:

  • Patricia Santos, Catering Manager, Angel Hill, South

New to her role in January 2020, Patricia was awarded for her phenomenal service delivery during a period where her client’s site was used for Covid testing and research. She’s evolved the food offering and catered for senior politicians and high profile individuals.

  • Matthew Chapman, Operations Support Manager, Angel Hill, North

Matt stepped up to cover the role of his regional manager during her absence. He took on a lot of extra tasks and responsibility in what was already a very challenging time as well as opening a new site.

Patricia Santos, Angel Hill’s Catering Manager at Public Health England said: “It was a fantastic experience to be part of the virtual awards. I could not have won without the support from my fantastic team and leaders who have given me the opportunity to step into the manager role and have helped me throughout my journey at Academy.”

Martyn Stockwin, Operations Director at Atalian Servest Food Co, UK & Ireland said: “Recognising great work is always at the heart of what we do and I wanted to say a huge congratulations to all the monthly winners over the last year, as well as our deserving finalists. Working in the contract catering sector is tough on any normal day, however we have been working in unprecedented times through the last 16 months. The pandemic has affected everyone in some way both professionally and personally – therefore our ‘You’re a Star’ awards have been so fundamental.

“We cannot achieve what we do as a business without the dedication and commitment that we see from our teams. The willingness and desire to continually go above and beyond the call of duty is one of the great foundations that allows us to provide a fantastic quality food service, grow our business and retain our clients. I thank everyone for playing their part in our mission to exceed our clients’ and customer’s expectations every day.”

Pictured left to right: Stephen Williams, Operations Manager, Christine Twum, Catering Assistant, Karen Capp, Catering Assistant, Mike Ourouho, Head Chef, Patricia Santos, Catering Manager, Sharada Fakami-Pun, Catering Assistant and Robert Jessey, Operations Director