NACC Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

NaccThe National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has revealed the shortlist of finalists across five categories of the NACC Awards 2016.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and education in the field of care catering, as well as the sector’s unsung heroes. The judges had a tough job whittling down the entries, all demonstrating the exceptional achievement and contribution of teams and individuals, to reach a decision on the finalists.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 6 October 2016 at the NACC Awards dinner, which takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, during the NACC Training & Development Forum 2016.

The finalists are:

Care Establishment of the Year Award:

  • John Wills House, St Monica Trust
  • The Jawa Group
  • Lymewood Court, Orchard Care Homes
  • Sunrise of Eastbourne

Our Care Catering Hero Award:

  • Gareth O’Hara, Chef – Sunrise of Cardiff
  • Ellen Clayton, Area Account Manager – Pasta King
  • Tamara Juckes, Activity Co-ordinator – Sunrise of Banstead

Catering Manager of the Year Award:

  • Stuart Keown, Dining Service Co-ordinator – Sunrise of Banstead
  • James Clear, Hotel Services Manager – Care UK
  • Simon Lawrence, Group Culinary Manager – Avery Group

Catering Team of the Year Award:

  • Morden College Catering Team – Morden College
  • Elior & Four Seasons Health Care Catering Project
  • Bowthorpe Care Village Catering Team
  • Sunrise Senior Living Dining Team

Meals on Wheels Award:

  • ICare Community Meals Service
  • Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
  • London Borough of Redbridge Meals on Wheels Service

Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, comments: “The NACC Awards are a real highlight of the care catering calendar and a great opportunity to reflect on the incredible work and excellent best practice being demonstrated by care caterers across the UK.

“I know that the judges had a tough job reaching this shortlist as the calibre of entries was so high. I would therefore like to congratulate everyone who entered as, year on year, the examples of dedication, excellence and innovation are more inspirational. I’m looking forward to the NACC Awards dinner in October and to crowning the overall winners and celebrating another exceptional year of care catering with colleagues and friends.”

For more information on the NACC Awards 2016 and the NACC visit







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