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NACC Awards 2022 Shortlist Revealed

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has revealed the shortlist for the NACC Awards 2022.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate teams and individuals that epitomise excellence, innovation, dedication and outstanding contributions within the care catering sector.

Across six categories – including the new Bev Puxley Award, introduced in memory of Bev Puxley, a longstanding friend, supporter and champion of the NACC who sadly passed earlier this year – the finalists represent those working in or associated with care catering that deliver exceptional service every day, from care homes, Meals on Wheels services and Lunch Clubs to suppliers to the sector.

The overall winners will be announced at a special gala awards dinner on Thursday 6th October 2022, which is part of the NACC Training & Development Forum held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

The NACC Awards 2022 finalists are:

Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart UK

  • Green Meadows Residential Home
  • Metchley Manor, Care UK
  • Chandler Court, Care UK
  • Karuna Manor Care Home, TLC Care

Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito

  • Meals At Home, County Enterprise Foods
  • Community Meals Service, Bristol City Council
  • ICare GB Ltd
  • Monmouthshire Meals

Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by e-f group

  • Care UK Food & Hotel Services Team, Care UK Residential Services
  • The HC One Catering & Housekeeping Team, HC One Limited
  • Lakeview Manor Care Home Catering Team
  • Kitchen Team of Cherry Hinton Care Home

Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

  • Vicky Meakin, Kitchen Manager, Aspen Court
  • Mateusz Wojciechowski, Chef Manager, Westholme Care Home
  • Christopher Rees, Head Chef, Shipston Lodge Nursing Home
  • Valerie Kelly, Chef Manager, Houndswood House
  • Chris Burdett, Group Food & Beverage Manager, Signature Senior Lifestyle

Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Bullseye Food Packaging

  • Caroline Lloyd, Head Chef, Prince George House, Care UK
  • Valerie Kelly, Chef Manager, Houndswood House
  • Kiryl Drozdov, Head Chef, Elsyng House

The Bev Puxley Award, sponsored by Worshipful Company of Cooks

  • Christopher Rees, Head Chef, Shipston Lodge Nursing Home
  • Valerie Kelly, Chef Manager, Houndswood House

The winners of the following coveted awards will also be honoured at the gala awards dinner:

  • NACC Region of the Year Award, sponsored by Meiko
  • Pam Rhodes Award, sponsored by Anglia Crown
  • National Chair’s Award

Sue Cawthray, National Chair of the NACC, said: “Huge congratulations to all the shortlisted finalists. Care catering professionals continue to work and care for older and vulnerable people in incredibly challenging circumstances – from staff shortages to the cost-of-living crisis and supply chain issues, and not forgetting the impact of the pandemic that we are still feeling. The agility, tenacity, dedication, energy and brilliance that care caterers continue to exude across the country are encapsulated in the NACC Awards finalists and I am in awe of them all. I very much look forward to the gala awards dinner where we will come together with fellow members, colleagues and friends, to reflect, recognise and celebrate the amazing people in our sector. Their fantastic work and achievements make an enormous difference to the lives of so many through good food and nutrition and meaningful mealtime experiences. I wish all the finalists the very best of luck!”

For more information on the NACC Awards 2022 and the NACC visit






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