The Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) announced the winner of the 2019 ACE Robyns Award at its annual summer party, which was held at Kings Place in London recently. Rebecca Armstrong, operations manager for The Genuine Dining Company, was declared the overall winner in front of over 200 hospitality guests. She has responsibility for eight sites around London, training and developing 40 members of staff.
In second place was Liam Hatcher from CH&Co; while, because there was such a high standard of entries this year, Emma Abruzzese from Vacherin and Charlotte Rouse from BaxterStorey were both highly commended.
Tim Jones, joint founder of CH&Co with his late wife Robyn who was also one of the judges, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the entrants. I know that Robyn would have been very pleased with the winner and with the success of the awards. She would be very humbled that these awards continue in her name.”
Armstrong won an overnight stay, including dinner and breakfast in bed, at the brand new Standard London. She will also receive the Robyns Trophy and lifetime membership of ACE.
The next ACE event will be Ready Steady Cook on 26th September. Go to www.acegb.org for details.