Welcome to the The Caterer's Acorn Awards
Since their inception in 1986, the Acorn Awards, affectionately known as the 30 under 30, have sought to recognise the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry.
Run in association with our headline sponsor CH&Co, and supporting sponsor Arla Pro they recognise the flair and passion of 30 rising stars in hospitality.
Past winners represent every sector of the hospitality industry, and have been nominated by their peers for making an impression in their sector.
This year's event will be held at South Lodge Hotel (part of the Exclusive Collection) on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th July. To view images of previous events, please click here.
We have been working hard to ensure that all the necessary safety measures and precautions are in place for the Acorn Awards, should we need them. We are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the awards ceremony can take place as safely as possible in line with government guidelines. With the UK government’s announcement that events should be able to take place without restrictions from 21 June, we are confident that we will be able to run the event without having to take some of these measures into account, but rest assured we will have a Covid-19 policy in place to ensure our attendees have a both safe and enjoyable evening.
Winning an Acorn this year is an absolute honour, and something I’ve worked for since the early days of my career. I’m really proud to join such an exclusive club of some industry legends.
I could not be more honoured and humbled to be part of the prestigious Acorn family; such a respected group of professionals whose success in the industry is incredibly inspirational. Winning this award is a professional dream come true and makes me more determined than ever to reach my future goals despite the challenging times.
Winning a 2020 Acorn Award was a milestone in my professional career and has been a wonderful experience from the start. The industry exposure from winning has not only been supportive to my development, professional network and career but it has also highlighted the outstanding Company I work for, leaf HOSPITALITY. Thank you to The Caterer and all those involved in the execution of this annual award, I will take this experience with me throughout my career and look forward to joining such an impressive alumni of Acorns.
Winning an Acorn Award this year has been different but truly rewarding. You join a fantastic community that supports each other and opens up a whole new level of networking. Receiving a congratulations card from a legacy in the industry was truly admiring. Feel very proud to have been chosen and look forward to welcoming next year’s cohort.
The Acorn Awards have always been something to strive towards in any young hospitality professionals career . The year 2020 brought a great deal of sadness to our beloved industry however winning a acorn award was a career highlight. The pride of being recognised alongside 29 other people as talented hospitality individuals was overwhelming and cemented my love and passion for the industry. I am so grateful to the Caterer team and all the sponsors for such a prestigious opportunity.