Celebrating emerging talent and brilliant minds
CH&Co creates exciting and uplifting food and hospitality experiences across many locations, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, livery, education and healthcare.
People are at the heart of hospitality. Our inclusive culture focuses on developing and supporting all our people, from apprentices to the boardroom. They are, after all, our greatest asset; from the chefs and on-site teams serving our customers to our people working in our offices supporting our operations and clients.
Inspiring emerging talent is very important to us and we support our people with the right opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We also work with partners to raise awareness of the fantastic career pathways hospitality offers young people.
We’re proud to sponsor the Acorn Awards and help lead the way in championing, inspiring and celebrating young, brilliant talent and the next generation of hospitality leaders.
At Arla Pro, partnership is the value closest to our hearts. It’s how we started, when a group of dairy farmers banded together, finding strength in cooperation. And ever since, we believe working in partnership with chefs, suppliers and customers, means we can go further, make faster progress, and push ourselves into new ways of thinking.
We believe by being a true partner to our customers, we can bring exceptional dairy products to our great chefs with natural, sustainable quality at their heart.
At Arla Pro, partnership is integral to all we do.
South Lodge is a luxury hotel in West Sussex, with a state-of-the-art spa, offering the best in relaxation and country escapes. With stunning views over the South Downs, the hotel offers an array of award-winning dining across its three restaurants; from tantalising tasting menus at The Pass to contemporary takes on British classics in Camellia, and a plethora of plant based and Mediterranean inspired dishes in Botanica. Not to mention an outstanding afternoon tea.
Each room and suite is individually designed, some with their own balconies or garden terraces and two with their very own hot tub on a private balcony.
Located just 45 minutes by train from London Victoria it is the perfect getaway for a leisure break or with our extensive conference and banqueting facilities, ideal for a meeting, wedding or celebratory event.
It’s the perfect place to relax with 93 acres to explore, several lounge spaces and an exceptional spa complete with a large gym, holistic and spin studios, 14 treatment rooms, Mud room, Ridgeview Beauty Room, thermal cabins, breath-taking infinity pool, vitality pool and even a wild swimming pool.
Ridgeview is second-generation family owned business founded in 1995 by the Roberts family. Ridgeview were one of the first producers in the UK to focus exclusively on the production of high quality traditional method English sparkling wine using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Meunier. Throughout their 25 years of history, Ridgeview have achieved over 300 awards and accolades including ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
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.