National Awards

The NACC Awards 2017 have closed for nominations


The prestigious awards spotlight the continued exceptional work undertaken by care providers and caterers, as well as the sector’s unsung heroes. Every winner over the years, exemplifies a true commitment to excellence, innovation and education, and to reaching the very highest standards of catering that meet individuals’ wellbeing needs, both nutritionally and emotionally.

This year’s awards will take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on October 5th 2017.

Care Establishment of the Year Award - sponsored by Hobart UK 

This award is presented to a Day Care Unit or Residential Care Establishment whose meals and beverages deliver choice, meet the dietary and nutritional needs of individuals and ensures that the dining environment and the standards provided improve the experience and outcomes for the service users throughout the day. The judges evaluate within the submission evidence of:

• Person centred planning

• Nutrition and hydration needs of individuals are being met

• Outstanding levels of service are consistently delivered

Meals on Wheels Award -sponsored by apetito 

The award is presented to anyone who provides a meals on wheels service. This may be related to any events or

initiatives whilst delivering the meals on wheels service during the past year. The judges will evaluate within the submission

evidence of;

• How do you meet nutritional and hydration needs? • What added benefits do you supply?

• How have you raised the profile of the service? • How have you interacted with current and new customers?

Catering Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice

The award is presented to the catering team who has shown outstanding achievement in their field. It is expected our

winning team will demonstrate a dedication and commitment to their customers that is founded on the understanding

of care and of individual needs, choice and wellbeing. The judges will evaluate within the submission evidence of:

• Good nutritional and hydration care • Customer satisfaction

• Creativity and effectiveness • Evidence of team work

Catering Manager of the Year Award -sponsored by Hoshizaki UK 

The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities; they will have

positively empowered both colleagues and customers and will be able to demonstrate tangible improvements to the benefit

of the commercial operation and the customer. The judges will evaluate within the submission evidence of:

• Operational improvements and benefits • How you added value to the customer experience

• Originality and innovation • Leadership and empowerment

Our Care Catering Hero Award - sponsored by Premier Foods

This award nominates a frontline worker/volunteer which could be someone delivering a meals on wheels service; a catering service or care worker within a care environment. This person needs to demonstrate how they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure and enrich the experience of the people or persons that they either work with or provide a service to in a person centred way.

The submission should include two or more independent testimonials that could come from a service user, relative, carer or manager.

NACC Region of the Year Award - sponsored by Nisbets PLC

Nominations for this award are submitted by the regional committee and are required to demonstrate the successful operation of the region throughout the year. The award will be presented to the region that has most effectively met the

judging criteria:

• Interesting and original events and meetings

• Recruitment and retention of members

• Raising the profile of the NACC within your region

• Evidence to demonstrate development and improvement within your region in the past year

Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award - sponsored by Robot Coupe


This award is presented in recognition of Pam and her outstanding commitment and contribution to the NACC and Care Catering. The recipient will have demonstrated exceptional standards of care, compassion and professionalism and have gained the respect and admiration of their colleagues and the wider industry. The award is made at the discretion of the NACC National Executive Committee. The winner will receive a trophy and a framed certificate.

National Chairman's Award - sponsored by the NACC


This award is presented without specific criteria or independent judging, the National Chairman's Award is the gift of the Chairman and is awarded to an organisation or individual who, in the opinion of the Chairman has displayed an exceptional commitment over a number of years, or made an outstanding individual contribution to the National Association of Care Catering. The winner will receive a trophy and a framed certificate.

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