The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is calling for nominations for the NACC Awards 2019.
The prestigious awards (2018 winners pictured) recognise and celebrate teams and individuals from across the care catering sector that demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication in their field, creating real benefits for the people they cater for and their colleagues.
NACC members are invited to nominate the unsung heroes within their organisation by the deadline of Friday 5 July 2019.
The NACC Awards categories are:
> Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart
> Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito
> Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes
> Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
> Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Neel Radia, National Chair of the NACC, commented, “The NACC Awards are very special to the association. They allow us to step back and reflect on the incredible work care caterers do every day to enhance the life quality of those in a care environment through good food and enriching mealtime experiences.
“Mealtimes are at the centre of quality care. Through good nutrition and hydration and person-centred, enjoyable dining we can help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals.
'Every year, the award entries we receive demonstrate that up and down the country people are going above and beyond to make a difference to the lives of residents and their loved ones, and to wellbeing of their colleagues.
'There’s an abundance of innovation and creativity, teamwork and leadership, and dedication, professionalism and flair within care catering and we want to celebrate it. We urge everyone to download the nomination brochure and enter!”
The winners will be honoured at a gala awards dinner on the evening of Thursday 10 October 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. Here, the recipients of the Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Robot-Coupe, and the National Chairman’s Award will also be revealed, plus the winning region in the hotly contested NACC Region of the Year Award category, sponsored by Meiko.