Two Sodexo employees won Craft Guild of Chefs awards in a prestigious ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Monday (4 June).

Stephen Frost, Sodexo Sports & Leisure divisional director for Scotland, won the People’s Choice Award and David Ward, Sodexo development chef (Scotland), won the Contract Catering Award.

Stephen Frost (pictured) was shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award and won after a public vote. He supports the entire Scotland portfolio of sports, leisure, workplace and events dining operations

Stephen is the key creative force when it comes to devising memorable menus for some of the most exclusive venues and events in the country: from weddings and corporate dinners to hospitality planning for high-profile, public events, such as The Open Golf Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

David Ward oversees Sodexo’s food services across Scotland. He is committed to developing others and has built many positive relationships with suppliers in Scotland to bring products of local provenance into Sodexo’s menus.

Coincidentally, when David joined Sodexo 11 years ago as executive chef at Hampden Park, none other than Stephen Frost interviewed him for the job.

David Mulcahy, Sodexo food innovation director and vice-president of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “Congratulations to Stephen and David for their remarkable achievement. Competition for the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards is fierce with a lot of highly-respected industry names keen to get the prize jacket, so Stephen and David can be very proud as they join an elite group of top chefs in this prestigious hall of fame.”

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