Sodexo has been announced as finalist eight times in two foodservice industry awards.

Over the last week Sodexo individuals and teams have been recognised in the shortlist for both the Foodservice Cateys and the inaugural Sports & Leisure Catering Awards.

Sodexo Sports & Leisure has three individual finalists in the Foodservice Cateys: Gemma Amor, head chef at Ascot Racecourse, is up for chef of the year (public site), global operations director Nigel Scott at Virgin Atlantic lounges is in for regional manager of the year and executive head chef at Everton Football Club Gareth Billington is on the shortlist for the training award.

Alastair Armstrong from Sodexo Government Services contract with Police Service Northern Ireland is also a finalist in the regional manager of the year award.

Sodexo Sports & Leisure is also represented in three categories of the Sports & Leisure Catering Awards.

The team at Henley Royal Regatta and the team at the Red Bull Air Race are both up for event caterer of the year, the team at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is competing for stadia of the year and the team at Ascot Racecourse is in the running for innovation of the year.

The Sports & Leisure Catering Awards ceremony takes place on 13 September and the Foodservice Cateys on 14 October, both in London.

Chris Bray, Sodexo UK & Ireland Sports & Leisure CEO, said: “It’s fantastic to see the hard work of our people across the business getting recognised by these industry awards. Our principal aim is always to deliver great food and service to clients and customers, so to see finalists from our events, racecourses, stadia and aviation contracts show we do this consistently throughout Sodexo Sports & Leisure.”

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