Northcote Scoops The Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year Award at Hotel Cateys 2014
We're pleased to announce we've won The Hotel Restaurant Team Of the Year Award at the Hotel Cateys 2014.
Hosted on Friday, 28th November at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, the awards – now in its eighth year – is the initiative of respected hospitality publication The Caterer and celebrates the most successful hotels, hoteliers and hotel employees across the UK.
Beating other shortlisted properties The Capital Hotel and The Montagu Arms Hotel to snag the covetable award, our win is testament to the talent and toil of the entire team here; from our chef patron Nigel Haworth, head chef Lisa Allen, director of wines Craig Bancroft and the kitchen brigade through to our front-of-house, reservations desk and housekeeping.
Part of the panel of judges, Mark Bevan, general manager at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, says: “Northcote stood out by demonstrating continued and relentless commitment to genuine hospitality and quality. The restaurant team cares for both its staff and guests and is well-known in the industry for extremely high standards of training.”
Craig says: "We're hugely honoured to be recognised for the team at Northcote. We're hard-working and close-knit and to win a Catey for everything we achieve together is fantastic. Good old Northern hospitality is at the core of everything we do here – and we couldn't be happier."
Previous Cateys we've won have included the prestigious Acorn Award in 1987, Independent Hotel Of The Year in 2000 and the Special Award for Nigel and Craig in 2009.
Last week’s win wraps up a hugely successful year for Northcote that has seen us win 2014 BMW Square Meal Award for Best UK Restaurant, welcomed into the prestigious portfolio of Relais & Châteaux and head sommelier Adam Pawlowski become a master sommelier – one of only 220 in the world.
Here's to 2015 being even more successful for our wonderful hotel and team.