The Council’s School Catering Service collected four awards from the Lead Association for Catering in Education at its annual North East & Scotland Awards which were held at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield on 17 March 2017. The awards are open to all education catering organisations in both the private and public sector. They aim to acknowledge individuals and teams of people who continue to make a real difference in education catering.
Amanda Rowe (Unit Manager, Bill Quay Primary School) won the ‘Golden Rolling Pin Employee of the Year award’ which recognises an individual with a high level of commitment, enthusiasm and initiative who has made an outstanding contribution to the catering service in their school or catering establishment. Lorraine Parker (Unit Manager, Caedmon Primary School) was awarded ‘Highly Commended Silver Rolling Pin’ in this category.
Marek Blonski was awarded Highly Commended in the category of ‘Management Employee Outstanding Achievement award’ which represents the highest accolade that can be received by an individual within education catering as it is awarded to the person who has, above all others, demonstrated outstanding levels of service and commitment.
And Gateshead’s School Catering Management Team was awarded Highly Commended in the category of ‘Management Team of the Year award’ which aims to recognise a Catering Business Team which has made an outstanding contribution to catering for schools in the local area.