HCA National Awards 2018 open for entry
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is now welcoming entries for its national awards, taking place during the President Gala Awards dinner on Thursday 12th April 2018 at Celtic Manor, Newport.
The evening will form part of HCA’s Leadership and Development Forum, where this year the HCA will celebrate 70 years of existence.
The awards were established to recognise outstanding commitment and dedication in healthcare catering and patient service. They help to inspires and encourages professional excellence across catering services covered by HCA members.
Stewart McKenzie, Chair of the HCA comments:
“The HCA National Awards is an opportunity for our members to receive recognition for their hard work and commitment. It is important that we show appreciation for hospital caterers as we continue to strive for a healthier nation.”
This year, the HCA introduces two new awards, the first, National – Nutrition & Hydration 24/7 365 Poster Award and the second, Practical Display – Promoting culinary talent 2018 Award.
Full list of awards:
Caterer of the Year Award (Sponsored by Hobart UK)
Chairman’s Choice Award
Catering Service of the Year Award (Sponsored by Premier Foods)
New – Nutrition & Hydration 24/7 365 Poster Award
New – Practical Display – Promoting culinary talent 2018 Award
Wilma Wilkie Outstanding Service Award
Trade Stand Award
The awards are free to enter. The nominee must be a full member of the Hospital Caterers Association. Closing date for entries is Friday 9th February 2018.
More information, full nomination categories criteria and entry forms are available at:
Please submit entries to Janice Gillian, HCA National Secretary NatSecretary@hospitalcaterers.org
Open Door PR. T: 0203 167 8777
Marjorie Small. E: email@example.com M: 07702 537 077
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is a voluntary organisation which celebrates its 70th
anniversary in 2018 in line with the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
With over 300 million meals served every year and around £500 million spent on food annually by
around 300 NHS Trusts across approximately 1,200 hospitals, the NHS is the UK catering industry’s
largest provider of meals.
The aims and objectives of the HCA are the promotion, development and improvement of the
standards of catering in hospitals and healthcare establishments in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
and elsewhere; the education and training of persons in health care catering services, and the
provision and improvement of the professional interests and status of those engaged in health care
The HCA has 15 branches nationally and a membership of more than 400 members.