CIS Excellence Awards 2017

Thursday 25th May, Hilton Glasgow

Welcome to the CIS Excellence Awards 2017. In order to recognise and reward the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism, nominations will be open from Monday 9th January 2017 and will close on Friday 10th March.

Aimed at all types of established and emerging businesses and individuals involved in these sectors, the CIS Excellence Awards are positioned as the industry’s ultimate accolade.

From chefs, foodie pubs, colleges and contract caterers, to hotels, food manufacturers, restaurants, software developers, local authorities, guest houses and tourism enterprises, there is a category to suit you or your business. You may enter or nominate as many organisations or individuals as you wish, and nominations are open until Friday 10th March 2017.

And this year we are pleased to announce the return of the Young Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Callebaut. Won in its inaugural year by Tayberry chef-proprietor Adam Newth, the award is open to candidates 25 years of age and under who live and work in Scotland.

All award categories and criteria are available here.

* The Banqueting & Events Chef Award:  This award is awaiting a suitable co-sponsor to partner with ASA Recruitment. For more information on co-sponsorship opportunities, contact


Trophies with caterer logo

in partnership with

  • Business Innovation
  • Healthier Scotland
  • Innovation in Training
  • Pub Excellence
  • Contract Catering Chef
  • Sustainable Business
  • Independent Event-Caterer
  • Restaurant Newcomer
  • Excellence in Hospitality Education
  • Independent Hotel
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Lifetime Excellence

Who can Nominate?

An individual, organisation or company of any size who is involved in the catering, hospitality and tourism industries in Scotland may enter themselves or nominate another party. Any specific eligibility criteria will be identified in the individual award descriptions by clicking on the Award Categories icon.

Once you have decided on the award categories that are relevant to you, please complete and return the Entry/Nomination form and email it back to us or post it to the address below, taking care to carefully consider all the requirements and to include all the necessary substantiating evidence as detailed in the individual award criteria.

Please note: Each and every entry/nomination MUST include a 150 – 250-word statement and be supported by the appropriate supporting evidence. You are also advised to ensure you have included all necessary information before submitting your entry.

Alternatively, request a printable form by email:

To send your completed forms by post, address them to:

CIS Excellence Awards 2017

c/o JMD Events Ltd, The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BS

Office: 0131 561 7348

Mobile: 07791 103 999

Fax: 0131 225 6317