ENTRIES ARE OPEN FROM MONDAY 15th JANUARY – 23rd FEBRUARY 2018.

Entry/Nomination forms are available at the bottom of each category below. Please ensure you use a different form for each category entered.

Award 1: The Employee of the Year Award, co-sponsored by  the Fresh Food Company and Season CateringFresh Food Company logo

The Employee of the Year Award seeks to identify the individual who most deserves to be recognised for their effort and contribution to both their role and their employer.

Open to employees of all organisations and operators working in Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism, this award aims to highlight the staff member who has consistently risen above and beyond their usual remit in their daily routine over the last 12 months. Any role or length of service may be considered.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which outlines the career history of the individual, the length of service with their current employer, and takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, nominations Season Cateringshould clearly demonstrate the unique personality and professional skills of the individual, and why exactly they stand out so clearly from their peers, colleagues and competitors. 

The winning individual will possess the following attributes:

  • An impeccable work ethic which reflects dedication, loyalty and consistent standards of excellence in all areas
  • A commitment to going above and beyond their normal remit for the greater benefit of the organisation as a whole, if required
  • A desire to innovate consistently, using creativity and originality in their ideas and initiatives
  • The capability to measurably improve the business, area or sector in which they work
  • Proof of a measurable improvement in commercial performance and/or staff/customer satisfaction as a direct result of the work or influence of the candidate in question
  • He/she will also be respected, revered and well-regarded by their peers and/or clients and customers

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • An indication of why the nominator feels the candidate deserves to be recognised
  • Evidence of the candidate’s background story, training and qualifications, and career progression
  • Proof of an active involvement in the continuous improvement of the business
  • A clear demonstration of how the individual has consistently helped the business, workforce or its customers to increase productivity and/or profitability
  • Confirmation of how the individual has made a positive and measureable difference to the day-to-day operations of the business, and how they help to differentiate the company, products or staff from competitors
  • Line manager, client, peer and senior management testimonials, references and/or reports
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) evaluations
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success for the individual, including accolades, qualifications and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 1: The Employee of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

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Award 2: The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Bidfood ScotlandBidfood web 2

This award aims to identify and showcase the vast range of uniquely innovative products, services, technologies, customer offers and applications available within the Scottish hospitality, catering and tourism industry.

It is open to all sectors, including (but not limited to) restaurants, hotels, caterers, tourism businesses, software developers, food producers, pub groups and product manufacturers who have introduced or implemented their innovation within the last three years.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words which outlines the innovative nature of the specific product or service, and takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, nominations should clearly demonstrate the unique selling point of the innovation itself, and how exactly it differs from any similar products or competitors.

The winning innovation will possess the following attributes:

  • The highest levels of creativity, imagination and originality
  • Relevance and suitability to its respective application, and appropriate ease of use
  • The capability to measurably improve the business or area to which it was applied
  • The potential to positively influence the business on an ongoing basis
  • A clear and measurable improvement in commercial performance, operational effectiveness and/or staff/customer satisfaction as a direct result of its use

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links. Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Evidence of the background story and research surrounding the creation of the innovation
  • Proof of an active involvement in the innovation’s design, development and implementation
  • A clear demonstration of how the innovation has helped a specific business, workforce and/or its customers to increase productivity and/or profitability
  • Confirmation of how the innovation has made a positive and measureable difference to the day-to-day operations of the business, and how it is helping to differentiate your company, products or staff from your competitors
  • Evidence which clearly demonstrates how implementing or adopting the innovation has directly benefitted a company’s customers, clients and/or end users
  • Sales statistics, growth charts, market research data and staff or customer testimonials
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success for the innovation, including accolades and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews about the innovation and its creators
  • Client, customer or end user case studies and references

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 2: The Business Innovation Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

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  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
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Award 3:  The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with NHS Health Scotland

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The Healthier Scotland Award is open to all sectors of the industry, including contract caterers, hotels, workplace restaurants, event caterers, further education establishments and high street outlets.

The award recognises organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to supporting and promoting healthier eating, addressing health inequalities, and making it easier for people to eat healthily.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, your nomination should clearly demonstrate the unique selling point of the business from a healthy living perspective, and how exactly it differentiates itself from its competitors.

The winning business will possess the following attributes:

  • An operating philosophy which places strong emphasis on the promotion of healthier catering practices
  • A consistent approach to encouraging and promoting healthier eating
  • A commitment to addressing health inequalities, either locally or nationally
  • Specific promotions and initiatives aimed at increasing uptake of healthier options
  • Proven training initiatives and procedures which help staff to understand and explain the healthier options on offer within the business

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Proof of the healthier eating practices which have been implemented and supported within the establishment
  • Evidence, from a healthy eating perspective, of how the business differentiates itself in the eyes of its competitors
  • A clear commitment to addressing and, where possible, reducing health inequalities within society. For example, through favourable pricing structures, outreach programmes, employment policies, staff benefits etc
  • Sample menus and evidence of specific initiatives aimed at encouraging healthier eating and incorporating a health culture into the operation of the business
  • Evidence of how the establishment has gained and sustained a competitive advantage over its rivals, using the provision of healthier options as a marketing tool
  • A demonstration (e.g. a case study) of how the company or establishment has helped the local community to benefit from its work in the promotion of healthier eating
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success, including accolades and award wins for offering and promoting healthier options
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews demonstrating a clear commitment to healthy eating practices and operating philosophies within the business
  • Customer references and/or letters of praise for the provision and choice of healthier options

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 3: The Healthier Scotland Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 4: The Training and Employee Retention Award, sponsored by Caterer.com

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The winner of this award will regard the training, development, engagement and retention of staff as a top priority.

Open to enterprises of any size, structure or discipline in the Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism industry, the award aims to identify operators who consider employee satisfaction, motivation, loyalty and long-term engagement as the mainstay of a successful business.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which clearly outlines the requirements listed below. Above all, entries must clearly demonstrate the operator’s unique approach to attracting, training and retaining both emerging and established talent, paying particular attention to highlighting how the company stands out from similar organisations in this regard.

The winning institution will possess the following attributes:

  • An innovative, progressive and unique approach to attracting new candidates
  • A growing reputation – both local and national – as an employer of excellence
  • A training programme(s) which reflects the dynamic nature and varying needs of employees
  • An employment policy which offers opportunities for continuous professional development, extensive training and a clear path of career progression
  • A working environment in which staff are consistently motivated, engaged and productive

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Evidence which demonstrates an active and consistent involvement in the design, development and evaluation of innovative training policies
  • An outline, in the context of training and retaining talented employees, of how the business differentiates itself from its competitors
  • Evidence of innovative measures and initiatives aimed at attracting motivated, productive employees
  • Extracts from in-house training manuals
  • Press cuttings showing evidence of positive assessments of the company from an employee engagement perspective
  • Proof of employee engagement via internal or independent surveying
  • Letters of praise from current or past employees regarding their time at the company
  • Evidence of access to training, certification, qualifications, external recognition and long-term employment
  • Proof of external recognition as an employer, including accolades, accreditations and award wins, either national or international

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 4: The Training and Employee-Retention Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 5: The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by KraftHeinzKraft Heinz Logo

The winner of the Pub Excellence Award will be a characterful establishment where the emphasis is on the preparation, presentation and service of quality, wholesome dishes, served in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Open to businesses of all sizes and structure, including public houses, hotel pubs, family-friendly outlets, traditional bars and gastro-pubs, the Pub Excellence Award aims to identify the establishment which leads the way in the production and service of top quality traditional and contemporary pub-style dishes.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, the unique selling point of the pub should be identified and highlighted, paying particular attention to demonstrating exactly how the establishment stands out from its competitors.

The winning establishment will possess the following attributes:

  • A strong reputation for menus featuring fresh, locally sourced, traceable ingredients
  • A friendly atmosphere, complimented by a generous range of beers and ales
  • A commitment to creativity, imagination and innovation when formulating new pub-style dishes
  • Well trained, polite, professional staff
  • A no-compromise policy in the selection of raw materials, cooking methods and presentation of dishes
  • A proactive approach to reducing food wast, and a commitment to environmental awareness and sustainable business practices

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Menus and/or supplier lists which clearly demonstrate a commitment to seasonal, fresh Scottish produce
  • A detailed explanation of how your establishment differentiates itself from its competitors
  • A clear appreciation of environmental issues, ethical principles and sustainable operating practices, including a commitment to local sourcing
  • Evidence ofhow the establishment has achieved its position at the top of the Scottish pub-food scene
  • Proof of external recognition, including local, national or international award wins
  • Press cuttings and/or media reviews
  • Customer references and/or letters of praise

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 5: The Pub Excellence Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 6: The Banqueting & Events Chef Award, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment and Tilda Rice
A new category for 2015, this award is open to the top-performing banqueting and events chefs living in Scotland and using their skills in a ASA LOGO webprofessional capacity on a day-to-day basis.

Nominations are invited from head or executive level chefs working in or for hotels, contract caterers, event caterers, staff restaurants, sports stadia, entertainment venues and tourism attractions.

The award seeks to recognise the highest levels of excellence in those chefs who are responsible for the delivery of high quality meals and/or hospitality services to clients and customers, and aims to showcase Scotland’s banqueting talent in this specialised and high-intensity area of culinary expertise.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words which takes into account the requirements outlined below, and above all clearly Tildademonstrates the nominee’s unique selling point, and how exactly they distinguish themselves from their peers and competitors.

The winner of this category will possess the following:

  • A dedicated, hands-on approach to banqueting or event catering, which makes a positive and measureable difference to the day-to-day operations of the business around them
  • A resolute commitment to the use of fresh ingredients (where possible), and the development of innovative and nutritionally balanced dishes and menus
  • Outstanding technical skills which clearly distinguish them from their contemporaries
  • An excellent track record of working with colleagues, customers and clients
  • A comprehensive knowledge of his or her competitors, and the creativity, imagination and innovation to differentiate themselves accordingly
  • The ability to identify emerging trends in banqueting, and to innovate consistently in order to create new and exciting menus which their competitors both respect and revere
  • A desire to share and impart their knowledge, experiences and skills with their peers and the next generation of banqueting chefs

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links. Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Specific evidence of how the nominee’s work has directly contributed to the long-term success and reputation of the business around them. (For example, where the business has been chosen by a client principally on the quality of its food offering)
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success, including accolades and award wins, either national or international
  • Evidence which clearly demonstrates the nominee’s influence on the development of the profession for the benefit of the industry as a whole
  • Colleague or peer testimonials
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews
  • Client, customer or employer references

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the CIS Excellence Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 6: The Banqueting & Events Chef Excellence Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Award 7: The Sustainable Business Award, co-sponsored by Green Tourism and Seafood ScotlandSEAFOOD Scotland co-logo 2017
Open to any business working within the Scottish catering, tourism or hospitality sectors, the Sustainable Business Award seeks to identify organisations which have excelled in reducing their impact on the Green Tourism logo 2environment over the past 12 months.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, your nomination should clearly demonstrate the unique environmental SEAFOOD Scotland co-logo 2 low 2017credentials of the organisation in question, and how exactly they help to differentiate the business from its competitors.

 

The winning organisation will possess the following attributes:

  • An operating philosophy based around the central tenets of energy-efficiency, waste reduction ad sustainability
  • A proactive waste-reduction policy for food and associated packaging
  • A proven, consistent effort to divert from landfill any unavoidable elements of waste
  • A clear commitment to environmental awareness, ethical principles and sustainable operating practices across all areas of the business
  • Training initiatives and procedures which have a measureable influence on staff attitudes to waste-reduction and sustainability
  • An innovative approach to encouraging and incentivising employees to consider waste reduction and modify their behavior when going about their work
  • A company-wide commitment to environmental awareness and sustainable business practices

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • An action plan detailing environmental practices in the past 12 months, and specific evidence of its success
  • Key performance indicators demonstrating a reduction in waste and/or water usage
  • Evidence of distinctive benefits of adopting dedicated waste-reduction policies, and how these have impacted positively on business performance
  • Proof (with clear examples) of how the business is educating, training and motivating employees to help operate a sustainable business
  • An environmental policy document detailing innovative solutions for waste reduction
  • Full details and case studies of any investment in renewable energy sources; energy-efficient building designs; biodegradable products and maintenance items; and new technology or equipment to minimise energy and water consumption
  • Evidence of how the business has gained the advantage over competitors through the implementation of sustainable business policies and practices
  • Signed client references and customer testimonials detailing their support of your company’s environmental policies
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success, including accolades and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews relating to sustainable business practices
  • Guest references and/or letters of praise for waste reduction/sustainability

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 7: The Sustainable Business Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 8: The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Kafoodlekafoodle-logo-fresh-green-secondary

The winner of Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award will be a successful establishment, located in Scotland, which has most captured the imagination, attention and praise of the industry, public and media since launching within the previous three years.

Open to establishments of all sizes and structure – including those within hotels – the award aims to identify the restaurant which sets the benchmark for culinary expertise, exceptional service, ambience and value for money.

Your nomination MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, the unique selling point of the restaurant should be identified and showcased, paying particular attention to demonstrating exactly how it stands out from the competition.

The winning restaurant will possess the following attributes:

  • A growing reputation – both local and national – for a fine dining experience
  • An operating philosophy based around the central principles of fresh, locally sourced, traceable ingredients
  • An innovative approach to creating new dishes
  • A team of friendly, knowledgeable and well trained staff
  • An atmosphere which encourages patrons to relax and enjoy their meal to the fullest degree
  • A wine list which reflects and complements the menu
  • A commitment to environmental awareness, waste reduction and sustainable business practices

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Menus which clearly demonstrate a commitment to seasonal, fresh Scottish produce
  • An explanation of how your establishment has forged its own unique identity and differentiates itself from its competitors
  • Proof of how the restaurant has achieved a sound reputation for the quality of its food and service
  • A commitment to staff training and continuous professional development
  • A clear appreciation of environmental issues, ethical principles and sustainable operating practices across all areas of the business
  • Proof of external recognition, including accolades and award wins, either local, national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media reviews
  • Customer references and/or letters of praise

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 8: The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 9: The Hospitality Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by CH&Co GroupCH&CO low

The winner of this award will be an individual currently working in an educational/training establishment located within Scotland. The Educator of the Year will place learning and skills development at the top of their list of priorities.

The award aims to identify someone who demonstrates a palpable passion and commitment to their students through their dedication to hospitality education.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which clearly states the requirements outlined below. Above all, the unique professional qualities of the nominee should be identified, paying particular attention to exactly how the nominee stands out from their peers.

The Educator of the Year will possess the following attributes:

  • An innovative, progressive approach to teaching and learning
  • A reputation for sound education and training techniques in any of the catering, hospitality or tourism disciplines
  • The ability to inspire and encourage students to develop their academic and practical skills, and prepare them for a future career within the industry

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. This should include at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • An explanation of how the nominee differentiates from others employed in education and training establishments which offer similar courses and qualifications
  • Evidence of innovative measures and initiatives aimed at developing the potential of the nominee’s students
  • Marketing materials, press cuttings and letters of praise from outside organisations
  • Proof of external recognition, including publications, research, accolades and award wins, either national or international

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 9: The Hospitality Educator of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Award 10: The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers and the Royal Bank of Scotland
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 The Independent Hotel of the Year will be a successful, standalone establishment, located in Scotland, which possesses a 100% commitment to guest satisfaction and recognises the importance of staff and skills development as essential elements of the business.

It is open to all establishments of all sizes, providing it is run as a sole business entity and is not part of a collection or group of hotels.

Your nomination MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, it should clearly demonstrate the unique selling point of your establishment, and how exactly it differentiates itself from its competitors.RBS 2017 low res

The winning hotel will possess the following attributes:

  • An operating philosophy based around the central tenets of innovation, guest satisfaction and a positive contribution to local tourism
  • Ultimate autonomy and the capability for senior staff to make key decisions which directly affect the way the business is run
  • A clear commitment to environmental awareness, ethical principles and sustainable operating practices in all areas, including local sourcing
  • Respected training initiatives and procedures which are proven to improve employee skills and career prospects
  • An innovative approach to encouraging and promoting tourism on both a local and national scale

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Evidence of the background story surrounding the implementation of operating procedures and processes established within the hotel
  • Proof of a commitment to sustainable business principles, including environmentally friendly practices and ethical sourcing
  • Evidence of staff training procedures and continuous professional development
  • An explanation of how you differentiate your establishment from your perceived competitors
  • A clear demonstration of how the hotel has helped the local area and community to benefit from its success and reputation
  • Proof of external recognition, including accolades and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media reviews
  • Guest references and endorsements, and/or letters of praise

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 10: The Independent Hotel of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

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  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
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Award 11: The Patisserie Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Callebaut


A new category for 2015, the Patisserie Chef of the Year Award is open to pastry chefs and patissiers in Scotland who apply their skills in a professional capacity on a daily basis.

Seeking to recognise and celebrate the highest levels of excellence, the award will showcase talent in this competitive and specialised area of culinary expertise.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words which takes into account the requirements outlined below, and above all clearly demonstrates the nominee’s unique professional skills, and how exactly they distinguish themselves from their peers and competitors.

The winner of this category will possess the following:

  • Outstanding technical skills which clearly distinguish the candidate from their contemporaries
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the various  mediums used in patisserie, including all forms of pastry, marzipan, chocolate, sugar and pastillage
  • A reputation for exquisite creations which require innovation, imagination and flair
  • A comprehensive knowledge of his or her competitors, and the ability to differentiate themselves accordingly
  • The respect  of his or her peers within their chosen field of expertise
  • The ability to identify emerging trends and the foresight to create his/her own, which their contemporaries and competitors may feel obliged to adopt
  • A desire to share and impart their knowledge, experiences and skills with their peers and the next generation of chefs within his or her chosen specialism

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Specific evidence of how the nominee’s work has contributed to the long-term success and reputation of the business
  • Proof of previous competitive success and external recognition, including accolades and award wins, both national and international
  • Evidence which clearly demonstrates the nominee’s influence on the emerging talent within their field, and the development of the profession for the benefit of the industry as a whole
  • Colleague or peer testimonials
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews
  • Client, customer or employer references

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 11: The Patisserie Chef of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

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  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
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Award 12: The Group Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Hoshizaki & Olleco

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The Group Hotel of the Year will be a successful establishment, located in Scotland, which forms part of a local, national or international hotel brand.

The award is open to establishments which are managed internally, by third parties or which are operated as part of a larger organisation with other hospitality properties and interests in Scotland and/or the rest of the world.

Your nomination MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, it should clearly demonstrate the unique selling point of the group-operated establishment, and how exactly it differs from its competitors within Scotland.

The winning hotel will possess the following attributes:Olleco web

  • An operating philosophy based around the central principles of innovation, customer service, guest satisfaction and a positive contribution to local tourism
  • Distinctive, Measureable benefits of affiliation with the parent/management company or brand
  • Respected training initiatives and procedures which are proven to improve employee skills and career prospects
  • An innovative approach to encouraging and promoting tourism on both a local and national scale
  • A group-wide commitment to environmental awareness and sustainable business practices
  • The flexibility to determine sourcing and procurement on a local level, where possible

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Evidence of how the establishment has gained and sustained the advantage over its competitors from both within and outside the wider group
  • Evidence which highlights the benefits of belonging to the wider hotel brand or management organization
  • A strong commitment to staff training and continuous professional development
  • A clear commitment to environmental awareness, ethical principles and sustainable operating practices across all areas of the business
  • An example of autonomous innovation within the establishment, and how it has benefitted the hotel
  • A demonstration of how the hotel has helped the local area and community to benefit from its success and reputation
  • Proof of external recognition, including accolades and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media reviews of the establishment
  • Guest references, endorsements and/or letters of praise

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 12: The Group Hotel of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 13: The Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

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The winner of the Restaurant of the Year Award will be a successful establishment which has, over the years, garnered an enviable reputation for the finest food and drink in Scotland.

Open to establishments of all sizes and structure – including those within hotels – the Restaurant of the Year award aims to identify the restaurant which places exemplary produce and culinary skills, first class service and a cutting edge approach to waste management at the very top of the agenda.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, the unique identity and selling point of the restaurant should be identified and highlighted, paying particular attention to demonstrating exactly how the establishment stands out from its competitors.

The winning restaurant will possess the following attributes:

  • A growing reputation – both local and national – for fine dining
  • An operating philosophy based around the central principles of fresh, locally sourced, traceable ingredients, with the standards and quality necessary to enhance Scotland’s reputation for food and service
  • Well trained, professional staff, both front and back of house
  • A commitment to creativity, imagination and innovation when formulating new dishes
  • proactive policies for reducing food waste and a commitment to environmental awareness
  • A no-compromise stance in the selection of raw materials, cooking methods and presentation of dishes
  • An exceptional world wine list which reflects and complements the menu
  • A loyal clientele and consistent praise and plaudits from the industry, the public and the media
  • Previous award nominations and wins

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Evidence of how the establishment has achieved its position at the very top of the Scottish culinary scene
  • Menus which clearly demonstrate a commitment to seasonal, fresh Scottish produce, including information on selected suppliers
  • A detailed explanation of how your establishment differentiates itself from its competitors
  • Evidence of a commitment to staff training and continuous professional development
  • Proof of a clear effort to address environmental issues and implement sustainable operating practices, particularly in regard to reducing food waste
  • Examples of external recognition, including national or international award wins, press cuttings and/or media reviews
  • Customer references and/or letters of praise

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted. Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 13: The Restaurant of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 14: The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey

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The Chef of the Year Award seeks to identify the individual who most deserves to be recognised for their skills, success and achievements to date.

Open to chefs in all organisations working in Scottish catering and hospitality, the award aims to highlight the chef who has consistently raised the bar of culinary excellence in Scotland.

Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which outlines the career history of the individual and takes into account the requirements outlined below. Above all, nominations should clearly demonstrate the unique professional skills of the individual, and why exactly they stand out so clearly from their peers, colleagues and competitors.

The winning individual will possess the following attributes:

  • Outstanding technical skills
  • An impeccable work ethic which reflects dedication, loyalty and consistent standards of excellence in all areas
  • A reputation for setting trends and breaking new ground
  • Unique abilities and skills which clearly distinguish them from their contemporaries
  • A desire to innovate consistently, using creativity and originality in their ideas and initiatives
  • A desire to impart their knowledge and share their experience with emerging chefs, and the ability to help these up-and-coming stars to learn and develop further
  • The capability to measurably improve the business, area or sector in which they work
  • He/she will also be respected, revered and well-regarded by their peers and/or clients and customers

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:

  • Proof of a measurable improvement in commercial performance and/or staff/customer satisfaction as a direct result of the work or influence of the chef in question
  • Evidence of the individual’s professional history, training and qualifications, and career progression
  • An indication of how the individual supports the development of the profession for the benefit of the industry as a whole
  • A clear demonstration of how the individual has consistently helped the business, workforce or its customers to increase productivity and/or profitability, and how they help to differentiate the company, products or staff from competitors
  • Line manager, customer, peer and senior management testimonials, references and/or reports
  • Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success for the individual, including accolades, qualifications and award wins, either national or international
  • Press cuttings and/or media interviews with the chef in question

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted.

Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.

Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 14: The Chef of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 15: The Lifetime Excellence Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods

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The winner of this award will be an outstanding personality who has, over the course of their career, demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the hospitality, catering and tourism industry in Scotland.

The winner will possess the following attributes:

  • He/She will have made a significant contribution to the industry for more than 25 years
  • He/She will possess a reputation for exemplary knowledge and experience in their respective field of expertise
  • He/She will have used their experience and knowledge to promote, develop, aid and influence Scotland’s future talent
  • He/She will have spent significant time and effort imparting their skills and knowledge to the younger generations for the benefit of the industry as a whole

*Please note: The CIS Excellence Awards Advisory Board is inviting suggestions for potential recipients of this most prestigious award. No written statement or substantiating evidence is required for this category.

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 15: The Lifetime Excellence Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

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  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
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Award 16: The Young Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes ScotlandBrakes_Scotland_Logo_CMYK_Blue

This brand-new award seeks to identify the individual who most deserves to be recognised for their skills, achievements, self-discipline and – above all – potential, at this early stage in their career to date.
Nominations are invited from chefs 25 years of age and under working at any professional level in Scottish hospitality, from restaurants, hotels, pubs and event caterers, to contract caterers, fine dining and the private and public sectors.
Having started along the culinary path in a junior or apprentice position, the successful candidate will have endeavoured to improve their skills and qualifications on a continual basis, and in doing so will have mapped a chartable rise up the career ladder.

The winner of this award will have developed their own recipes and menus, and used them to contribute a measurable difference within a specific role or business. In doing so they will have earned the respect of their colleagues, peers and employers, and will be widely regarded as an inspiration to other young chefs.
With a single-minded focus and amiable personality, the winner will have dedicated their efforts to bettering both their own standing within the sector, and the reputation of the industry itself.
In seeking to achieve his/her lifetime ambitions, he/she will be recognised for helping to raise the bar of culinary excellence in Scotland.
Nominations MUST include a statement of 150-250 words, which outlines the career history of the individual and takes into account the requirements outlined below. In addition, the statement should clearly demonstrate the unique professional skills of the candidate, stating how they stand out from their peers, colleagues and competitors, and providing demonstrable evidence of self-development and progression.

The winning individual will possess the following attributes:

• An exemplary work ethic which reflects dedication, talent, ambition and consistent standards of excellence in all areas

• An interest in keeping up to date with culinary trends and challenges, including digital technolgy, social media and health
• A flair for culinary excellence which clearly distinguishes them from their contemporaries
• A talent for spotting future trends, adopting new skills and a solid reputation for hard work
• A proven track record of competitive, academic and commercial success
• An ability to work as a team, either in junior or senior positions
• A desire to innovate, using creativity and originality in their ideas and initiatives
• The ability to impart their knowledge and share their experiences with other chefs
• A consistent pool of ideas and innovations which could measurably improve the business, area or sector in which they work
• He/she will be respected, revered and well-regarded by their peers and/or clients and customers

Substantiating documentation will also be required to support the nomination. Such documentation should NOT be provided in the form of website links.

Please ensure your entry includes at least (but not limited to) three of the following:• Evidence of continual professional development, training and qualifications within a part- or full-time educational institution

• A detailed CV with evidence of the individual’s educational history, career progression, previous roles and employment history

• Line manager, peer and/or senior management testimonials, references and/or reports
• A clear demonstration of how the individual has consistently helped the business, workforce or its customers to increase productivity and/or profitability
• Proof of external recognition and previous competitive success for the individual, including accolades, qualifications and award wins, either national or international
• Press cuttings and/or media interviews with the chef in question

Please note: A maximum of 10 A4 pages of substantiating evidence may be submitted.
Shortlisted nominees may be contacted and interviewed by a member or members of the Awards Advisory Board.
Email: nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com

 

  • CIS Excellence Awards 2017 in partnership with Caterer.com
    25th May 2017 at the Hilton, Glasgow Closing date for award entries & nominations: 10th March 2017


    Award 16: The Junior Chef of the Year Award

    Nomination Form


    Please see the individual Awards Criteria and use this form to enter yourself or to make a nomination. Separate forms should be used for entries or nominations into more than one category.

    Please complete the online form below, ensuring you upload any supplementary evidence. If you would prefer a printable Word-compatible version of the entry form, please email a request to nominations@cis-excellenceawards.com.

    * Denotes compulsory required information
  • Maximum 150-250 words
  • Substantiating Evidence - Please attach single files to each of the buttons below. A maximum of four separate files (totalling 10 pages) may be submitted
  • Note: If you are making a nomination on behalf of another company or individual, you MUST include your own details, or your entry form will be declared null and void.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.