The CIS Excellence Awards 2020: The Presentations!
in partnership with
What It Means To Win
Finally, after more than a year of COVID-induced delay, the winners of the 2020 CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Caterer.com, have been announced.
As an alternative to a live ceremony, CIS Excellence Awards organisers came up with a plan that they hope does justice to the winners, sponsors and everyone concerned in the production of the 2020 awards programme.
Travelling around the country throughout the month of May, organisers and sponsors paid a series of surprise visits to each and every winning individual and establishment, filming their reactions and hopefully spreading a little joy after a year of upheaval, disaster and disruption.
Consequently, in place of a traditional awards evening, we have this collection of unscripted, unrehearsed reactions from each winner as they discover they’ve triumphed in the 2020 CIS Excellence Awards.
The situations and locations are all different and so the picture, production and sound quality will vary but we hope these honest reactions demonstrate what receiving a CIS Excellence Award means to the winners.
Thank you to everyone who took part this year and who made it such fun to film. And a special thanks to all our loyal sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to make this happen.
Enjoy the show!
The Hospitality Educator Award, sponsored by Inspire Catering
Winner: Robbie Phillips, City of Glasgow College
The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award
Winner: BaxterStorey at City of Glasgow College
The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by KraftHeinz
Winner: Boat Brae Bar and Restaurant, Newport-On-Tay
The Sustainable Business Award, co-sponsored by Green Tourism and the healthyliving award
Winner: Hickory, Edinburgh
The Employee Engagement and Support Award, sponsored by Caterer.com
Winner: Fairmont St Andrews
The Group Hotel Award, sponsored by InStock Group
Joint Winner: Fairmont St Andrews
Joint Winner: Radisson RED, Glasgow
The Banqueting and Events Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Seafood Scotland
Winner: Barry Bryson, Cater Edinburgh
The Social and Community Award, sponsored by Caterer.com
Winner: Edinburgh Food Social
The Collaboration Award, sponsored by Caterer.com
Winner: Edinburgh School of Food and Wine/Edinburgh Food Social
The Innovation Award, sponsored by Pelican Procurement
Winner: Wedgwood The Restaurant, Edinburgh
The Food Tourism Award, sponsored by Seafood Scotland
Winner: The Stranraer Oyster Festival
The Patisserie Chef Award, sponsored by Pelican Procurement
Winner: Kayleigh Turner, Formerly Number One at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, now of Glenturret Distillery, Perthshire
The Well-being Award in Hospitality Award, sponsored by Inspire Catering
Winner: Buzzworks Holdings, Kilmarnock
The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Keenan Recycling
Winner: Gillian Purdie, Glenapp Castle
The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Keenan Recycling
Joint Winner: Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire
Joint Winner: Coll Hotel, Isle of Coll
The Young Chef of the Year Award, co-sponsored by HRC Recruitment and Seafood Scotland
Winner: Fraser Cameron, The Globe Inn, Dumfries
The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by TLT LLP
Winner: Noto, Edinburgh
The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey Ltd
Winner: Stuart Ralston
The Andrew Fairlie Excellence Award
Winner: Steve Brown and Edinburgh Food Social
The Lifetime Excellence Award, co-sponsored by Braehead Foods and City of Glasgow College
Winner: Willie Pike MBE