The CIS Excellence Awards 2020: The Presentations!

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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