In 2019 The Caterer had a record number of entries for the prestigious Product Excellence Awards. In association with Delaware North, we recognised the best food, drink and equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the UK.

Now, as the hospitality industry emerges from the catastrophic impact of the Covid pandemic, the team at The Caterer feel it is only appropriate that we rename and refresh our product awards to reflect the changes the industry has been through.

The Caterer's Supplier Awards will honour the suppliers of food, drink, and equipment to the hospitality industry. Suppliers who kept businesses afloat during the pandemic; suppliers who mothballed equipment during the crisis; and suppliers who took a hit on their bottom line to support the UK's key workers, care homes, hospitals, students and teachers, and the operators who were still able to run some sort of business.

Moving forward, The Caterer's Supplier Awards will recognise the manufacturers, producers and suppliers of the most crucial, creative and innovative food, drink and equipment products that have kept and will continue to keep hospitality alive.

The virtual Supplier Awards presentation event will take place on 7 December from 3.30pm. Our shortlisted finalists will be invited to join us online for a virtual celebration to recognise the diversity of the supplier sector. The winners will be announced in each category and sent their winner's trophy and marketing collateral to promote their win.