Derbyshire’s Casa Hotel has been awarded the title of Conference and Banqueting Venue of the Year at the 2019 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, hosted by celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE.
The Chesterfield-based venue has become known for its quality corporate facilities in the town, with its stunning sixth floor meeting rooms boasting floor to ceiling windows and larger conference rooms for bigger events.
Accepting the award, Maroslava Hanatova, Conference Manager at Casa Hotel commented: “We’re delighted to win the award. It is well deserved by all the team – from sales to operations. We offer the whole package, from food, passionate staff and accommodation, and I believe it is this which really sets us apart from other venues in the area.”
At the awards, Casa’s Spanish-themed Cocina Restaurant also scooped the award for International Restaurant of the Year at the awards.
Casa Hotel was one of 14 bars, restaurants, food producers, cafés and individuals to scoop an accolade across 15 categories in this year’s awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with the Chesterfield College Group and held at the Winding Wheel.
Now in their seventh year the awards recognise the very best in the town’s growing food and drink sector. Speaking at the black-tie award ceremony, Brian Turner said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards. Whether a winner of runner up everyone should be proud of themselves.
“The hospitality industry is demanding but hugely enjoyable and for all young people on the brink of a career within it, work experience is critical. It is great to see Chesterfield College and its students involved with the awards. Involvement in the Young Chef competition and the practical involvement of the hospitality students serving the canapés on the night delivers invaluable work experience to young people, which will benefit them in their future careers in the industry.”
Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield added: “Once again the Food and Drink Awards have been a huge success with more people nominating and more businesses and individuals being shortlisted than previous years. The year-on-year growth of the awards is a direct reflection of how the town’s food and drink sector is continuing to grow.
“There is a great sense of community in the sector with businesses and individuals committed to its success, and this was reflected at the awards. It was a wonderful celebration. Congratulations to everyone.”