Recognising the excellence of hotels, restaurants and their teams across the UK, the AA Hospitality Awards is one of the industry’s most prestigious and highly anticipated events. This year’s awards will take place at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on Monday 25th September. Adding to the glitz and glamour will be the celebrated TV presenter and broadcaster: Claudia Winkleman, who is set to host over 1,000 guests from hotels and restaurants across the UK.
The awards span 15 categories, each curated and judged by AA inspectors to select the best hotels and restaurants across the UK as well as shining a light on those individuals going above and beyond, with awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award (won last year by John Williams MBE, Executive Head Chef at The Ritz).
The winner of the Chefs’ Chef Award 2022, Mark Birchall, Chef Patron of Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire, will be creating the menu for the Awards, catering for the 1,000 attendees, including key industry figures from world famous chefs and prominent hoteliers to restauranteurs and hospitality experts.
Commenting on this opportunity, Mark Birchall said: “I’m honoured to carry on the tradition to cater the AA Hospitality Awards as last year’s Chefs’ Chef winner. Though I have to say, it’s a little nerve-wracking creating a menu for some of the best chefs in the industry. I’ve also got some big shoes to fill as Jason Atherton’s menu last year was outstanding but I’m confident that I can create spectacular and delicious dishes to match the occasion”.
While entries for 13 of the categories are independently selected, there are three categories currently accepting nominations; AA Accessible Award sponsored by Blue Badge Access Awards, the AA Sustainable Award and the AA Housekeeper of the Year Award sponsored by Sealy. More details on the award criteria and how to submit can be found here.
Speaking of the upcoming awards, Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media added: “The AA Hospitality Awards are always a great event of joy and celebration. It is a real privilege and honour to recognise so many wonderful businesses and respective teams for delivering such high standards and great experiences. It is a perfect opportunity for the hospitality industry to come together and honour so many properties and individuals, that are raising the bar and setting a new standard”.