Servest’s operations director of catering, David Griffiths, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual FSM Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel in London.
Starting as a trainee chef more than 30 years ago, Griffiths has dedicated his life to the foodservice industry and to ensuring his clients get the best service. As a member of the board of 7 Day Catering, Griffiths led, developed and shaped the company up to and beyond its acquisition by Servest in January 2013.
Griffiths’ leadership has resulted in excellent results and profit performance. Not only that but his colleagues and teams have prospered and he has made many friends in the industry along the way.
Commenting on the award, Griffiths Said:
“I’m really delighted and honoured to be recognised by the FSM Awards and would like to thank FSM for the award and my peers for such a wonderful reception. Since I started out in the industry more than 30 years ago, food and catering has been my passion. I plan to continue to work hard to exceed customer expectations, to develop the people around me and to have a lot of fun in the process.”
Rob Legge, Group CEO UK and Europe at Servest added:
“This FSM Lifetime Achievement Award is testament to David’s dedication and commitment to the business and to the catering industry. Not only is David a phenomenal leader and genuinely dedicated to the customer and to his teams, but he is a really good guy and more than deserving of this award.”
This year’s FSM Awards ceremony, organised by FSM Magazine, was attended by more than 400 of the contract catering elite celebrating the talent of the sector. Awards were presented in 15 categories. Servest’s managing director of catering Henry Watts was nominated for the Senior Executive Award and Yvonne Adams, catering manager, was nominated for the Business and Industry Award.