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Sodexo NI Chef served Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award

The 22nd Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Awards saw Sodexo’s Craft Development Chef in NI, Cathy Adamson, win the prestigious Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award.

Adamson joined Sodexo in 1995 and became Craft Development Chef in 2009 where her role is, among other things, to oversee the development of innovative and seasonal food offers, work with the company’s culinary teams on client sites to enhance their skills, techniques and monitor the quality of service delivery. She is also one of the judges for the company’s internal culinary competitions.

In order get to the final stage of the Institute of Hospality Awards, Adamson had to present details of her career and current role to an external judging body.  According to the category judges “Cathy was a very worthy winner because of her commitment, dedication and her overall level of professionalism. She succeeded in a very tough category with exceptional competition”.

Adamson is a five-time winner of the Sodexo All-Ireland Chef of the Year Award and twice a finalist in the Sodexo National Chef of the Year Awards. For two consecutive years, she was a member of Sodexo UK and Ireland’s top ranked culinary team competing in the La Parade des Chefs at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event. She now acts as a mentor to the company’s up and coming chefs taking part in national and international competitions.

Margot Slattery, Country President for Sodexo, commented: “A fantastic and well-deserved win for Cathy, who is not only one of our most talented culinary stars but also a wonderfully supportive role model and mentor to our entire culinary team in Northern Ireland.”

The awards ceremony took place at the Belfast Titanic Centre on 5 May 2017.

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