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The CIS Excellence Awards 2018: The Results!

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The CIS Excellence Awards 2018: The Results!

The CIS Excellence Awards 2018: The Results!
June 01
10:07 2018

The CIS Excellence Awards 2018: The Results!

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The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by Fresh Food Company

Winner: Samantha Wright, The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh


  • Stephanie Baxter, Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central
  • Robert McPhee, Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa
  • Katie Sillars, Bidfood Scotland

The Sustainable Business Award, co-sponsored by Green Tourism and Seafood Scotland

Winner: The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Edinburgh


  • BaxterStorey Scotland
  • Hickory, Edinburgh

The Business Innovation Award, sponsored by Sodexo

Winner: Chefs Eye Tech

  • Highly Commended: Shepherd Filters UK
  • Finalist: The Scottish Salmon Company, Edinburgh

The Healthier Scotland Award, sponsored by the healthyliving award, in association with NHS Health Scotland

Winner: ESS Offshore Food and Nutrition Team


  • Aramark @ Aegon
  • Buchanan Bistro, Aberdeenshire

The Training and Employee Retention Award, sponsored by

Winner:  Auchrannie Leisure Ltd, Isle of Arran

  • Highly commended: North Lanarkshire Council
  • Finalist: City of Glasgow College / CAL MAC Hospitality Apprenticeship

The Pub Excellence Award, sponsored by KraftHeinz Foodservice

Winner: Nobles Café Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh


  • Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Edinburgh
  • Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh

The Banqueting and Events Chef Award, co-sponsored by ASA Recruitment and Tilda

Winner: Andrew Laycock, Wilde Thyme Catering, Perthshire


  • Scott Brodowski, Hickory, Edinburgh
  • Brian Canale, Heritage Portfolio, Edinburgh
  • Ann Milne, Hudsons Catering, Aberdeen

The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Kafoodle

Winner: The Spanish Butcher, Glasgow


  • Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh
  • Sugar Boat, Helensburgh

The Food Tourism Award, sponsored by Bidfood Scotland

Winner: Eat on the Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire


  • Ballintaggart Farm, Pitlochry, Perthshire
  • Salar Smokehouse, South Uist

The Hospitality Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by CH&Co Group

Winner: Tony Budde, Dumfries and Galloway College


  • Kenneth Hett, City of Glasgow College
  • Vicki Munro, SRUC Elmwood College

The Independent Hotel of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance and the Royal Bank of Scotland

Winner: The Douglas Hotel, Isle of Arran


  • The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh
  • The Lovat Loch Ness, Fort Augustus

The Patisserie Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Callebaut

Winner: Gary Millard, Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh


  • Stephen Espouy, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh   

The Group Hotel of the Year Award, sponsored by Instock

Winner: Skeabost House Hotel, Isle of Skye


  • Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

The Young Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes Scotland

Winner: Craig Palmer, Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen


  • Kevin McCafferty, City of Glasgow College
  • Conor McLean, The Cellar, Anstruther

The Restaurant of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Aramark and Olleco 

Winner: The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye


  • Gamba, Glasgow
  • L’Escargot Blanc , Edinburgh

The Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by BaxterStorey Scotland

Winner: Geoffrey Smeddle, The Peat Inn, St Andrews


  • Fred Berkmiller, L’Escargot Restaurants, Edinburgh
  • Billy Boyter, The Cellar Restaurant, Anstruther
  • Brian Grigor, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
  • Paul Wedgwood, Wedgwood The Restaurant, Edinburgh

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Braehead Foods


Bill and Cath Costley, Costley & Costley Hotels

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