Hospitality industry celebrates employees

Car Park Team – The Liner Hotel at Liverpool received The Judges' Award

THE Liverpool Hospitality Association hosted its annual awards at Titanic Hotel’s Rum Warehouse, which saw 13 winners take home awards, and more than £22K raised for the chosen charity, Hospitality Action.

More than 400 people attended the event, which seeks to pay recognition and celebrate the exceptional, hard-hard-working talent which makes up the hospitality industry in Liverpool, rewarding employees at all levels across a number of categories.

Liverpool BID Company CEO Bill Addy received The Mayor’s Award

Hospitality Action, a charity which dedicates itself to supporting those who work in the hospitality industry in the UK by offering help, advice and support, was the chosen charity of the evening and benefited from the £22.5K raised.

The awards, included everything from Rising Star and Heart of House , to Unsung Hero and Head Chef of the Year, with each of the winners being presented with award plates and champagne from Managing Director of World Class Service, Tracy Waddacor.

Commenting on the awards, Tracy Waddacor said, “Last night was great to see so many familiar faces, old and new, come together for the annual awards, and raise such an amazing amount for the very deserving Hospitality Action. Huge congratulations to all the winners and nominees who should be so proud of themselves”.

The full list of winners:

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – RISING STAR
Lorna McVey – General Manager – Maray Restaurants

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – FRONT OF HOUSE
Rodrigo Sosa – Receptionist – Base Serviced Apartments

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – HEART OF HOUSE
Phil Griffiths – Assistant Financial Controller – Hard Day’s Night Hotel

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – UNSUNG HERO
Marcio Beluco – Kitchen Porter – Pullman Liverpool

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – BAR SERVICE
Ryan Canon – Rum Bar Waiter – Titanic Hotel Liverpool

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – FOOD SERVICE
Dominic Sciambarella – F&B Supervisor – London Carriage Works – Hope Street Hotel

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – YOUNG CHEF
Mercy Chisango – Commis Chef – Hilton Liverpool

HEAD CHEF OF THE YEAR
Dave Rooney – Junior Sous Chef – Pullman Liverpool

SALES & REVENUE PERSON OF THE YEAR
Lauren English – Sales Executive – Hilton Liverpool

ENVIRONMENTAL & WELFARE CHAMPIONS
Well-Being Team – Novotel City Centre Liverpool

TOP TEAM OF THE YEAR
Human Resources – Liverpool Marriott

JUDGES’ AWARD
Car Park Team – The Liner Hotel at Liverpool

MAYOR’S AWARD – Bill Addy