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On Tuesday 12th April 2016 for the third year running, The Association of Catering Excellence was at Lloydâ€™s London for the popular annual Quiz Night, a firm favourite in the ACE calendar with 37 teams and over 200 people from the catering industry taking part. Itâ€™s been 3 years since Bartlett Mitchell won the ACE Quiz Night, although they came close last year in second place.
At this yearâ€™s quiz they were once again triumphant. The team of 6 each won a bottle of champagne, and the Sheila Mitchell Quiz Trophy. Team member Richard Hodgson says: â€œItâ€™s a while since we won, but weâ€™re back where we belong! Iâ€™ve been watching all the quiz programmes on TV to prepare for this event.â€
Managing Director and ACE patron Wendy Bartlett was unable to be there, but she messaged the team on hearing of their victory to say â€œWhat a star team â€“ fantastic!â€
Quiz rounds included: Champagne bottle sizes, Leap Year trivia, Olympics, marketing & advertising campaigns, Europe, theatre, and of course food and drink.
Hosting staff from Evolve welcomed and directed guests, and collected the quiz papers. Lead sponsors for the evening were Pelican Procurement who joined ACE last year. Marketing Manager Simona Hardy said: â€œPelican are proud to support ACE events as they offer a very friendly and informal way to meet and network with industry colleagues. We joined ACE last summer, and enjoy the range of events.â€ In second place was Neller Davies, with Harrison Catering in third place.
Catering manager for Elior at Lloyds, Kevin Colclough-Noble acknowledging his team said. â€œI hope youâ€™ve enjoyed the hospitality and supper provided tonight. Big thanks to the fabulous team here at Lloyds who made it all happen.â€
ACE Chair, Paul Hurren introduced his chosen charity, Wiggly Worm who seek to improve health, well-being and self-esteem amongst the vulnerable, disadvantaged or seldom heard through food. The raffle raised an impressive Â£1,500 which will go to the charity.
He also announced the next ACE event, the Summer Party on 21st July which will take place on Bateaux London and include the new ACE Robyns Awards Presentation.
The ACE Robyns Award has been created by the ACE committee in memory of Robyn Jones OBE, founder of CH&Co, who sadly died in September 2015. Robyn was known for her tireless work in the mentoring, training and development of young talent. These new awards will put the spotlight on the next generation of the industry, something Robyn was always at the forefront of.
Entries should be submitted to email@example.com by 20th May 2016.
More details available on the ACE website http://acegb.org/aceRobyns.php
Pelican Procurement Services
Catering Design Group
Johnsonâ€™s Stalbridge Linen Services
Tim Browne Ltd
Teams entered included:
BA Lounges team
Blue Apple Catering
CH & Co
Collins King & Associates
Green & Fortune
Harrison Catering Services
The Brookwood Partnership
The Caterers Linen Supply
West Horsley Dairy
About the charity, Wiggly Worm: The Wiggly Worm is a charity that exists to improve health, well-being and self-esteem amongst the vulnerable, disadvantaged or seldom heard. Food is a great leveller and their approach delivers practical results to individuals, communities and organisations. Their courses and events motivate people to make choices about who they are, what they can be and who they can trust. They instil in people a reminder of their true worth in society.