Institute of Hospitality Aspiring Managers Awards Announced

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11 November 2017

Eight stars of hospitality management have been recognised and rewarded by the Institute of Hospitality. The Aspiring Managers Awards, now in their 10th year, are organised by the Institute of Hospitality London Branch.

The Overall Shield Winner was Daniel Dreiseitel, Assistant Restaurant Manager at The Ritz Hotel London. Daniel wins a programme of leadership 'Skillsbootcamp' training sessions including accompanying coaching donated by mjinspire, a year of mentoring with Michael Voigt FIH, the Opening Manager of L'Oscar, invitations to five industry events and complimentary membership of the Institute of Hospitality for one year.

Two Highly Commended Awards went to Laura Amos, Catering Manager Holyrood House, Ampersand and Rebecca Cupitt, Accenture Group Manager for Lusso Catering.

A further five exceptional young managers made it onto the shortlist.
Ciaran Burns, Assistant Front of House Manager, The Dorchester London
Callum Curtis-Bennent, Deputy General Manager, Westminster Schools, Brookwood Partnership
Charlotte Horler, Front Office Manager, Montague on the Gardens, London
Carmen Rademacher, Director of Sales, Hilton Bankside
Daniel Thompson, General Manager, Mullion Cove Hotel, Helston, Cornwall

The nominees and guests celebrated with a sumptuous reception and four-course dinner at London's newest luxury venue, The Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square on Friday 10 November 2017.

The guest speaker was Jason Allan-Scott and awards were presented by Paul Evans FIH, Chairman and Vic Laws FIH MBE Honorary President of the Institute of Hospitality London Branch and Organising Committee.

Evans says: "We all remember working for great managers, so it is in all of our interests to reward exceptionally hard-working and talented individuals at the start of their management careers. Employers can  put forward their talent through the Institute of Hospitality where their achievements and potential are recognised by the industry at large. We will be sending out details of the 2018 awards soon."

Pictured left to right:
Vic Laws FIH MBE, Institute of Hospitality London Branch Honorary President
Antonio Fernandes FIH, Institute of Hospitality London Branch Secretary
Callum Curtis-Bennent, Deputy General Manager, Westminster Schools, Brookwood Partnership Charlotte Horler, Front Office Manager, Montague on the Gardens
Ciaran Burns, Assistant Front of House Manager, The Dorchester
Rebecca Cupitt, Accenture Group Manager, Lusso Catering
Daniel Dreiseitel, Assistant Restaurant Manager, The Ritz Hotel London
Laura Amos, Catering Manager Holyrood House,  Ampersand
Carmen Rademacher, Director of Sales, Hilton Bankside
Michael Voigt FIH MI, Opening Manager, L'Oscar and Educational Officer, Institute of Hospitality London Branch
Daniel Thompson, General Manager, Mullion Cove Hotel, Cornwall
Paul Evans FIH, Chair, Institute of Hospitality London Branch

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