23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism

The Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism is the largest event within the Northern Ireland Branch calendar and takes place on Friday 11 May 2018 at Titanic Belfast. The awards recognise talented individuals who have made a valuable contribution to their business and the industry over the past year.


Download nomination and event bookletNominate

The awards are open to any eligible candidate who fits the criteria. You don’t have to be a member to take part.

Categories for this year include:

  • Independent Bar Manager of the Year 
  • Coffee Shop / Café Manager of the Year 
  • Restaurateur of the Year
  • Restaurant Chef of the Year 
  • Hotel Chef of the Year 
  • Contract Catering Chef of the Year 
  • Contract Catering Manager of the Year 
  • Hotelier of the Year 
  • Front Of House Manager of the Year
  • Housekeeping Manager of the Year 
  • Business Development Manager of the Year 
  • Duty Manager of the Year (New!)
  • General Manager of the Future (New!) 
  • Human Resource Manager of the Year (New!) 
  • The Unsung Hero Award (New!) 
  • Hospitality Management Team of the Year 
  • Supplier of the Year
  • Lecturer of the Year
  • Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

Highlights from last year's awards night

Key Dates

22 November 2017 Nominations open
5 February 2018 Nominations close
- 27 February 2018 Nominees Briefing
6 & 7 March 2018 Interviews at Crowne Plaza Belfast
11 May 2018 Awards Night at Titanic Belfast

Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner


If you have any queries regarding the Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism 2018 please contact:
IOH NI Awards Events Team
c/o ND Events
Tel: 02892 63 3232 Emailiohniawards@ndevents.co.uk