Acorn Awards

We are proud to sponsor the fantastic Acorn Awards.

Since their inception in 1986, the Acorn Awards, affectionately known as the 30 under 30, have sought to recognise the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry.

Run in collaboration with The Caterer, they recognise the flair and passion of 30 rising stars in hospitality. Past winners represent every sector of the hospitality industry, and have been nominated by their peers for making an impression in their field.

In the 32 years since The Caterer began recognising the brightest talent in hospitality, just 870 people who work in the industry have ever earned the right to attach the words "Acorn Award winner" to their CV, in a sector that employs almost three million. Many of those, including such stellar names as Marcus Wareing, Jason Atherton,  Zoe Jenkins, Simon Girling, Nick Nairn, Craig Bancroft, Caroline Fry and John Campbell, have gone on to become major figures in the industry. So the winners of the 2018 awards, will be in very distinguished company.