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Foodservice customer controller, Mark Taylor shortlisted for prestigious Cost Sector Catering Award 2019

Over the last few days, the team at Cost Sector Catering have been revealing the shortlist for its annual awards ceremony. We’ve seen some incredible names on the list already, recognising what a fantastic industry we work in. However, this morning there was a big surprise for one of our dedicated team members. Mark Taylor, who is our foodservice customer controller, has been announced in the shortlist for the Public Sector Award.

Mark has worked in the industry for over 30 years and has shown true commitment to care catering during this time. He has worked with the NACC at both a national and regional level since 2012 and was heavily involved in the launch and development of the Level 2 Specialist Award for chefs in health and social care. At Premier Foods, Mark has been actively leading a number of initiatives within care catering, including the latest addition to our ground-breaking healthcare solutions programme: The International Dysphagia Diet Standards Initiative guide and training.

There are 18 categories in the awards and Cost Sector Catering brought together 18 industry experts to help whittle down the 139 entries. The talented professionals in the running for the Public Sector Award are:

  • Dale Wild, Birmingham City Council
  • Stewart McKenzie, Hospital Caterers Association
  • Nicola Strawther, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mark Taylor, Premier Foods
  • John Figgins, West Sussex County Council

After hearing about his nomination and shortlist, Mark Taylor said: “It’s fair to say this has come as a real surprise. In fact, I am speechless. It’s very humbling that the work I’ve done has been recognised by the Cost Sector Catering Awards judges. I just love this sector and the job I do and so wasn’t expecting to see my name in the shortlist, but I am looking forward to the night and being part of a real industry celebration. Congratulations to the rest of the finalists who all do amazing things in the public sector.”

Everyone at Premier Foods is delighted that Mark’s work has been recognised and we will be joining Mark and industry colleagues on April 25th at the Hilton London Metropole to find out who the winners are.