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Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2022

Organisers have announced the shortlist for twelve of the categories in the Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards which will be presented at a spectacular gala dinner taking place at the Royal Hall on Monday 6th June 2022.

 

Category sponsors deliberated long & hard over some very tough decisions because of the excellent quality of the nominations with over 1000 received in total, again, this year.

 

In their fourteenth year the awards are organised by David Ritson and Simon Cotton and hosted by them on behalf of Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Association, the association of the leading hotels of the town.  David Ritson said “Further to the success of previous years, we’re back by popular demand! Once again it is clear from the number of entries we received that these awards still truly capture the imagination of those working in, or affected by hospitality and tourism, and shows what a major industry it is for the town. As the quality of the votes improve we have been keen to go and see these ‘stars’ in action and it is great to see their faces when they realise their hard work has been appreciated. Harrogate relies heavily on both business and leisure tourism and everyone involved in the chain of visitor service delivery play their part in continuing to deliver the excellent standards of service and hospitality associated with Harrogate.”

 

Simon Cotton added, “The judges were once again impressed by the level and quality of entries this year and it took a lot of deliberating to decide who would make the short list.  There were a lot of categories where it was really hard to have to leave out some really fantastic entries and I only hope that those who haven’t made it this year to the short list will try again next year. To ensure we had the best candidates shortlisted several sponsors will visit the nominees at their place of work and spend some time to see them in action and talk to them about their jobs. There is no doubt that the awards night on Monday 6th June will once again be a quick sell out and continue to build upon the huge success that it has been in the past”.

 

If you would like to come and support those shortlisted, tickets are available by email at Lyndsey.gibbs@hotmail.co.uk  at £69 per person.  Demand for tickets is already very high and usually sell out within 2 weeks of the shortlist being announced so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

The judging panel’s shortlists for each category are:

 

Waiter/Waitress of the Year – sponsored by Harrogate Spring Water

Adam Mulzynski – Bettys

Hannah Nash – Mama Doreens

Happiness Brown – Majestic hotel

Lisa Hague – Kings Catering

 

Bar Person of the Year – sponsored by Matthew Clark

Kallum Atkinson – Fat Badger

Jordan Sweeney – Rudding Park

Ellie Farrer – Devonshire

Donald Lewis – General Tarleton

  

Chef of the Year – sponsored by Sykes House Farm

Adam Smith – Stuzzi

Sam Pullan – The Bear at Carriages

Jack Cowling – Farmhouse

Brad Nichols – William & Vics

Callum Bower – Rudding Park

 

Team of the Year – sponsored by Platinum

Starling Bar Café Kitchen

St George hotel

Mama Doreens

Farmhouse

 

Newcomer of the Year – sponsored by Harrogate College

63rd & 1st Street

Hopkins@Horticap

Emma Boyd - Portofino

Becky Andrews - Pavilions

 

Unsung Hero – sponsored by Bidfood

Neo Parker – West Park hotel

Louiza Noland – Banyan

Mark Waller – Goldsborough Hall

Lisa Bowerman – Stump Cross Caverns

Best Achievement of the Year – sponsored by Harrogate BID

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Bistro on the Park – Harrogate College

Hopkins @ Horticap

Pickled Sprout - Ales in the Dales

 

Outstanding Customer Service – sponsored by Slingsby

Mykonos Bar & Grill

Domenico Ponziani – Sasso

Orchid restaurant

The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie

LMDC Espresso Bar

 

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by the World of James Herriot

Konak Meze

La Feria

Stuzzi

Tannin Level

Drum & Monkey

  

Bar of the Year – sponsored by Timothy Taylor’s

Tap on Tower Street

Starling Bar Café Kitchen

Old Bell Tavern

Three’s A Crowd

 

Receptionist of the Year – sponsored by Bookers Wholesale

Claire Rawling – Pavilions

Natalie Cichacova – Crowne Plaza Harrogate

Rony Roy – Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic hotel & spa

Sam Ramsden – Rudding Park

 

Housekeeper of the Year – sponsored by Beaucare 

Nicola Young – Cedar Court hotel

Jennie Basmayor – St George hotel

Elaine Long – Old Swan hotel

Samantha Williams – White Hart hotel

 

Harrogate Ambassador - sponsored by Harrogate Christmas Market

The winner of this special Award is to be announced on the night.

 

Waiter / Waitress of the year - sponsored by Harrogate Spring Water
Bar person of the year - sponsored by Matthew Clark
Chef of the year - sponsored by Sykes House Farm
Team of the year - sponsored by Platinum Print
Harrogate Ambassador - sponsored by Harrogate Christmas Market
Newcomer of the year - sponsored by Harrogate College
Unsung hero - sponsored by Bidfood
Best achievement of the year - sponsored by CNG
Outstanding Customer Service - Sponsored by Slingsby Airport
Restaurant of the year - sponsored by World of James Herriot
Bar of the year - Sponsored by Timothy Taylors
Receptionist of the year - Sponsored by Bookers
Housekeeper of the Year