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apetito awards

Every day, apetito strives to improve. So, from food innovation to business sustainability and from employee safety to customer service, we are immensely proud of the awards we have won.

apetito awards

Awards for food innovation

Our Development Chefs are continually looking for ways to make the diet of elderly or vulnerable people healthier and more enjoyable. Their work has been recognised by a number of awards, including the ones below.

  • Food And Drink Federation Award for Innovation 2013

apetito were recognised, amongst strong competition, for their innovative work around the development of our texture-modified range of meals created specifically for those who suffer with difficulties chewing and swallowing (dysphagia).


  • National Business Awards Innovation Award 2012 for our CarteChoix Range

In winning this award, CarteChoix, our pioneering restaurant-inspired plated meals system for hospitals was praised by judges for its "unmitigated focus on providing a quality service to patients with dignity."


  • Cost Sector Catering Chef Award 2012 for our Texture Modified Food Range

Our Head Development Chef Phil Rimmer won a hotly contested industry award for his work in developing our range of texture-modified foods. This range makes a real difference in quality of life for people who have difficulty swallowing.


  • Craft Guild of Chefs Award 2010 for our Texture Modified Range

Craft Guild Of Chefs Awards are coveted in professional kitchens throughout the UK. Head Development Chef Phil Rimmer won for his work on texture modified food for people with dysphagia or other swallowing difficulties. This range combines great taste, nutritional value and attractive presentation.

Awards for Customer Service

The most important recognition we can receive for our commitment to great customer service is the regular positive feedback we get from our customers. Having said that, it has also been an honour to win awards for this aspect of our work.

  • National Business Awards (NBA) – South Customer Focus 2009

  • National Business Award Customer Focus Award 2010

apetito exhibited a genuine enthusiasm for service quality that permeated the organisation from top to bottom.

NBA Judges – National Business Awards 2010

Awards for Corporate & Social Responsibility

At apetito, corporate and social responsibility is so much more than a business buzzword. From the local charities we support through to national and global environmental and ethical concerns, we are proud of the partnerships we have built, the progress we have made and the awards we have won.

  • Corporate & Social Responsibility Award 2008

  • Big Tick – Business in the Community – Talent Award 2009

  • Cateys Awards 2010 – Sustainable Business Award

Winners of the Cateys Awards are nominated and selected by catering industry peers. Previous winners of the award include Raymond Blanc, the Ritz and the Savoy Hotel, so we're keeping good company.

Awards for Industry Success

Being acknowledged by industry peers as being leaders in our field is always satisfying. As well as winning the Cateys Award above, we have also been successful in the prestigious Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards. On top of being awarded Company of the Year, we were also judged the UK's best manufacturer of frozen foods.

  • Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards Company Of The Year 2010

  • Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards 2012

  • Community Partnership Awards 2012 – Growing Business of the Year

The FDF's Community Partnership Awards celebrate the tremendous contribution the UK food and drink sector makes to the economy and to local communities.

Awards for Safety

The wellbeing of our staff is an absolute priority, and 2013 is the fourth year running that we have been given the RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety.

  • RoSPA Gold Award 2010

  • RoSPA Gold Award 2011

  • RoSPA Gold Award 2012

  • RoSPA Gold Award 2013