The shortlist for the 2014 Hospitality and Tourism Awards is revealed today by the Harrogate Advertiser series.
Organisers have announced the shortlist for each of the nine categories and they will be presented at a spectacular gala dinner at the Royal Hall on June 17.
The awards, now in their sixth year, are organised and hosted by Destination Harrogate,Tickets are available for the dinner, at £55 , from Debbie Dilasser on 01423 858585
The shortlist is:
Waiter/Waitress of the Year – sponsored by Sunlight Textile Services
Bedrije Shala, Holiday Inn Hotel; Simon Hodgson, The Square Bar & Restaurant; Taylor Fox, Bettys Café Tearooms; Joanne Smith , Bettys Café Tearooms.
Bar Person of the Year – sponsored by Matthew Clark
Petra Michlova, Hales Bar; Edi Smith, Monteys Rock Cafe; Mathew Sewell , Moko Lounge; Gareth Vowles, Banyan Bar and Kitchen;Simon Flanagan, Christies.
Chef of the Year – sponsored by Sykes House Farm
Darren Gladman, The Square Bar & Restaurant; Mike Mallinson, The Majestic Hotel; Ian King , Kings Catering; Dean Sowden, Deanos Graze and Grill; Lionel Strub, Mirabelle.
Team of the Year – sponsored by Platinum Print
The Coach & Horses; Harrogate Tourist Information Centre; William and Victoria; Hales bar; Monteys Rock Cafe.
Newcomer of the Year – sponsored by Harrogate College
Hoxton North Coffee Bar; Runamocha; Café Bistro & Cicchetti; Harrogate History Festival; The Yorkshire Meatball Company
Unsung Hero – sponsored by Destination Harrogate
Phillipa Deighton , Kings Catering;Fernando Teixeira, Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf; Ian Kellar, Cedar Court Hotel; David Jones, Crown Hotel; Mike Wood, William and Victoria.
Best Achievement of the Year – sponsored by Blueline Taxis
Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Harrogate Christmas Market; Helen McGlynn, winner of the MIA national listing; Harrogate Youth Festival, Harrogate International Youth Festival Music & Performing Arts; Harrogate International Festivals, Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival.
Outstanding Customer Service – sponsored by Leeds Bradford International Airport
Ali Tench, Bettys Café Tearooms; Lorna Snowden, Secretary to the Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate; Patsy King, Kings Catering; Rebecca Turnbull, Harrogate International Centre; Marco Bissolati, The Square Bar and Restaurant.
Harrogate Ambassador - sponsored by Harrogate Chamber of Commerce to be announced on the night.