Eat Out awards honour Peter Martin

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The winners of this year’s Eat Out Awards have been unveiled—and they include CGA Peach’s Peter Martin.

The prizes, run by Eat Out magazine, rewarded brands and individuals in 16 different categories, while Peter Martin was honoured with the Special Achievement Award. His citation celebrated more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, editor, media owner, speaker and commentator in the eating and drinking out industries, as well as his current role as vice president at CGA Peach. It said: “In short, there is no-one better connected, better respected or more knowledgeable in the retail and hospitality markets in the UK and Europe.”

Other headline winners at the awards included Harvester and McDonald’s, winners of the nation’s favourite eating out and grab and go experiences respectively, while Koh Thai Tapas was named brand of the year. Balans Soho Society Café received beat all day menu; HOP was named best new brand; Galvin at Windows took best charity initiative; and Cafe Spice Namaste took the CSR award.

The other winners at the awards were: Chris Clawson at Burger Craft, development chef of the year; ETM Group, group operator of the year; Tossed, winner of the healthy eating award; Yumchaa, hot drinks concept, Green & Fortune Café, independent operator of the year; Thaikhun, winner of the marketing and social media category; YO! Sushi for best recruitment campaign; the King’s Head near Winchester for team of the year; and Chop’d for best use of technology.

Maria Bracken, editor of Eat Out, said: “Congratulations to all of our winners this year. We look forward to growing the awards next year and searching for more outstanding brands in 2017.”