Employees of City Catering Southampton gathered at the city’s Grand Cafe for its 2019 Annual Awards.

The awards saw attendance from staff, award sponsors, board members and trustees, together with supporters of the charity to complete a 130-strong event.

City Catering CEO Rachel Hall added: “We’re fortunate to have superb teams operating at 46 schools across the city and making thousands of school meals happen every day

“It’s important for us to stop and take the time to recognise their achievements, and that’s why we created these awards.“We can reward staff for their hard work, dedication and professionalism but also often going above and beyond to allow the organisation to be as effective and successful as it is.”

Full list of winners:

Catering Assistants of the Year (x2) -

Sarah Watkins, Swaythling and Highfield School

Caroline Baker, Swaythling and Highfield School

Assistant Cook of the Year – Karen Murphy, Valentine School

Kitchen Management of the Year – Graham Moakes

Gayle Littlefield, Thornhill School

Catering Manager of the Year – Leigh Besson, Bassett Green School

Team of the Year – Mason Moor School

Unsung Hero awards x 6 –

Jan Wardle, Great Oaks School

Maureen Ashely, Operations

Jon Rice, Finance team

Donna Pardoe-Matthews, Sholing Infant & Junior School

Emily Nevill, HR

Nicky Snowie, The Cedar School

CEO Award – Sally Grandjean, Food Development Team

Lifetime Achievement Award –

Cheryl Petrie, operations manager