The finalists for the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering have now been announced

Comedian Matt Adlington hosting the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering
Comedian Matt Adlington hosting the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering

Veggie Care Chef of the Year 2019. We want to find the care chef who is making the tastiest meals for older vegans or veggies.


  • Kalpana Joshi, Manav Seva Community Services
  • Philip Meyer, Pemberley House
  • Champa Mistry, Birchwood Grange

Veggie Wholesaler of the Year 2019. Meals on Wheels? Food delivery service? Retailer supplying the care sector? Let’s celebrate that company that makes veggie meals easy.


  • Brakes
  • Manav Seva Community Services
  • Thomas Ridley Foodservice

The Beulah Charity Trust Special Recognition Award. This is for that special someone who strives to make the UK a better place for older vegans and vegetarians. This could be a volunteer, a resident, a staff member or anyone pursuing this objective.


  • Steve Dale, The Moreton Centre
  • Juan Lopez, Birchwood Grange
  • Manav Seva Community Services

Most Innovative Veggie Dish. We want someone to send us one magnificent recipe – something that is original, and that we can recommend to care caterers around the UK.

  • The winner in this category will be revealed on the day!

All winners will be announced in an awards ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on 17 October 2019. They will be presented by Amanda Woodvine, CEO of V for Life.

Award winners 2018
Award winners in Parliament 2018

First launched in 2016, the Annual Awards highlight the importance of catering well for older vegetarians and vegans. We recently surveyed 1,000 care homes to find out how many residents are vegan or vegetarian. Since the survey was last commissioned in 2014, the number of vegans in residential care has increased by a whopping 167%!

With growing numbers of vegetarians being supported by the care sector, it is no surprise that news of the awards has been positively received by care organisations. Articles about the awards have been published by the NACC, Care Home Catering, Hospitality Assured and more.

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the demand for top-notch veggie care catering.

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