The votes are in for V for Life’s 2018 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian and Vegan Care Catering.

All shortlisted candidates were invited to attend the award presentation ceremony, which took place on 17 October 2018.

Last year’s winner and runner-up were featured in both local and national press, and this year was even more exciting, because the award presentation ceremony took place in the Houses of Parliament.

The biggest and best names in veggie care catering were there to celebrate progress in the industry, and their own contribution to it.

This year’s finalists were:

Veggie Care Chef of the Year

  1. Jacek Binienda, Badgeworth Court Care Centre, Barchester
  2. Ben Kerslake, Frome Nursing Home
  3. Jyoti Patel, Karuna Manor, TLC Care

Veggie Wholesaler of the Year

  1. Bidfood
  2. Birchall Foodservice

Special Recognition

  1. Stuart Davies, Registered Manager, Plas Bryn Rhosyn
  2. HC-One
  3. Primrose Dawn Mist, Resident, Highland House

The winner in a fourth category Most Innovative Veggie Dish was revealed on the day of the ceremony! Click here to reveal 2018’s winners.

First launched in 2016, the Annual Awards highlight the importance of catering well for older vegetarians and vegans. VfL’s 2014 survey suggests that around 6,500 older vegetarians and vegans live in care homes.

With growing numbers of vegetarians being supported by the care sector, it is no surprise that news of the award has been positively received by care organisations.

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the demand for top-notch veggie care catering. Shortlisted candidates are those who are leading the way!

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