Nominations open: Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian and Vegan Care Catering 2019

The time is now. We’re receiving nominations!

Do you know someone who is doing outstanding work for vegetarians or vegans in a care setting? Submit a nomination today, and they could find themselves in Parliament receiving one of V for Life’s prestigious annual awards.

The awards will be presented in Parliament in Autumn
Comedian Matt Adlington hosting last year’s awards in Parliament

We are calling for nominations for these four awards:

  1. Veggie Care Chef of the Year. We want to find the care chef who is making the tastiest meals for older vegans or veggies.
  2. Veggie Wholesaler of the Year. Meals on Wheels? Food delivery service? Retailer supplying the care sector? Let’s celebrate that company that makes veggie meals easy.
  3. 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.
  4. Special Recognition. 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.

The awards presentation will take place in the Houses of Parliament this Autumn. They will be presented by Amanda Woodvine, CEO of V for Life.

Award winners 2018
Award winners in Parliament 2018

If you demonstrate real initiative when it comes to welcoming older veggies or vegans into a care setting, or would like to nominate someone else for the award, simply send us 200 words explaining why.

Include any information you consider relevant – and be as creative as you like!

Send applications to veggiehero@vegetarianforlife.org.uk. Deadline 31 July 2019.

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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