We’re getting ready for the big event…

The deadline for nominations for this year’s Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian and Vegan Care Catering has now passed. But watch this space for further updates about this year’s shortlist.

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

We are busy considering 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 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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