27/09/21

Farmer, Butcher & Chef Team Shortlisted

Goodwood Estate - Press Article

Goodwood’s Farmer, Butcher, Chef Shortlisted For National Industry Award
24th September 2021

Goodwood’s flagship, sustainable restaurant Farmer, Butcher, Chef has today (Wed 22nd September) been shortlisted for one of the hospitality industry’s top awards.

The 2021 Hotel Cateys – organised by the Caterer magazine - are awarded to the most successful hotel operators and their employees in the UK.

Farmer, Butcher, Chef has been shortlisted for Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year. Other nominees included The Bridge and the Vicarage in Cheshire and Forest, Galtres Lodge in York.

Inspiration for Goodwood’s Farmer, Butcher, Chef, which is located next to The Goodwood Hotel, comes from the relationship between farmer, butcher and chef. They work together to create the frequently-changing and diverse menu that showcases Goodwood’s organic farm produce.

Andrew Coggings, Goodwood Managing Director of Entertaining and Hospitality said: “Farmer, Butcher, Chef opened its doors at the earliest date in 2020, with the restaurant manager leading the team in an industry that had some very challenging restrictions placed by the Government.

“Our restaurant has been full every single lunch and dinner service with the team collaborating to deliver an exceptionally high level of hospitality and the guest feedback continues to be outstanding.

“Throughout everything, the team has maintained a consistently positive attitude and have supported one another throughout a turbulent year.”

This year the Hotel Cateys will celebrate those individuals and teams that have best supported their colleagues and the business in which they work, recognising creativity and commitment through an exceptional period.

The awards, supported by the headline sponsors Bidfood, remain the hotel industry’s only independent benchmark of operational excellence with entrants judged by their peers and industry experts.

Over 70 judges, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge, met last week for some vigorous debate and discussion to select shortlists across 17 categories.

The winners will remain a secret until they are announced at a ceremony on 19 November at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel.

ENDS


Editor’s notes:
Goodwood is a 12,000-acre sporting estate in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Home to the Festival of Speed, the Qatar Goodwood Festival and the Revival. http://www.goodwood.com

About Farmer, Butcher, Chef:
Opened in November 2016, the butcher is directly involved in designing dishes according to what cuts are available. An original approach that means nothing is wasted. Not only does this show the utmost respect for the animals, but it allows guests to enjoy unusual and rare cuts, bringing nostalgic cooking back to life.
Upon opening it was awarded the UK’s first-ever Royal Academy of Culinary Arts ‘Sustainable Food Philosophy Seal’.
In 2021 the restaurant won the Gold “Restaurant of the Year” Award in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence, organised by Tourism South East.

About Goodwood Home Farm:
Goodwood has been farmed by the Dukes of Richmond for over three hundred years and is one of the only self-sustaining organic farms in the UK. The Duke of Richmond’s mother Duchess Susan, was one of the founding members of the Soil Association and ran her kitchen garden on organic principles, passing this passion on to her family and the rest of the business.

For all media enquiries, images, interviews, please contact:
Goodwood Entertaining and Hospitality PR Manager
Rebecca Mowling rebecca.mowling@goodwood.com / 01243 755000

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