We were delighted to attend the Official Launch of the 24th Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism on Wednesday 28th November in The Loft @ Ten Square. UTV’s Pamela Ballantine officially launched the Awards and it was a fantastic evening to meet and chat to many professionals within the hospitality industry throughout Northern Ireland.
The Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism pay tribute to and recognise the achievements of many committed, passionate professionals within the industry and offer an opportunity for their hard work to be appreciated.
#IOHNI19 have chosen Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI as this years Charity to support throughout the year and Joseph Rea Jewellers donated a stunning diamond pendant set in yellow gold worth £3,000 on the night!
Nominations for the Awards are now open and will close on Monday 18th February, judging will take place on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March at Crowne Plaza and the Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 17th May 2019 at Titanic Belfast.
For full nomination, judging, criteria and awards event information you can download the 2019 programme here.
The awards are open to any eligible candidate who fits the criteria, you don’t have to be a member to take part. To self-nominate or to nominate one of your colleagues please click here.
The 2019 Categories Are;
Business Development / Sales Manager of The Year
Coffee Shop / Café Manager of The Year
Contract Catering Chef of The Year
Contract Catering Manager of The Year
Front of House Manager Of The Year
General Manager of The Future
Hospitality Management Team of The Year
Hotel Chef of The Year
Hotelier of The Year
Housekeeping Manager of The Year
Human Resource Manager of The Year
Independent Bar Manager of The Year
Lecturer of The Year
Operational Manager of The Year
Outstanding Apprentice of The Year
Outstanding Contribution to The Hospitality Industry
Restaurant Chef of The Year
Restaurateur of The Year
Student Management Potential Award
Supplier of The Year
Unsung Hero Award