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Following the popularity of last year’s venue, The Association of Catering Excellence once again held its annual Quiz Night at Lloyds London on Wednesday 16th April. A record 37 teams enjoyed a convivial evening in the company of peers and colleagues from across the catering industry.
Stealing the trophy this year were The Caterers Linen Supply who received a bottle of Jouet champagne each for their efforts. Ian Heapy, National Accounts Manager explains:
“We’ve done the quiz for the last 6 years but never won it before. We put it down to having the finest brains they could find this year! But seriously, we love Quiz Night and the compere in particular is excellent. It’s very well organised and run.”
There was something for everyone in the quiz rounds including: London Landmarks, Come Fly With Me, Shaken not Stirred (James Bond theme), Toys and Games, Acronyms, Cheese Tasting, Fruit and Vegetables, Cities of the World as well as General Knowledge.
Hosting staff from Off to Work welcomed and directed guests, and collected the quiz papers. Managing Director, Philip Atkins commented:
"It’s lovely to support such an evening. It is fun, friendly and competitive all at the same time! It’s also fantastic networking. It’s a great way to catch up with people you know, and a way of ensuring that we’re a part of a community that celebrates catering excellence.”
Second place was jointly held by Bartlett Mitchell and Stern Consultancy who missed out by just 2 points. Managing Director, Chris Stern observed:
“We’ve done no preparation apart from watching University Challenge - we had a good mix of skills, but we do best when we guess!”
Catering manager for Elior at Lloyds, Kevin Colclough-Noble acknowledging his team said.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to host you here tonight, but I couldn’t do it alone. Big thanks to the team here at Lloyds”
Proceeds from the raffle which amounted to £870 went to Beyond Food Foundation, the nominated ACE Charity for the year. The main sponsors for the evening were United Coffee.