Foodservice Equipment Journal is calling on you to nominate your kitchen stars of the year after officially opening the nomination process for the 2016 FEJ Power List.
Now in its second year, the FEJ Power List serves as a definitive guide to 50 high-flying individuals responsible for specifying, purchasing and sanctioning the kitchens that are intrinsic to the success of their business.
From catering development managers and operations directors to executive chefs and heads of food, the Power List celebrates the people and organisations that regard their kitchens as the heartbeat of their operations.
Whether it’s casual dining restaurants, pub groups, hotels, fast food chains or contract caterers, we want you to tell us which individuals and operators deserve to be honoured for their commitment and investment in kitchen best practice and innovation.
Last year’s Power List contained profiles of key management figures and catering equipment buyers from chains such as Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread, McDonald’s, Jamie’s Italian and Wagamama – and this year we are looking for a different 50 faces to light up the list.
Further to that, this year’s Power List stars will feature in a not-to-be-missed, bumper edition of the October issue of FEJ.
FEJ editor, Andrew Seymour, said: “The level of investment in new kitchens and catering projects among multi-site operators has soared again over the past 12 months and it’s hard to think of a chain or group that hasn’t expanded their portfolio in one way or another. The Power List aims to recognise some of the key individuals that are playing a major part in facilitating the growth and shaping the kitchens that generate sales and profit.”
Seymour added that the nomination process is incredibly simple and confirmed that operators are free to nominate people from within their own organisations, while catering equipment manufacturers and distributors are invited to nominate any end-user customers they feel deserve recognition.
“The number of individual restaurant, bar and hotel brands that FEJ reaches out to on a daily basis collectively represent more than 27,000 outlets. Factor in the supermarkets, leisure and tourism sector and public sector procurement agencies and the number of properties that the procurement teams of these groups buy foodservice equipment for quickly shoots to in excess of 40,000. There is a huge market out there and we’re excited about highlighting the cream of the crop from a kitchen perspective.”
Deadline for nominations is Friday 26 August 2016.
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