The awards ceremony took place on the evening of 13 March at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
The Lifetime Achievement award went to Bev Puxley, late master at Worshipful Company of Cooks, for his contribution to enhancing catering education in the UK and his involvement in the PACE community.
The National Chairman’s award was presented to Willie McCurrach from City of Glasgow College and acknowledged his leadership and dedication at the head of Scotland’s catering education sector.
Training in a changing environment
National Chair of PACE Geoff Booth said: “In an increasingly challenging environment, we have witnessed exceptional examples of the talented individuals and teams that make up the education sector. We have seen their ability to recruit learners of all ages and deliver innovative and engaging programmes of skills development.
“Above everything else, they are completely focussed and dedicated to ensuring their students receive the best education and training possible. The PACE Awards have revealed numerous examples of creativity and ingenuity that help prepare students for the demands of a career in the hospitality industry. It is also great to see educators and employers working closely together to achieve their common goals.
“I congratulate all of this year’s worthy winners. They are an inspiration to us all and continue to illustrate the great work in training and education that is taking place across the UK.”
The 2014 PACE Awards winners:
Partnership with Industry Award
University College Birmingham and Mitchells & Butlers Partnership.
Best Chef Lecturer Award
Lee Hyatt, Accrington & Rossendale College
Best Hospitality Lecturer Award
Philip Tomlinson, New College Nottingham
Best Restaurant Service Lecturer
Sam Watkins, Gloucestershire College
Award for Environmental Sustainability
Miranda Godfrey, Westminster Kingsway College
Lifetime Achievement Award
Bev Puxley, late Master at worshipful Company of Cooks
National Chairman’s Award
Willie McCurrach, City of Glasgow College