Daniel Clifford named Chefs' Chef of the Year at AA Hospitality Awards

By Liam Garrahan contact

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AA Hospitality Awards 2015

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Daniel Clifford was named AA Chefs’ Chef of the Year 2015 at the annual AA Hospitality Awards last night.

The event, hosted at Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, celebrates the success of individuals and companies across the hospitality industry, with the winners appearing in the 2016 AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides.

While Clifford won the AA Chefs’ Chef of the Year award, Robin Hutson, executive chairman of the PIG chain, picked up the AA Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment and dedication to the hospitality industry over the course of his lifetime.

The AA Hotel of the Year award is split into five categories: London’s winner was Corinthia Hotel, England’s winner was Taplow’s Cliveden, St George’s Hotel in Llandudno was named the best hotel in Wales, St. Andrews’ Rufflets Country House picked up the Scottish award and the winner of the best hotel in Northern Ireland was Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena.

The AA Restaurant of the Year is split into four categories: London’s winner was Tredwell’s London, House of Tides in Newcastle Upon Tyne won England’s award, Wales’ winner was Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot and Glasgow’s The Gannet won the award in Scotland.

Other winners on the night:

AA Pub of the Year

Winner, England – The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold

Winner, Wales – Kinmel Arms, Abergele

Winner, Scotland – The Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh

AA Wine Award

Winner, England and Overall – The Sun Inn, Dedham

Winner, Wales – Walnut Tree, Abergavenny

Winner, Scotland – Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

AA Hotel Group of the Year

Winner – Brend Hotels

AA Eco Hotel and Eco Hotel Group of the Year

Winner, Eco Hotel – The Savoy, London

Winner, Eco Hotel Group – Exclusive Hotels and Venues

AA Food Service Award

Winner – Belmond Le Manoir aux Quats’ Saisons

AA Housekeeper of the Year Award

Winner – Sarah Middlemas – The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

AA Spirit Award

Winner – The Churchill Bar and Terrace, London

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