Event Sponsors

The Casual Dining Awards 2020 were sponsored by:

amber energy®

amber energy® is an award-winning energy partner to some of the fastest-growing restaurant and bar chains in the UK.

Our friendly and experienced team of specialists makes sure our clients’ current energy setup is as cost-effective as it can be – and that all their new sites open on time, every time.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive menu of services to our clients, which includes:

  • New site connections
  • Energy procurement
  • Data analysis
  • Bill validation
  • Technical services
  • Sustainability framework

With our help, our clients in the restaurant and bar sector have saved more than £2m. Discover what amber can do for you today on their website below.

Arla Pro

We created Arla Pro with one clear vision, to bring exceptional dairy products to great chefs with naturalness and quality at their heart. We are about brilliant products created specifically with chefs in mind, designed to work seamlessly back of house, without compromise.

Endorsed by the Craft Guild of Chefs, we test all of our products for the very best in functionality and performance.


Established in 1980, Boutinot are a privately owned international wine business based in the UK.

We are grape growers, winemakers, importers and agents and we have our own vineyards in the Southern Rhône – Domaine Boutinot, South Africa – Wildeberg, East Sussex  – Henners, along with our joint venture in Piemonte, Italy. We make 70% of the wines that we sell!

In the UK, we supply restaurants, multiple retailers and independent wholesalers.

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I

We offer the leading premium beer and cider brands, including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois; Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Beck’s, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bass and Boddingtons.

In the UK, we employ over 1,000 people in our Breweries in Magor, South Wales, Samlesbury in Preston and Camden.  We are a founding member of the Portman Group, a member of the British Beer and Pub Association and British Beer Alliance and supporter of the Drinkaware Trust.

We are committed to protecting our environment and communities are members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainability Energy and the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group.


Here at Carlsberg we are as passionate about our beers as you are about your cuisine.  From our selection of brands and innovative draught dispense system to handy hints on creating the perfect serve and enhancing the role that beer can play on your menus, we are ready and waiting to be your partner of choice. One of our latest innovations, DraughtMaster™, is a gasless draught beer dispense system that we believe will be a step-change for restaurants in the UK. Our newest additions to our portfolio include a selection of craft brews all the way from Brooklyn Brewery, our Poretti range from Italy and London Fields Brewery in Hackney.

Casual Dining

Casual Dining is the definitive restaurant, pub & bar event for senior decision makers from across the branded restaurant and pub sector. Casual Dining will return on 25-56 March 2020 at ExCeL London.

Chef Direct

Chef Direct, part of Booker Group, serves as a delivered wholesaler and/or logistics partner to foodservice operators in the UK. Offering tailored supply chain solutions with a focus on honesty, flexibility, exceptional customer service and industry leading availability.

Commercial Kitchen

From the organisers of the award-winning Casual Dining and lunch!, Commercial Kitchen is the essential industry event for kitchen innovations. Commercial Kitchen showcases the most cutting edge foodservice equipment and kit to facilitate a diverse range of leading kitchens across the whole professional commercial kitchen spectrum.


Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer – a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of the industry. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. We are custodians of internationally renowned brands built over hundreds of years. Today these iconic brands are both the foundations of our business and the inspiration for us to achieve more.

Drink Sträva UK Ltd

Sträva is the UK’s first artisanal CBD-infused coffee range. Speciality grade coffee is hand-roasted and paired with full-spectrum hemp oil to provide a top quality drink with all the benefits of CBD.

Unlike other CBD-infused beverages. Sträva does not compromise on the taste, texture or quality of your cup of coffee. No poor mouthfeel or impaired flavours – just a consistently great drink every time.

The CBD market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK – with coffee and CBD making a perfect pairing – and proving to be a popular choice with consumers.


FENTIMANS have been making the finest quality, natural drinks since 1905.  Their award-winning beverages are hand crafted, using the finest ingredients from all around the world. To create a superior taste unlike other carbonated drinks, Fentimans make their drinks using the time-honoured botanical brewing technique. This traditional process takes a full 7 days from start to finish. As well as a solid range of soft drinks, they also produce a broad range of mixers that are an ideal match for a variety of premium spirits. Fentimans continues to be a firm favourite with young and old alike.


Fourth provides end-to-end, best-in-class technology and services for the restaurant and hospitality industries. Their inventory and workforce management solutions, coupled with the industry’s most complete data and analytics suite, give operators the actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance. Since its merger with US-based HotSchedules, Fourth serves more than 7,000 customers across 120,000 locations globally.

Just Eat

Just Eat operate a leading global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery, providing customers with an easy and secure way to order and pay for food from our Restaurant Partners.

London Design Fair

Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 28,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.

Mademoiselle Desserts UK

Mademoiselle Desserts UK is a group of UK based bakeries dedicated to producing delicious desserts, cakes and puddings.  We have over two hundred years of experience baking delicious products between our three UK sites.

Our British bakeries are part of the rapidly expanding Mademoiselle Desserts group, a sweet bakery manufacturer with 12 sites across Europe.  Our French roots date back to 1984. Since then, our group has built a reputation for leading NPD and on maintaining the highest standards for our products and people.  The Casual Dining sector is a key part of our business and our focus on future consumer needs means we are best placed to deliver innovation for our key Casual Dining partners.


With a history dating back to 1783, Schweppes is a much-loved brand that’s instantly recognisable to consumers and is a strong choice for operators looking to maximise on the growing popularity of mixers. In 2020, Schweppes will receive a huge multi-million pound investment which will see Schweppes 1783 move to Schweppes Signature Collection and a brand new consumer marketing campaign. Schweppes Signature collection, which includes Crisp Tonic, Golden Ginger Ale and Quenching Cucumber, combines the effervescence that Schweppes is famous for but with subtle natural flavours and sweeteners which complement and elevate premium spirits.

SureFoot Solutions Ltd

SureFoot Solutions is a Food and Health & Safety consultancy serving the hospitality sector. The Directors at SureFoot all began their life in the hospitality industry. We’d experienced first-hand the usual level of service offered by safety consultants and knew it could be so much better. So, in 2006, we set about building a new kind of consultancy – one that really understood business as well as safety and the importance of developing relationships based on honesty and trust, not tick-boxes and pointless paperwork.


The service industry is facing massive disruption and only the efficient will survive.

Trail is a simple, smart checklist for service operations. It’s designed to guide teams through their day with repeat processes and automated integrations, delivering actions from finance through to compliance. Helping every site hit the same high standard, and driving profitability with everyday efficiency.

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Eva Ellis
Event Manager

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Tel: +44 (0)1273 645167