April 3, 2017

Leading buyers and suppliers of onboard catering and services gathered at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg this April 3 as the winners of the 2017 Onboard Hospitality Awards were announced.

In a hotly contested process organised by Onboard Hospitality magazine, the 2017 award winners each received a silver salver celebrating their success across ten onboard categories. In addition, a Ones to Watch category recognised six products not yet onboard but chosen for their onboard potential.

The finalists were chosen by Onboard Hospitality’s readers – the buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – through an online vote, with the ultimate winners then chosen by a panel of independent industry experts.

Onboard Hospitality Editor, Julie Baxter, said: “The response to our awards has been inspiring. Over 1,000 readers cast over 13,000 votes through our online poll to identify our finalists and then our knowledgeable and highly-respected judges made the final selection. Many congratulations to all of our winners and finalists who were chosen from an impressive line up of entrants.”

Read the full results here.

View photos from the awards night here.

Lifetime Achievement Award

April 3, 2017

In recognition of the fact that there are some great people behind the products and services in the onboard hospitality industry, Onboard Hospitality also presented its annual Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising the much-respected Antony Edwards.

During almost 30 years working with Cathay Pacific as the regional catering manager Europe and Middle East, Antony’s name became synonymous with quality control. His professionalism and thorough knowledge of his field made him a well-recognised and highly respected name in the catering industry, often asked for advice.

Antony saw the expansion of Cathay Pacific into a true global airline and has been in high demand as an industry expert on numerous panels and forums since. His diplomatic skills always allowed him to tackle sensitive and ad-hoc situations smoothly.

Known as an ‘excellent professional and a true gentleman’, he also worked for the iconic American carrier Trans World Airlines [TWA], based at London Heathrow and covering Europe and the Middle East, as well as for Australian carrier Qantas.

Who’s judging?

Our readers. Onboard Hospitality is read by over 14,400+ international buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – all experts in their field. Online voting will allow them to select the awards finalists.

If your product or service wins their recognition it will then be put to a panel of experts who will make the final decision of the winners in each category.

Entries will enjoy huge exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine.

Finalists will be invited to attend a free awards presentation in Hamburg to hear who has won and why.

Read more about who will be judging the awards