The Caterer

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The Caterer (formerly Caterer and Hotelkeeper)
Editor Amanda Afiya
Categories Catering
Frequency Weekly
Year founded 1878
Company Travel Weekly Group
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language British English
ISSN 0008-7777

The Caterer is a weekly UK business magazine for hospitality professionals.

The publication covers all areas of the hospitality industry (including restaurants, hotels, foodservice, pubs and bars) providing news, analysis and features about senior industry professionals, businesses and trends. It also includes monthly reviews of the latest hospitality products, from kitchen equipment to food and beverages.

History and profile[edit]

Caterer and Hotelkeeper (now The Caterer), first issued in 1878, was published by Reed Business Information until 2012, when it was bought by Travel Weekly Group owner Clive Jacobs.[1]

It employs about 30 staff and is based in Victoria, London, UK. It is published by the Travel Weekly Group. As of 2 July 2014, the editor is Amanda Afiya.

On 2 July 2014, Caterer and Hotelkeeper rebranded as The Caterer. Its coverage of the industry stayed the same but the name was changed and the website rebranded to adapt to the growing digital age. Former editor Mark Lewis was promoted to publisher, and former managing editor Amanda Afiya was promoted to editor.

Events and awards[edit]

The Caterer runs several events each year, including:

  • The Catey Awards, which launched in 1984. The Cateys have in the past honoured industry personalities including Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux, Michel Roux, Marco Pierre White and Heston Blumenthal. The awards highlight those in the industry doing the best in their field, and are judged by a host of senior professionals. New awards for 2014 included Best Employer, Wine and Spirit Ambassador and International Outstanding Achievement, the latter of which was first won by Nobu Matsuhisa.

The Caterer has also just launched the Product Excellence Awards, to showcase innovation within food, drink and equipment.

Other awards events include:

  • The Hotel Cateys
  • The Foodservice Cateys
  • The Acorn Awards
  • The Hotelier of the Year Award

The Caterer Top 100[edit]

The Caterer Top 100 is a list of the 100 most influential people in the hospitality industry. The list is compiled by industry experts who rank candidates on criteria including direct power, success, innovation, future potential and their wider influence across the industry. For example, in July 2010 Jamie Oliver was voted the most influential person in the industry.

The Caterer Directory[edit]

The directory contains details of more than 7,000 suppliers of products and services to the UK catering and hospitality industry. It is published annually in December and is available in print and online at


  1. ^ "Caterer and Hotelkeeper sold to owner of Travel Weekly Group". Press Gazette. London. 17 October 2012. 

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