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Braintree care chef to be celebrated in star-studded national awards ceremony

24 Jan Braintree care chef to be celebrated in star-studded national awards ceremony

Grant Burton, Head Chef at The Hawthorns Braintree, has been announced as a finalist in Vegetarian for Life’s 2021 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian and Vegan Care Catering.

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Paul Tripney, General Manager said: “We are very proud Grant has made finalist for not one, but two awards. Grant is passionate about vegetarian cuisine and always ensures the food is nutritious, tasty and beautifully presented for the residents to enjoy”.

Now in their sixth year, the awards are a celebration of those going the extra mile for their vegetarian and vegan residents.

The finalists are:

Veggie Care Chef of The Year – shortlist to be announced by television and radio presenter, property expert, and writer, Jasmine Harman.


Ben Kerslake – Frome Nursing Home
Champa Mistry – Birchwood Grange Care Home
Grant Burton – The Hawthorns Braintree
Most Innovative Veggie Dish – shortlist to be announced by actress Roxy Shahidi, best known for playing Leyla Harding in ITV soap Emmerdale.


Gary McGurk, Primrose Bank Residential Care Home – Vegan Gluten-Free Nut Brownies
Grant Burton, The Hawthorns Braintree – Crispy Gnocchi with a Tomato and Basil Sauce
Tom Waters, Ashfields Care Home – Chickpea ‘Tuna’
Veggie Wholesaler Of The Year – shortlist to be announced by Scottish actor

Paul Higgins, whose TV work includes Line of Duty, Cold Call, Utopia, The Thick of It.


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The Beulah Charity Trust Special Recognition Award – to be announced by comedian, actor, writer and film producer Dave Spikey – perhaps best known for his stand-up comedy, and starring in the British comedy programme Phoenix Nights.

This year’s event will broadcast via Facebook and YouTube from 2pm on Wednesday 26 January, and will be hosted by popular MC, comedian and radio presenter, Matt Adlington.

“The awards have become a much-anticipated event, with the ceremony taking place in the House of Parliament in recent years,” says Amanda Woodvine, CEO of Vegetarian for Life.

“COVID-19 restrictions have made a physical event impossible, so this year’s ceremony will again be held virtually. We’re delighted that Matt Adlington will return to present the awards, along with some fantastic celebrity friends.”