Bidfood to gift Christmas to hospitality workers

Bidfood’s Christmas Gift campaign will see a handful of hospitality workers gifted Christmas Day back.

According to the Trade Union Congress (TUC), there are around 42,000 chefs, 22,000 kitchen assistants, 15,000 waiting staff and 13,000 bar staff working in hotels, pubs and restaurants on Christmas Day.

Bidfood’s campaign aims to celebrate these individuals who work on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Britain by gifting them a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings from Bidfood in January, once the busy period has passed.

Bidfood is calling on its customers to nominate those who go the extra mile to make the festive period special for thousands of others.

Winners will be chosen via a panel of judges including Bidfood’s group sales and marketing director, Andy Kemp; Anne Pierce, chief executive at Springboard; Peter Hancock, chief executive at Pride of Britain Hotels; Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive at the British Hospitality Association; and Andy Jones, chair of the Public Sector 100 Group.

Six winners will be revealed on 1st December across six categories, and each will receive a Virgin Experience Day voucher. Categories include: hospitals; care homes; restaurants; pubs and pub restaurants; hotels; and others such as schools, universities, QSR and B&I.

Bidfood’s Andy Kemp says: “We know our industry works hard to make Christmas special for everyone in the UK, with thousands giving up family time in the lead up, and often on Christmas Day itself. We want to hear about some of the standout individuals in our industry and thank them for their contribution.”

Entries are open from Monday 16 October to midnight on Friday 10 November and can be made online at

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