In pictures: Event Awards 2013 catering judging day

Judges met at the Blue Fin Building on 4-5 September with empty stomachs, ready to judge the catering Event Award 2013. Here's a taste of what the chefs dished up.

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Five new names made it onto the catering shortlist for 2013. Absolute Taste, Ampersand, Purple Grape, Richmond and Smart Hospitality pulled out all the stops to impress the judges.

Entrants were asked to meet the same briefs, created by Event, for two different events, plus one showcase of their own that summed up their company’s ability and ethos.

On the judging panel were Chris Wareham, managing director of Mash Marketing; Charley Taylor-Smith, head of hospitality events at the National Theatre; Petra Bones, head of Banqueting House; Lynden Bugler, event manager for British Airways; Helen Horton, awards director at Haymarket Events; and Jo Plinston, events manager at Haymarket Events.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the judging days coming this week on Event TV.

To find out who has won you'll need to be at the Event Awards 2013 ceremony, taking place on Friday 4 October at the Roundhouse in Camden. You can buy tickets here.

To get all the latest updates on the awards follow @EventAwards.

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