Nominations are now open for the 2020 Acorn Awards, which recognise 30 of the most exciting, up and coming hospitality stars under the age of 30.

Organised by The Caterer and now in their 34th year, the Acorn Awards have recognised and honoured many people who have gone on to become big names in the industry over the years, including chefs Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing and the late Gary Rhodes; founder of Soho House Nick Jones; and Tim Axe, commercial director, Benugo.

There are only three criteria to enter. If you are nominating someone for an Acorn Award, they must work in the hospitality industry; be under the age of 30 on 30 May 2020 and be available for the winners’ weekend, which will take place at South Lodge Hotel & Spa in Horsham, West Sussex on the 31 May and 1 June 2020.

After a series of team-building activities and an informal dinner on Sunday 31 May, a formal presentation lunch will take place on Monday 1 June 2020.

Entries close at 5:30pm on Friday 21 February, 2020.

Click here to nominate and for more information.