Mitchells & Butlers is celebrating after being named 'Foodservice Operator of the Year' at the British Turkey Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

The annual awards are now in their 20th year and recognised within the industry for showcasing the very best turkey products on the market today. Made up of 13 categories, including retail and foodservice sectors, entries celebrate the latest in innovation and convenience in both Christmas and all year round ranges.

The judging panel comprised Lee Maycock, chairman Craft Guild of Chefs; Sheila Eggleston, food and drink editor, Cost Sector Catering, and Tina Betts from consumer food magazine Heathy Food Guide, plus consumer Janet Joy, who won her place on the panel after entering a competition on

The award judges acknowledged the outstanding support Toby Carvery gives to the British turkey industry by promoting and selling turkey 52 weeks of the year, not just at Christmas.

Paul Kelly, chair of the British Turkey Federation, said: "I would like to extend my congratulations to all the foodservice and retail buyers, manufacturers and farmers who won an award. Everyone in the industry knows we have to continually evolve and up our game to be the very best, and these results demonstrate just that."