TUCO Innovation Awards - New Outlet/Concept

TUCO Innovation Awards - New Outlet/Concept

The TUCO Innovation Awards - New catering outlet initiative seeks to recognise and celebrate member institutions that have successfully designed, developed and launched a new catering outlet within their catering area which has delivered successful benefits to the business and institution.

With student expectations and tastes rapidly changing and often diverse, institutions are often under pressure to keep their product offer fresh and unique. TUCO members look top support this by designing and launching new concepts/product offers within new or refurbished catering outlets.

This award is for a member institution that has designed, developed and launched a new catering outlet within the past 18 months.

Entry for the 2016 competition is now closed, but why not come and support your colleagues by attending the competition?  Entry is free of charge, TUCO members click here to book your place and suppliers wishing to attend please click here.


Judging Criteria

Judges will use the following weighted criteria when assessing entries:

  • Evidence that the initiative had an overall positive impact on the catering business – 30 points
  • Creativity and  innovation were used in the deployment of  the new concept and key milestones achieved in the first 18 months – 25  points
  • Evidence of tools that measured the overall impact and outcomes of the initiative – 20 points
  • Overall positive impact on cost and profit to the operation – 15 points
  • Overall 'wow' factor of the initiative – 10 points


If you have any queries regarding your entry please contact the Competitions team on 0344 571 8208 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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