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14th March 2023

U Dine Awards confirm chef Simon Rimmer as host

Written by: Edward Waddell
The U Dine Awards, which were created to recognise excellence in university hospitality, has revealed that their awards ceremony will be hosted by chef Simon Rimmer.

Simon is the chef and co-presenter of Sunday Brunch, the Sunday morning show waking up the nation with a mix of chat, current affairs and food. He is also the chef/owner of 14 restaurants in the northwest of England and one in Dubai.  

Andy Daniels from the U Dine Awards organising team commented: “Simon continues to cook in his restaurants every week, which he enjoys immensely and this keeps him in touch with the culinary trends of the moment.”

The U Dine Awards and Conference take place on 20th June at Nottingham Venues at the University of Nottingham. The closing date for entries is Thursday 6th April.

The category winners will embark on a study tour to Barcelona in September. For all the details visit