The Crumbs Project Celebrates Win at the Cateys

The Crumbs Project is celebrating a significant achievement as its Chair, Professor Peter A. Jones MBE, was honoured with the Education and Training award at the prestigious Hospitality industry Cateys awards 2024. This accolade recognises Peter’s unwavering passion and dedication to enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities, neurodivergences, or mental health conditions through specialised Hospitality-based training and development programmes.

Professor Peter. A. Jones in the training kitchen at The Crumbs Project with two trainees

The Cateys Education and Training Award is bestowed upon individuals who have exhibited innovative approaches to continuous learning, particularly catering to the needs of the UK’s Hospitality industry. The judges praised Peter’s steadfast commitment to education and learning, marking him as a deserving recipient of this year’s award.

Professor Peter. A. Jones, MBE, Chair of The Crumbs Project

Throughout his career, Peter has shown immense enthusiasm for the industry. From his role as the Chair of the professional review panel at the Institute of Hospitality to his leadership at The Crumbs Project—a charity focused on providing Hospitality education and training to disadvantaged adults—his contributions have been monumental.

Angela Maher, Chief Executive of The Savoy Educational Trust, accepted the award on Peter’s behalf during the Cateys gala event held at the W Marriott Grosvenor House London on July 2, 2024.

Receiving the award at The Crumbs Project’s training centre in Bournemouth, Peter expressed his pride in the organization’s work and its mission to uplift disadvantaged adults.

He stated,

The education and training awards are a profound honour that encapsulates my lifelong passion for Hospitality education. This recognition not only celebrates past achievements but also fuels my enthusiasm for the industry’s future. It reinforces my commitment to opening doors for those whose start in life is less fortunate than many, by helping them to build fulfilling careers and to live independently.

I’m deeply grateful for this acknowledgement and see it as a powerful platform to further amplify the vital work of The Crumbs Project, ensuring that the transformative power of education and training reaches those who need it most.”

Professor Peter. A. Jones, MBE

Peter’s dedication was celebrated by the award’s distinguished panel of judges. David McKown remarked, “Peter is a giant of the education sector. His commitment to developing materials, publications, and a voice for the sector makes him a worthy winner.” Cyrus Todiwala added, “An individual who has dedicated his life towards education and training with inexhaustible energy.”

The Crumbs Project delivers Catering and Hospitality education through five specialised training programmes endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality: Foundation, Food Production & Service, Housekeeping, Administration, and Digital Skills. These programmes are conducted in practical and immersive settings at the charity’s training centre in Bournemouth, including a training kitchen, bakery, laundry, garden, and dining areas, supplemented with dedicated digital skills training and e-learning via a digital suite and online campus.

The charity continuously seeks to expand its connections within the Hospitality industry to further its mission and transform the lives of disadvantaged individuals. To learn more about The Crumbs Project and how you can support its initiatives, visit or email the team at

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