We won VENUE OF THE YEAR at the Independent Business Awards Kent on 29th September! James Wildish (Business Colleague), Rosalind Roberts (Head Chef) and Richard Manktelow (Operations Manager) proudly accepted the distinction at the Awards Ceremony.
It was a fantastic fun night hosted by Hilary Steel. We were surrounded by many incredible local businesses and it was a pleasure to meet some of them.
In a quote James Wildish, described Cafe 1809’s appeal.
Dame Kelly’s vision was to bring a community hub to her village of Hildenborough. She wanted to bring all types of people together, mums, business people, runners and cyclists – we are bombarded with them at the weekend which is brilliant. It’s been quite a journey. I believe the secret behind it’s success is the staff under operations manager Richard Manktelow and head chef Rosalind Roberts. The team are incredible, they always give the customers a warm friendly welcome, and that’s really important. You don’t want to be ignored.