Fab Awards 2022: Autogrill Group tops the list for number of awards received

For the second year running, a collection of successes, with 9 prestigious accolades.

This year too welcomed the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards, one of the foodservice sector’s most important events, acclaiming airport food & beverage operators of particular excellence and quality. Like last year, the 2022 edition was virtual, taking place on 12 and 13 September, and saw the Group play a leading role in the debates, discussions and seminars that have always characterized the way forward in this industry.

Created and organized by The Moodie Davitt Report, the Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards is the only event in the sector dedicated to the airport food & beverage business. Since its launch in 2011, it has enjoyed exponential growth and become the main global convention in a sector in continual evolution and an engine of change for the challenges of the future.

This year’s theme: People, Partnership, Progress, Planet

Last year it was only right to stress not so much foodservice for its own sake but the resilience of the people doing it, as they’d showed admirable spirit of sacrifice and love their work to keep the quality of service high despite the pandemic.

This year, with the worst of the pandemic emergency behind us, it was possible to enjoy a sigh of relief, albeit with a wary eye on the challenges ahead. New challenges demanding progress above all in terms of sustainability, as also reflected in the current international agenda.

So Autogrill was particularly well prepared for this major event, given the Group’s ongoing commitment to a vision of sustainability based on its three strategic pillars of People, Food Experiences and Planet.

Visit the Make it Happen page and discover the milestones in Autogrill’s journey towards Sustainability, leading this year to its joining of the United Nations’ Global Compact.

And the winner is...

Given our record, it was no surprise that the nine awards garnered were spread across the following two categories: the FAB Superstars Awards, introduced last year to acclaim the thousands of heroes and heroines working every day with passion and reliability both up front and behind the scenes, and the FAB ESG AWARDS, this year featuring for the first time, acclaiming both people and initiatives that have had a positive impact in the environmental and social governance (ESG) area.

Once again, the haul of accolades highlighted the Group’s internationalism, with award-winning teams and projects from a conspicuous variety of countries.

Yet another demonstration of why Autorgill is “recognized as the world’s best provider of foodservice for travellers in terms of reliability and focus on the customer”.

Winners in the FAB SUPERSTAR AWARDS category

Star Team Asia Pacific -Back of House: Cairns Airport Operations Team, HMSHost International

Star Team Europe - Back of House: Eataly Team, Autogrill, Rome Fiumicino Airport

Star Individual Americas- Back of House: Brad Maher, Executive Director of Operations, HMSHost North America, Chicago O’Hare

Star Individual Asia Pacific -Back of House: Nguyen Cong Khoa, Purchasing Officer, HMSHost International, Da Nang International Airport

Star Individual Europe -Back of House: Andy Goss, Food & Beverage Manager, HMSHost, UK

Star Innovation Europe -Front of House: Human Resources Italy, Autogrill ‘Work with the Army

Winners in the FAB ESG AWARDS category

Champion of Cultural Change:  Bastiaan van Asten, Senior Vice President Commercial, HMSHost International

Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship: Winner: ‘Make It Happen’ Strategy, Autogrill

Best Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace: Wellbeing Podcast Series, HMSHost International


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Bistrot Milano Duomo awarded at Brand Identity GrandPrix 2016
HMSHost International awarded at the Commercial Partner Awards at Belfast City Airport.
Bistrot awarded at CNCC Retailer Awards
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The Gorgeous kitchen elected the best airport restaurant in the world by The Daily Meal
Autogrill awarded as “Company of the Year for Sustainability” in London at the IAIR Sustainability Awards 2015.
HMSHost won two awards at the 2015 Pinnacle Awards in Bangalore International Airport
Autogrill is among the nominees for EMAS Awards 2015
HMSHost international awarded at the Schipol Consumer Awards 2015
Puro Gusto, Tentazioni and Motta at Linate airport awarded as Mistery Shop 2014
Natura award 2015 for Villoresi Est
The Bar Motta in Piazza Duomo received the prestigious award of "Historical Store"
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Autogrill Villoresi Est acclaimed by Accenture and Gruppo 24 ORE at the Innov@Retail Awards
HMSHost awarded at the Schipol Consumer Awards 2014
Autogrill wins the Oscar di Bilancio 2013 in the “Listed companies and large enterprises”
Villoresi Est reachs LEED-Gold certification
The new travel plaza Villoresi Est received the Design For all mark DfA-Quality
The Moodie digital awards 2012
Autogrill has received a DfA-Start mark for its eco-sustainable point of sale at Mensa di Ravenna
Transatlantic Award
Uk-Italy Business Awards - Investor of the year
M&A Award
NIAF- U.S./Italy Friendship Award
H&H Webranking 2007 Italia Top 80