HMSHost Gets Top Awards

AMSTERDAM —HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining, celebrates the Moodie Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards’ honours for the company’s restaurant development program. HMSHost received awards for Best Food & Beverage Concession Programme at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Best Fast Food / Quick Service Restaurant for Tortas Frontera at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The FAB event was held Thursday, June 21st in Amsterdam at the Okura Hotel Amsterdam.


The Moodie FAB Conference and Awards, hosted annually by The Moodie Report and its sister title The Foodie Report, seeks to promote excellence in the consumer offering.
The recognition demonstrates HMSHost’s strong industry leadership, outstanding customer service and innovation in travel dining. Walter Seib, CEO Host of Holland, Food & Beverage Northern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific said, ?We are delighted with the recognition of the quality of our food and beverage offerings by the leading minds in our industry. We share these honours proudly with our airport partners, with whom we remain dedicated to further innovating and enriching the travel experience to make the traveller’s day better.

?It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for our accomplishments as a company and to win these distinguished FAB awards,? said Tom Fricke, President & CEO, HMSHost.
A panel of three food and beverage industry experts selected the award winners from nearly 170 entries spanning airports on every continent. The panel included David King, industry veteran and Founder of the David King Partnership; Martin Moodie, Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report, and Patricia Ryan, US Bureau Chief for The Foodie Report.


About HMSHost


HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.8 billion in 2011, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,800 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.


HMSHost Europe operates restaurants at top airports including: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Belfast City, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, London Heathrow, Manchester, Shannon, Stansted, Stockholm and more.