DeliciouslyYorkshire crowns county’s culinary champions

Chicken, chorizo and the great Yorkshire cream tea were among the foods celebrated at a glittering Deliciouslyorkshire Awards, which saw 20 businesses across North, South, East and West Yorkshire scoop prizes for their delicious foods and drinks.

It was a bumper night for family bakers Lottie Shaw’s, Halifax, which was awarded title of Best Bakery and Supreme Product for its Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin alongside Swillington Organic, Leeds, which won Best Fresh Product and Best Fresh Meat for its free range organic chicken.

Newcomers Jollyum, Bedale, and Nibnibs from Ripon scooped awards too – Jollyum gaining Best New Product for its soya dessert range, and baked snack company Nibnibs presented with the ‘Best New Business’ title.

The ceremony, which included a dazzling drinks reception, canapés and a sumptuous banquet that featured many of the shortlisted foods – including Smoked Trout & Horseradish on Dill Scones from Best Fish winner Staal Smokehouse; Yorkshire Salami bruschetta from Best Prepared Meat winners The British Premium Sausage Company; and ice-cream from Best Dairy Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream – was guest hosted by seasoned food award judge and BBC broadcaster Nigel Barden, who brought his wealth of foodie expertise to the event.

Nigel said:

“We’re always amazed by the hidden gems lurking on the dining tables and in the delis of Yorkshire.

“Tonight was our chance to honour these food heroes for their hard work and talent and get their name out there. They thoroughly deserve these tasty trophies.”

Cath Clelland, chair of directors at Deliciouslyorkshire finished the evening by giving everyone a sneak peek into the future of the Deliciouslyorkshire brand.

She said:

“Deliciouslyorkshire is now able to grant a licence to distributors to provide market access for Yorkshire producers and growers in return for using the Deliciouslyorkshire brand and all it conveys – quality of product, service, provenance – and all things great about Yorkshire.

“The products will be sold under the Deliciouslyorkshire label, but will actually be from our members.

“Our first license is with Ibbotson’s and we’re excited to tell you that within a month you will see the Deliciouslyorkshire brand in use in various supermarkets across the region on a range of Yorkshire grown vegetables.”

DeliciouslyYorshire winners

Winners in full:

Product Categories  

Best Bakery – Sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University:

Lottie Shaw’s (Elland) – Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin

Best Fresh Produce – Sponsored by The Farm Shop and Deli Show

Swillington Organic (Leeds) – Organic Garden Share

Best Fresh Meat –Sponsored by Eblex

Swillington Organic (Leeds) – Free Range Organic Chicken

Best Prepared Meat – GW Price

British Premium Sausage Company (Bradford) – Yorkshire Chorizo

Best Fish – Sponsored by National Skills Academy for Food and Drink

Staal Smokehouse (East Yorkshire) – Hot Smoked Trout

Best Drink – Sponsored by 20:20 Perfect Vision

Sloe Motion (York) – Sloe Whiskey

Best Savoury Condiment

Womersley (Leeds) – Raspberry and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Best Sweet Preserve –

Mercers of Yorkshire (York) – Blackcurrant Conserve

Best Confectionery – Sponsored by National Skills Academy for Food and Drink

Sciolti Chocolates (Brigg) – Sea Buckthorn Truffle

Best Dairy – Sponsored by Askham Bryan College

Yummy Yorkshire (Huddersfield) – Toffee and Cherry Ice cream

Best Ready to Eat – Sponsored by Visit York

Yorkshire Crisps (Sheffield) – Sweet Cured Ham and Pickle Crisps

Best New Product – Sponsored by Hider Foods

Jollyum (Bedale) – Dairy Free Frozen Dessert Range

York Food and Drink Festival Consumer Choice Award:

Bakery Category – Bluebell Bakery – Brownies

Drink Category – Sloe Motion –  Sloe Whiskey

Dairy Category – Yorvale – Chocolate Orange Ice Cream

Business Categories

Best New Business – Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank

Nibnibs (Ripon)

Local Food Hero – Sponsored by M4UK

Andrew Voakes, Voakes Pies (York)

Best Yorkshire Breakfast – Sponsored by HGCA

Lovesome Hill Farm (Northallerton)

Best Use of Local Produce on a Hotel or Restaurant menu

Silversmiths (Sheffield)

Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea – Sponsored by The Yorkshire Post

The Spiced Pear Hepworth (Holmfirth)

Best Independent Retailer – Sponsored by the Local Enterprise Partnership, North Yorkshire

Drewton’s (East Yorkshire)

Best Wholesaler/Distributor

GW Price (Sheffield)

Supreme Product – Sponsored by Proudfoots Supermarket

Lottie Shaw’s Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin (Elland)

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