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.
“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.
“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.”
Winners in full:
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
Best New Business – Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank
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
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)
GW Price (Sheffield)
Supreme Product – Sponsored by Proudfoots Supermarket
Lottie Shaw’s Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin (Elland)