Bumper turn out for local food awards

The winners of the second Beverley Food Festival and East Yorkshire Local Food Network Awards were announced this week at a networking supper at Beverley Tickton Grange that was attended by 200 guests.

The awards initiative is a collaboration between Beverley Town Council, East Riding Council and East Yorkshire Local Food Network and was organised by Jessica Sellers, Helen Watson, Julian Wild, Rob Farnsworth and Ed Sweeting.

“We were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the awards nominations and the unprecedented number of guests at the supper is testimony to the strength of the network.” said Mark Farnsworth, vice chair of the East Yorkshire Local Food Network.

The evening was compered by Phil White from BBC Radio Humberside, and the wooden awards made from local wood were presented by the award sponsors.

The complete list of winners are:

Best Sausage, sponsored by Lloyds Banking – Vanessa’s

Best Meat Product, sponsored by Driffield Agricultural Society – Yorkshire Ducks & Geese

Best Fish Product, sponsored by Roach Bros – Staal Smokehouse

Best Non-alcoholic Drink, sponsored by Brown & Co – Side Oven Bakery

Best Alcoholic Drink, sponsored by Williams Farm Kitchen – Great Newsome Brewery

Best Savoury Baked Product, sponsored by Ulrick & Short – Vanessa’s

Best Sweet Baked Product, sponsored by three60 marketing and pr – Saints & Sinners

Best Condiment, sponsored by AAK – Field & Forage

Best Bread or Morning Good, sponsored by Riva Foods – Fields of Anlaby

Best Jam or Preserve, sponsored by Shepcote – Hull College

Best Pickle of Chutney, sponsored by Needlers – Field & Forage

Best Dairy Product, sponsored by St Helens Farm – Lymbank

Best Confectionary Product, sponsored by Hider Foods – Patricks Macarons

Best Retailers of local produce, sponsored by Jelf Insurance Partnership -Drewtons

Best Food & Drink Event, sponsored by Baker Tilly – Beverley Food Festival

Best Local Menu – Pubs & Restaurant, sponsored by Turner price – The Star @ Sancton

Best Local Menu – Cafe & Tearoom, sponsored by Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce – Wolds Village, Bainton

Best Local Menu – Accommodation Provider, sponsored by Sewell on the Go – Wolds Village, Bainton

Local Food Hero, sponsored by Rollits – Ben Cox, The Star @ Sancton

The product categories were judged by local food heroes including David Nowell from Beverley Tickton Grange.

The evening was sponsored by Needlers PPE and Jackson’s Yorkshire’s Champion Bread and the category sponsors above, to whom the Network are grateful for their considerable support.

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Winners of the 2015 Beverley Food Festival and East Yorkshire Local Food Network Awards

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