Last night saw the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards celebrate the best that’s available in the county’s food and drink scene. We were down there supporting the awards and were the media sponsor for the Tearoom/Cafe of the Year award.
The winners are:
F&B Achiever of the Year, Sponsored by Howes Percival: Winner: Nicky Dorwood Limes Farm Ltd and School Meals Ltd, Farthinghoe. Runner Up: Naz Islam – Saffron, Northampton
Healthy Eating Workplace of the Year, Sponsored by C Butt Ltd: Winner: Travis Perkins. Runner Up: John Lewis
Farming Innovation Award, Sponsored by Warner Edwards: Winner: Courteenhall Farms. Runner Up: Waterloo Cottage Farm
Independent Cafe/Tea Room of the Year, Sponsored by Pidy UK: Winner: The Water Mill Tearooms. Runner Up: Pastures Poultry Farm Shop & Cafe
Community Pub of the Year award, Sponsored by Carlsberg UK: Winner: Barratts Club. Runner Up: Red Lion Thornby
Local Food Hero of the Year, Sponsored by Weetabix: Winner: Dean Hoddle. Runner Up: Chris Twwell and Green Acres Rural Enterprise
Young Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Booker Wholesale: Winner: Artus Dezerins – Hopping Hare. Runner Up: Emily Foster – Fawsley Hall
World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year, Sponsored by British Pepper and Spice: Winner: Voujon Long Buckby. Runner Up: O’Ren Pho
Food Pub of the Year, Sponsored by Booker Wholesale: Winner: The White Horse -Kings Sutton. Runner Up: The Red Lion, East Haddon.
Restaurant of the Year, Sponsored by Whitco: Winner: The Palmichael – Burton Latimer. Runner Up: Murray’s Restaurant – Whittlebury Hall
Great Service Award, Sponsored by Northampton College: Winner: Red Lion, Culworth. Runner Up: The Tollemarche Arms – Harrington
Chef of the Year, Sponsored by Dawn Farms: Winner: Harvey Lockwood – Whittlebury Hall. Runner Up: Grant Wentzel – Hopping Hare.
Artisan Local Drink of the Year, Sponsored by Sophies Cookery: Winner: Gun Dog Ales Lord Barker. Runner Up: Hardwick Elderflower Cordial
New Local Drink of the Year: Winner: Towcester Mill Brewery Rubio. Runner Up: Hoppy Family Brew Xtra Strong Ale and Phipps NBC Ales – Opal Gin
Artisan Local Savoury Product of the Year, Sponsored by Heygates Flour: Winner: Pastures Poultry Free Range chicken, sage and onion sausage roll. Runner Up: Waterloo Cottage Farm free range smoked back bacon
Artisan Sweet Product of the Year: Winner: Ganders Goat Apple & Blackberry Ripple Ice Cream. Runner Up: Friars Farm Gin & Orange Marmalade. Highly Commended: What’s Poppin Corn Mango and Caramel Popcorn.
Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product of the Year, Sponsored by DBC Wholefoods: Winner: Most Marvellous Baking – The Squire Pie, Potato, Cheese, Spinach and Onion. Runner Up: Connie Tea Parlour Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich
Rising Stars , One to Watch – Sponsored by Whitworth Bro’s LTD: Winner: Boot Town Brewery. Runner Up: Tea Lab Company
The event was a huge success that highlighted the amazing talent, winners and food outlets in Northamptonshire county. The Mallows Company, who have run the event for the last ten years, have been highly successful in providing an award that is on everyone’s radar. Congratulations to everyone involved and the winners!