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Honours for local firms at Deliciouslyorkshire Awards
YORKSHIRE food and drink producers were celebrated at the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards last night in York.
Across 18 categories, 19 individual businesses were recognised, including St Helen’s Farm, of Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire, for its Goat’s Butter, which won the deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product award and the Best Dairy category.
The eighth annual awards ceremony, held in the National Railway Museum, also recognised Pickering’s Cedarbarn Farm Shop, whose Aberdeen Angus Stew with Wold Top Beer and Dumplings won Best Ready to Eat category; Ampleforth Abbey’s Ampleforth Abbey Beer won Best Drink and No 54 in Helmsley won the category for Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu in a B&B/Café.
More than 300 people attended the event, and tasted products and ingredients from a number of the shortlisted and winning companies.
The awards line-up also recognised for the first time three deliciouslyorkshire Brand Champions, who have been championing the cause of local food and drink in the region across different sectors.
These were won by Amanda Peberdy, of The Locally Sourced Food Co in Harrogate; Ashley McCarthy, of Ye Old Sun Inn in Tadcaster, and Robert Ramsden of Delifresh in Bradford. Deliciouslyorkshire chairman Cath Clelland said: “Every year our awards just get better and better.
“From the standard and quality of the entries to the celebration evening itself, the deliciouslyorkshire awards are a major showcase of the calibre, innovation and enterprise that exists throughout Yorkshire’s food and drink producers, retailers and distributors as well as our fantastic hospitality sector.”
Maxine Gordon, lifestyle editor of The Press, who was part of the judging panel, said: “It was fantastic to try all the great produce that comes out of this region.
“There are some outstanding producers in Yorkshire and the hardest part was picking the winners.”
And the winners are...
Sciolti Chocolates, Brigg, North East Lincolnshire – Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla
Best Fish and Seafish
taal Smokehouse, Long Riston, East Yorkshire – Hot Smoked Salmon
Best Ready To Eat
Cedarbarn Farmshop, Pickering – Aberdreen Angus Stew with Wold Top Beer and Dumplings
Ampleforth Abbey – Ampleforth Abbey Beer
Best Fresh Produce
Swillington Organic Farm, Leeds – Vegetable Box Best Dairy St Helen’s Farm, Seaton Ross, York – Goat’s Butter Best Sweet Preserve Black Sheep Brewery, Masham – Mashtun Marmalade
Best Savoury Condiment
Curry Cuisine Ltd, Dewsbury – Luxury Mango Chutney Best Meat British Premium Sausage Co Ltd, Bradford – Premium Breakfast Sausage
Best Wholesaler / Distributor
Back-up Training & Recruitment Ltd Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers – Castleford, West Yorkshire
Best Retailer of Local Products
Keelham Hall Farm Shop, Thornton, West Yorkshire
Best Use Of Local Produce on a Menu – B&B / Café
No 54, Helmsley
Best Use Of Local Produce on a Menu – Hotel / Restaurant Yorebridge House, North Yorkshire Dales
Gordon Rhodes, Bradford
Staal Smokehouse, Long Riston, East Yorkshire
deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product
St Helen`s Farm – Goat’s Butter – Seaton Ross, York, North Yorkshire
deliciouslyorkshire Brand Champions
Amanda Peberdy – The Locally Sourced Food Co – Harrogate, North Yorkshire Ashley McCarthy – Ye Old Sun Inn – Tadcaster, Robert Ramsden – Delifresh – Bradford, West Yorkshire