The winners of the new Beverley Food Festival and East Yorkshire Local Food Network Awards were announced at a networking supper at Beverley Tickton Grange where more than 180 guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and networking.
The awards initiative is a collaboration between Beverley Town Council, East Riding Council and East Yorkshire Local Food Network and has been organised by Helen Watson, Rob Farnsworth, Ed Sweeting and Mark Farnsworth.
There were a record 140 nominations - 100 more than for the Network awards last year.
“We were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the awards nominations, but the unprecedented number of guests at the supper was testament to the strength of the network.” said Helen Watson, Town Clerk at Beverley Town Council.
The evening was compered by Kate Sweeting from the BBC and Phil White from BBC Radio Humberside and the hand made awards were presented by The Mayor of Beverley and The Chair of the Town Council.
The winners were:
Best Sausage – Three Little Pigs, Kiplingcotes
Best Meat Product - William’s Farm Kitchen, Hornsea
Best Fish product – Staal Smokehouse, Highly Commended and winner, What a Catch, Bridlington
Best Non-alcoholic drink – Side Oven Bakery, Foston on the Wolds
Best Alcoholic drink – Raisthorpe Manor, Highly Commended and winner, Grange Range of Liqueurs, Skirlaugh
Best savoury baked product – TC Patisserie, Beverley
Best sweet baked product – TC Patisserie, Beverley
Best condiment - Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Staal Smokehouse (for their oak smoked rapeseed oil), Thixendale and Long Riston
Best bread or morning good – Saints and Sinners, Beverley
Best Jam or preserve – Derwent Preserves, Driffield
Best Pickle or Chutney – Bracken Hill Fine Foods, Elvington
Best dairy product – St Quintin’s Creamery, Harpham
Best confectionery product – Patrick’s Macaroons, Highly Commended and winner, Shepcote, Driffield
Best Retailer of Local Produce – Vanessa’s Deli and Café, Beverley
Best Food and Drink Event – Cottingham Food Festival
Best Local Menu – Pubs & Restaurants – Railway Inn, New Ellergy, Highly Commended and winner, The Dining Room, Driffield
Best Local Menu – Café & Tearoom – Vanessa’s Deli and Café, Beverley
Best Local Menu – Accommodation Providers – Wolds Village, Bainton
Local Food Hero – Helen Watson
The product categories were judged by local food heroes including James Mackenzie from the Pipe and Glass and David Nowell from Beverley Tickton Grange.
The Awards Ceremony is sponsored by York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, Driffield Agricultural Society and Holderness Coast FLAG, to whom the Network are grateful for their support.