Food Awards Archive

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival

Marmalade makers across the globe are invited to submit entries for The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival that will take place in March (19th & 20th) at Dalemain, Penrith. Now in its 11th year and attracting over 2700 entries, the Awards & Festival, sponsored by Mackays, Fortnum&Mason and Paddington, have raised nearly £200,000 for

Market Force Intelligence Reports Prêt à Manger Tops Polls as Quality Food Outlet

Market Force Intelligence Report Reveals Strong Competition for Consumer Loyalty amongst Nandos, Frankie and Benny’s, Bella Italia and Pizza Express. A national survey by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, has found that on average consumers frequent a fast-service restaurant at least twice a month. But with an average of one

Great British Bake Off Winner Frances Quinn’s new recipe for the California Prunes Board

Current Great British Bake Off Queen Frances Quinn produces another brand new recipe for the California Prune Board in time for Biscuit Week The BBC’s most recent Great British Bake Off Winner Frances Quinn has created her second exclusive new recipe for the California Prune Board, encompassing her signature flare for imaginative and attractive bakes.

10th Anniversary of the Stone Food Drink Festival

The Stone Food & Drink Festival is once again taking place on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th over the long weekend. This will be the 10th year for the Staffordshire festival and will bring together the top cooking talents and best of local produce. The Taste of Staffordshire has plenty of events and attracts more

You can now get your nomination in for the 2013 Scottish Curry Awards

Once again, the Scottish Curry Award are aiming to showcase the best curries that Scotland has to offer and the sixth annual event is to be held at Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel in Monday 10th June. The awards, which have gone from strength to strength since their inaugural event in 2008, are set to be another

Top chippy in Yorkshire and the North East shares a few trade secrets

The Quayside in Whitby, voted as the top fish and chip shop in Yorkshire and the North East, is letting fans of chips into the secret of creating the perfect chip and to mark national Chip Week they are offering top tips on ho to create the perfect hand cut chunk at home. The Quayside,

Authentic Taste of Success UKs Best Curry Houses awards 2011

The Bangladeshi catering Association have recently said that their sixth annual awards will be taking place on 4 December, which is a Sunday. The awards are an opportunity for entrepreneurial spirit of theUKto be celebrated as curry houses compete for the award. Curry is one of the most popular dishes in theUKand 12 awards will

The Pipe and Glass a Michelin pub

In an East Yorkshire village lies a 17th-century inn which has just been voted as the best pub of the year by the Michelin guide to pubs 2012. The pub is called The Pipe and Glass and is near Beverley. The pub already boasts one Michelin star. Rebecca Byrne is the editor of the guide

Michelin Guide: Great Britain & Ireland 2012

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2012 is available in today bookshops, priced at £14.99 (€17.99 in Ireland). This is the first year that the Michelin guide has awarded a British pub two Michelin stars. This pub is located in Buckinghamshire and is called The Hand and Flowers. The pub was opened by husband and wife

2011 Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards Winners

Time Out has published the results of its 2011 Eating and Drinking Awards, detailing the best places to eat and drink in London.  The winners and nominess are as follows.   Best New Bar Winner: Worship Street Whistling Shop  (Victorian-themed basement bar, City) Nominees: Booking Office (Hotel bar, St Pancras Station);  Experimental Cocktail Club (speakeasy-style

Ribble beer wins at the Fine Food Awards

A Ribble Valley brewed beer was one of three winners at the Fine Food Awards this year for top Food North West Gold Heart. Brewed at Bashall Eaves, Admiral of the Blues, from the Bowland Beer Company, shared top spot with a Lancashire Hotpot Patsy by Lancashire Pasty in Blackburn and a Vegan Mud Pie

Highland & Islands Food & Drink Forum

The entries, for the Highland & Islands Food & Drink Forum, for businesses, organizations and individual must be submitted by July 4th, a Monday. The Awards celebrate achievement and excellence in the food & drink industry and are supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and organized by Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Forum. The

Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards

For the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards there is only two weeks more for young chefs to enter the category for 2011 Young Scottish Chef of the Year that looks for a chef able to create innovative and delicious dishes, can help the growing food and drink industry in Scotland and is passionate about

BBC Food Champion of the Year

Few of us can resist the aroma and taste of fresh-baked bread, and it seems only fitting that Richard Bertinet has once again received due recognition for his contribution to the art of baking.  On November 24, the French-born Bertinet was hailed as the BBC Food Champion of the Year at the 2010 BBC Food

Domino’s Pizza scoop prestigious PAPA Award

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery expert, has been crowned the country’s top pizza delivery chain by the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA). The prestigious PAPA awards recognise the industry’s leading takeaways, restaurants and suppliers. The Pizza Delivery Chain of the Year award recognises operators who are successfully driving the delivery and takeaway sector.

Snake Cake wins Gold in Cake International exhibition

Coventry based cake artist Laura Edwards won Gold for her Snake Cake, in the sculpted novelty cake category, at last weekend’s Cake International exhibition at the NEC. The cake (named Eric), which was made from vanilla madeira sponge, was sculpted into the shape of a corn snake.  This was the first major competition that Laura,

Cairnsmhor win Great Taste Awards for their biscuits

Cairnsmhor products, a range of hand baked biscuits, oatcakes and crackers, has won seven gold awards at the prestigious Great Taste Awards. These included four 2-star gold awards and three 1-star gold awards for products including their Haggis Flavour Oatcakes, Lemon Shorties and Wholegrain Mustard Crackers. The Great Taste Awards are considered the most important

2010 Great Value Wine and Trophy Awards – Cornish sparking wine success

The results of the 2010 Great Value Wine and Trophy Awards have been announced today. And there is some great news for England in the shape of Camel Valley Wines ( in Cornwall which has knocked France off its pedestal by scooping top prize, the Sparkling Rosé Trophy, beating other Gold medallists from Champagne and

Gerard Basset wins World Best Sommelier Competition

Gerard Basset MS, MW, one of the country’s best known Sommeliers and owner of Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire, has won the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) World’s Best Sommelier Competition, held in Chile from the 12th-15th April 2010. The competition attracted candidates from each of the ASI’s 51 member countries, and consisted of a

2010 FreeFrom Food Awards Shortlist

From sheep’s milk ice cream, gluten-free syrup sponge and free-from fusilli with amaranth to gluten-free fish fingers washed down with a gluten-free glass of beer, nearly 200 freefrom products have made it onto a very long ‘shortlist’ for the FreeFrom Food Awards 2010 – some indication of the spectacular growth seen in this sector of

Restaurant loses its Michelin star, 3 times

Losing one Michelin star can horrifying for a restaurant, losing two can be a straight out disaster, but now the Goose located in the Oxfordshire town of Britwell Salome now has to face how to deal with losing three. The staff at the former one Michelin star restaurant walked out after a dispute over the

Wedgwood restaurant Edinburgh voted best outside London

Edinburgh’s Wedgwood has been named the best new UK restaurant outside of London by Hardens in its 2010 restaurant guide. The winners were chosen after a survey that included around 8,000 diners. Hardens also reviews around 1,850 restaurants in all of Britain’s major cities before listing its top choices. Wedgwood is run by Paul Wedgwood