Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2010/11 launched

The team behind the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards is delighted to announce that Carlsberg UK, the Northampton-based brewery company, is to sponsor the competition for the next two years.

The Awards, devised by Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited (NEL), are aimed at celebrating all that is great about the county's produce and drink, to recognise excellence within its dining venues and to reward those who work so hard within the culinary sector.

Carlsberg UK's CEO, Isaac Sheps, commented: "Carlsberg UK is delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2010/11. The local community is very important to Carlsberg UK and we are very proud to help celebrate all that is great about food and drink in Northamptonshire."

The news of the deal comes as other local major businesses have pledged their support for the Awards with the exciting result that the competition has expanded from last year's four categories to seven.

Those awards which were hotly-contested last year were:

And the additional categories for 2010/11 are:

  • Community Pub of the Year – Download Entry Form
    Sponsored by Carlsberg UK in conjunction with Northamptonshire Newspapers Ltd
  • Curry Chef of the Year – Download Entry Form
    Sponsored by British Pepper and Spice in conjunction with Northampton College
  • Local Food Hero of the Year – Download Entry Form
    Sponsored by CPRE Northants (Northamptonshire’s Campaign to Protect Rural England)

The Awards were launched at Holdenby House on Thursday 29th April. Guests, including last year’s winners and runners-up, judges and sponsors, were treated to a cookery demonstration of a Northamptonshire Brunch prepared exclusively of local produce from the meat to the mushrooms, the coffee to the honey. All this whipped up by Jeremy Medley Head Chef from Oundle Mill, the runner-up in the 'Restaurant of the Year' competition in 2009, and Adam Tindall, Head Chef at The Saracen’s Head at Little Brington.

For further information call Rachel, Graham or Anna on 01933 664437 or email rachel@rachelmallows.com

Posted by: The Mallows Company (Bozeat) Limited

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