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Taste of Gloucestershire food and farming awards winners

By The Citizen  |  Posted: September 22, 2011

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards winners - sponsored by Foodservice from Creed, The Citizen, Echo and Stroud Life. jpg

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Host for the evening Prue Leith CBE

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Kevan Blackadder, Editor of the Gloucestershire Echo with the winners of the Best Farm Shop, Over Farm Market, Gloucester

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Andrew Cooney from Bottlegreen Drinks & Co with the winners of Best Food Pub, The Hallow Bottom, Guiting Power

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Best Restaurant - winners Allium, Fairford

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Chris Creed presents Penny Manuel from Soho Coffee with Food Business of the Year award

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Ian Mean presents the winners of the Best Independent Cafe, Tearoom and Snack Bar to The Cotswold Food Store and Cafe, Longborough

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Rob Keene from The Big G with the winner of Best Food Producer Cotswold Gold, Broadway

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Sally-Anne Young from the Greenway with the winners of the Best Local Food Retailer Shepherd's Farm Shop in Newent

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Sarah Irvine, managing director of Gloucestershire Media

  • Taste of Gloucestershire. Alison Tennant from Gloucester Quays with the winner of Outstanding Contribution to Food and Farming in Gloucestershire Made In Stroud, Clare Gerbrands

  • Taste of Gloucestershire. Suzanne Hall Gibbins from Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce with the winner of the Best Drinks Producer - alcohol - Battledown Brewery, Cheltenham

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Rep from Edwards & Ward with winner of the Best Junior Cook - Hina Kapadia

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. George Workman from Cotteswold Diary with the winner of the Best Dairy Farmer, Melissa Ravenhill from Woefuldan Farm, Minchinhampton

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Jason Chare, Stroud Life with the winner of Best Beef Farmer, James MacCurrach of Love My Cow

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Sir Henry Elwes with the winners of Best Arable Farmer, Mark Tufnell from Calmsden Farms, North Cerney

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Suzanne Hall-Gibbins, Maggie Bell and Nettie Majic

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Adam Starkey, Ian Mean and Chris Creed

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Alison Broady and Tracey Knight from Barnwood Park College

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Amy Dickenson, Nigel Finch, Russell Goodenough and Cheryl Goodenough from Chedworth Farm Shop

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Inga Andriukaityte, Fran Jupp, Euan Keenan, Jean Reeve, Sue Hicks and Susie Keenan from Shepherd's Farm Shop, Newent

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Keyth Richardson (CORR), Shaun Naen and Chester Henry, from Gloucestershire College

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Kirsty Muir and Mary Holtham, Cotswold Life

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Mike Carter, Olivia Ravenhill and Malissa Ravenhill from Woefuldane Organic Dairy in Minchinhampton

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Monrusha Krori, Saleha Krori, Shamsul Krori and Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter.pg

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Pam Tracey, Mhairi Smith, Paul James and Andrew Mitchell-Stead from Gloucester City Council

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Rod Smart and Diana Smart from Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheeses and Lady Elwes

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Steve Ball, Wendy Ball, Rose Woodward and Steve Lambert from Tortworth Estate Farm Shop, Wootton Under Edge

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Stuart Drane, Damian Clisby, Mark Everett and Andrew Riley from Russell's Restaurant, Broadway

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Sue Keene, Kate Ezra and Jane Lineham from Over Farm Market

  • Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards. Sue Lawrence and Ben Butler from Ellenborough Park Hotel, Prestbury

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THE best of Gloucestershire’s food and drinks industry were celebrated last night at the inaugural Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards.

Dozens of the county’s best food businesses, including farms, drink producers, breweries and cafes were shortlisted for 13 awards which were presented at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The awards were presented by Gloucestershire’s first lady of cooking Prue Leith, who recently appeared as a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

She said: “I am passionate about good food and education but also about good business too.

“In order for Gloucestershire producers to continue to flourish and thrive, and the brand to stay ahead of the game, it will require continued investment into adding value.”

The award winners were Best Restaurant – Allium, Best Pub Food – The Hollow Bottom, Best Independent Cafe, Tearoom and Snack Bar – The Cotswold Food Store and Café, Best Local Food Retailer – Shepherds Farm Shop, Best Farm Shop – Over Farm Market, Best Dairy Farmer – Woefuldane Farm, Best Beef Farmer - Love My Cow, Best Arable Farmer – Calmsden Farms, Best Drinks Producer - Battledown Brewery, Best Food Producer – Cotswold Gold, Best Junior Cook – Hina Kapadia, Food Business of the Year – Soho Coffee Co, Outstanding Contribution to Food and Farming in Gloucestershire – Made in Stroud.

Enjoying the limelight was 15-year-old Hina Kapadia, from Gloucester, who walked away with the title of Best Junior Cook.

The Barnwood Park School pupil won the Rotary Club Young Chef competition earlier this year and lists her favourite dish as gungo peas soaked in coconut milk and smoked coal chutney.

She said: “It’s a traditional thing in our culture and I really love cooking and experimenting with different ingredients.

“My teacher said I should enter the Taste awards and I’m really happy to have won.”

Chris Creed, of sponsors Creed Catering added: “All the winners were really deserving and it’s great to celebrate not just the small producers but the whole spectrum of businesses in Gloucestershire as well.”

The Curry Corner, Cheltenham, a finalist in the best restaurant category at last night's awards, is one of only three finalists in the World Food Awards.

A spread of these pictures will be featured in the November edition of Southwestbusiness magazine.

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  • chrissiemw  |  September 23 2011, 9:49AM

    I've eaten at The Hollow Bottom many times and the food is fantastic, as is the atmosphere. Well done The Hollow Bottom, and all who make it a great place to visit.

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