It’s that time of year again where we invite shoppers and food lovers across Lincolnshire to judge the county’s best growers, producers and hospitality businesses in this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality awards, taking place on the 11 of October at the Lincoln Minster School.
Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food said:
The anticipated annual awards recognise and reward the people and businesses behind Lincolnshire’s billion pound food and farming industry.
Celebrating Lincolnshire’s finest food is a pivotal event in our busy calendars, and we’re looking forward to rewarding winning local businesses with the acknowledgement they deserve.
One of the most delightful features and competitive categories of the awards is the ‘People’s Choice Award’, giving consumers, local chefs, cooks and shoppers, the chance to vote for their favourite local food business who they feel are worthy of an extra-special prize.
Gillian Richardson continued:
In Lincolnshire, fresh local produce has a special place in people’s hearts.
We’re lucky to be living in a county where quality fresh produce is a massive part of our community and culture, as it’s something that everyone can get involved in whether that’s cooking, dining out, attending food events or buying quality products at the many local farm shops or markets dispersed across Lincolnshire. Fresh local produce is a centre topic for Lincolnshire – bringing people together to share and explore tastes, recipes and affordable ingredients.
There isn’t anywhere in Lincolnshire where you won’t find a food related worker, whether they’re a grower, producer, processor, chef, baker or owner of an artisan businesses. All reasons as to why the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards marks an exciting occasion for all food organisations within Lincolnshire, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be organising the awards this year.
Once again Lincolnshire Co-op have pledged their support to the awards by sponsoring ‘The People’s Choice’ category. As well as this Lincoln Minster School is hosting the award ceremony and taking an active role in the development of Lincolnshire themed three course evening meal created in partnership with Select Lincolnshire members and the school’s head chef Rob Smith and Development Chef Graham Ogden who both work for Chartwells contract caterers.
Gillian Richardson ended:
I’d like to invite everyone to cast their vote on the Select Lincolnshire for Food website, and help us find the most rewarding business worthy of the People’s Choice Award.
As well as The People’s Choice award category – which is voted for by the public, there are 14 other categories waiting to be won. They include Tearoom of the Year; Pub of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; Hotel of the Year; Self-Caterer of the Year; Bed and Breakfast of the Year; Caterer/Venue of the Year; Education/Teaching establishment of the Year; Producer of the Year; Wholesaler of the Year; Retailer of the Year; Grower of the Year; Business Award.
Every person who votes will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of 5 Lincolnshire Cookbooks worth £14.95 each.
To place your People’s Choice vote visit www.selectlincolnshire.com before the voting process closes on Thursday the 15 of September.
The winners will be announced during a delicious awards ceremony on Tuesday the 11 of October at Lincoln Minster School, The Prior Building, Upper Lindum St, Lincoln, LN2 5RW.