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Farm to Fork Award

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We are delighted to have won the Farm to Fork award in the inaugural Menu Food and Drink Awards. The region’s finest chefs, restaurateurs, drinks producers, street vendors and up-and-coming talent were celebrated in a black tie ceremony held at The Old Course Hotel.
Entries for the Farm to Fork award were welcomed from food producers ‘with the ability and vision to produce and market quality food and drink products in this region. These are growers and producers who are passionate about what they do and who have the talent and skill to grow, develop and market an outstanding and commercially scalable food and drink product.’. It was a very tough category with well known and loved businesses Puddledub Pork, Summer Harvest and Little Herb Farm all in the finals. Puddledub Pork were Highly commended.
‘What a phenomenal night. The whole evening from beginning to end was wonderfully thought out and a true reflection of the fantastic food and drink we have to offer in Scotland and especially our region. What an honour to have such acclaimed and talented chefs cooking our meal tonight, it truly was spectacular. Our whole team were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the awards. We were in among a wonderful selection of producers, all of whom we currently stock in our shop. Every single one of them deserved to be in the category and could have easily won the award.

To be recognised for the work we do on the farm, producing our own grass-fed beef and lamb, home grown vegetables and honey, is very special to us. We have a fantastic team, from the men who work in all weathers on the farm tending livestock and growing vegetables, our kitchen transforming our home produced products into something spectacular to our team in the shop who never fail to have a smile for our customers. Without them we wouldn’t have a business. Local food is very important to the local economy and we are so lucky in this area to have such high quality and diverse producers.’

The winners of The Menu Awards were:

Farm to Fork Award: Ardross Farm Shop
Coffee Shop of the Year: KitschnBake
Street Vendon of the Year: The Cheesy Toast Shack; Highly commended: Artisana Vintage Mobile Tea Room
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Gordon’s Restaurant: Highly Commended: The Tayberry
Chef of the Year: Paul Newman, Thyme at Errichel Restaurant
Local to Global: Mackays
New Talent: Lewis Pickett; Highly commended: Euan Welsh
Craft Drink Producer of the Year: Cairn O’Mohr
Mixologist/Sommelier of the Year: Julie Adamson
Pub of the Year: The Pitcairngreen Inn
Judges’ Choice, food and drink brand ambassador: Mary Jane, KitschnBake

 

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