Awards dished out to York food and drink producers

The winners get together at the end of the awards ceremony
26 Sep 2013 @ 9.33 pm
| Food & Drink
The winners get together at the end of the awards ceremony
The winners get together at the end of the awards ceremony

York food and drink producers were celebrating on Wednesday night (September 25) after being named among the winners of the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards.

Drinks company Sloe Motion won two awards for its Sloe Whiskey, taking the Best Drink gong and drinks category in the York Food and Drink Festival Consumer Choice Award.

In the same award, Yorvale‘s Chocolate Orange Ice Cream took the dairy category.

Meanwhile Andrew Voakes of Voakes Pies was named Local Food Hero. Mercers of Yorkshire also won with their Blackcurrant Conserve.

Chicken, chorizo and the great Yorkshire cream tea were among the foods celebrated at a glittering Deliciouslyorkshire Awards ceremony last night, which Altogether 20 businesses scooped prizes for their delicious food and drinks at the ceremony in the National Railway Museum in York.

The meal before the ceremony featured many of the shortlisted foods, including smoked trout and horseradish on dill scones from Best Fish winner Staal Smokehouse and Yorkshire salami bruschetta from Best Prepared Meat winners The British Premium Sausage Company.

Foodie and BBC broadcaster Nigel Barden hosted the event. “We’re always amazed by the hidden gems lurking on the dining tables and in the delis of Yorkshire,” he said Nigel

“Tonight was our chance to honour these food heroes for their hard work and talent and get their name out there. They thoroughly deserve these tasty trophies.”

Winners in full

Best Bakery – Sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University
Lottie Shaw’s (Elland) – Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin

Best Fresh Produce – Sponsored by The Farm Shop and Deli Show
Swillington Organic (Leeds) – Organic Garden Share

Best Fresh Meat – Sponsored by Eblex
Swillington Organic (Leeds) – Free Range Organic Chicken

Best Prepared Meat – Sponsored by GW Price
British Premium Sausage Company (Bradford) – Yorkshire Chorizo

Best Fish – Sponsored by National Skills Academy for Food and Drink
Staal Smokehouse (East Yorkshire) – Hot Smoked Trout

Best Drink – Sponsored by 20:20 Perfect Vision
Sloe Motion (York) – Sloe Whiskey

Best Savoury Condiment
Womersley (Leeds) – Raspberry and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Best Sweet Preserve
Mercers of Yorkshire (York) – Blackcurrant Conserve

Best Confectionery – Sponsored by National Skills Academy for Food and Drink
Sciolti Chocolates (Brigg) – Sea Buckthorn Truffle

Best Dairy – Sponsored by Askham Bryan College
Yummy Yorkshire (Huddersfield) – Toffee and Cherry Ice cream

Best Ready to Eat – Sponsored by Visit York
Yorkshire Crisps (Sheffield) – Sweet Cured Ham and Pickle Crisps

Best New Product – Sponsored by Hider Foods
Jollyum (Bedale) – Dairy Free Frozen Dessert Range

York Food and Drink Festival Consumer Choice Award:
Bakery Category – Bluebell Bakery – Brownies
Drink Category – Sloe Motion – Sloe Whiskey
Dairy Category – Yorvale – Chocolate Orange Ice Cream

Best New Business – Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank
Nibnibs (Ripon)

Local Food Hero – Sponsored by M4UK
Andrew Voakes, Voakes Pies (York)

Best Yorkshire Breakfast – Sponsored by HGCA
Lovesome Hill Farm (Northallerton)

Best Use of Local Produce on a Hotel or Restaurant menu
Silversmiths (Sheffield)

Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea – Sponsored by The Yorkshire Post
The Spiced Pear Hepworth (Holmfirth)

Best Independent Retailer – Sponsored by the Local Enterprise Partnership, North Yorkshire
Drewton’s (East Yorkshire)

Best Wholesaler/Distributor
GW Price (Sheffield)