Winner 2019 Food & Drink Producer
Posted on 3rd December 2019 at 11:51
The award category recognises the people behind some of our most successful local food producers. These are the people that not only make a great product, but go the extra mile to support, promote, mentor and act as all round ambassadors for their passion.
David The Bee Farmer from Ashby de la Zouch in North West Leicestershire wins the Best food & Drink producer category at the Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality awards 2019
"The judges were impressed by what they described as the winner’s total absorption in their business and produce."
From Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton cheese, through to vineyards, breweries and artisan spirit producers, many successful food and drink producers are based in Leicester and Leicestershire. These producers will be competing for the title of 'Best Local Food and Drink Producer' at the annual Leicestershire Promotions 2019 Tourism & Hospitality Awards.
The Best Local Food and Drink Producer award covers food and drink producers that make one or more food or drink products within Leicestershire, using wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients. The end product may be sold to the public either directly or through third parties and/or sold to trade partners.
Great Food Club was launched in 2010 to celebrate the best local, regional and national food and drink independents. Commenting on the importance of local food and drink producers in Leicestershire, Matt Wright, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Food Club said: “Food and drink producers are incredibly important to Leicestershire - not just economically, but because they enrich our communities. Their work makes our villages, towns and cities better places in which to live, and fills us with local pride.”
Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions added: “Food and drink is one of the strongest elements of our local visitor economy, and people regularly come to Leicestershire and sample the products from our local producers, either directly from the producers themselves or in cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the city and county. This award will recognise the impact that these local producers make on the wider tourism and hospitality industry.”
The awards ceremony are held at Athena in Leicester
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