DY announce their final awards shortlist!

Deliciouslyorkshire has drawn up its list of ‘Champion’ contenders in the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2013 ““ food and drink businesses it believes are the cream of the crop.

Following on from July’s ‘Product Category’ shortlist, the latest eight shortlisted businesses ““ which range from pies and pickle makers to B&Bs and farm shops ““ went through an even more rigorous selection process to be named finalists in the champion categories.

BBC radio and TV food and drink presenter Nigel Barden, one of the eight Deliciouslyorkshire Award judges said:

These champions went through a tough series of mystery shops to get into this eight-strong shortlist.

And we consider these final candidates to be the crème de la crème of Yorkshire’s delicious food businesses ““ we wish them every success at the awards ceremony on September 25!

A glittering evening awaits those who attend the Deliciouslyorkshire Awards with pre-dinner drinks and a fabulous three-course awards dinner, showcasing produce from many of our shortlisted producers. Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the first to find out our fabulous foodie winners for 2013/14.

Tickets for the awards ceremony, held at the National Railway Museum, are now available from deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk.

The full list of shortlisted champion candidates are:

*Best New Business ““ Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank*

• Jollyum

• Nibnibs

• The Harrogate Food Company

• Vanessa Deli and Cafe

*Local Food Hero ““ Sponsored by M4UK*

• Andrew Voakes -Voakes Pies

• Sarah Puckett ““ Puckett’s Pickles

• Mark Farnsworth- William’s Farm Kitchen

• Diane Congreve ““ The Crusty Pie Company

*Best Yorkshire Breakfast ““ Sponsored by HGCA*

• The Wold Cottage

• Gallon House

• Lovesome Hill Farm

• Newton House

*Best Use of Local Produce on a Hotel or Restaurant menu*

• The Spiced Pear

• Yorebridge House

• The1875 Restaurant

• Silversmiths

*Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea*

• The Devonshire Arms Hotel

• The Spiced Pear

• Cedarbarn Farmshop and Cafe

• Drewton’s

*Best Independent Retailer ““ Sponsored by the Local Enterprise Partnership*

• Cedarbarn Farm Shop

• Drewton’s Farm Shop

• Keelham Farm Shop

• William’s Farm Kitchen

*Best Wholesaler/Distributor*

• Michael Lee Cheeses

• Crofters Foods

• Cryer and Stott Cheesemongers

• Anna’s Happy Trotters

• GW Price

For details of the full shortlist including product categories “visit our website”:www.deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk/awards