A record-breaking number of Yorkshire’s food and drink elite triumphed at last night’s (25 October) deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2012.

More than 300 people representing the region’s food and drink sector celebrated the winners’ achievements at the National Railway Museum, York.

The coveted deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product was won by St Helen’s Farm, Seaton Ross, York, for its Goat’s Butter, and the Best Newcomer category was won by Staal Smokehouse Ltd of Long Riston, East Yorkshire, which also triumphed in the Best Fish and Seafish category with its Hot Smoked Salmon.

The Awards night menu featured products and ingredients from a number of deliciouslyorkshire members who were either shortlisted or winners in 18 categories which included for the first time ‘deliciouslyorkshire Brand Champions’ representing the various sectors that make up the food and drink industry.

This year’s Brand Champions are Amanda Peberdy, The Locally Sourced Food Co, Harrogate; Ashley McCarthy, Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster; and Robert Ramsden, Delifresh, Bradford.

The deliciouslyorkshire Awards ““ now in their eighth year ““ are widely considered Yorkshire’s food and drink ‘Oscars’ and this year attracted headline sponsorship from Leeds-based supermarket chain ASDA.

deliciouslyorkshire chairman Cath Clelland said: “Every year our Awards just get better and better! From the standard and quality of the entries to the celebration evening itself, the deliciouslyorkshire Awards are a major showcase of the calibre, innovation and enterprise that exists throughout Yorkshire’s food and drink producers, retailers and distributors as well as our fantastic hospitality sector.”

Last night’s winners in full are:

Best Confectionery ““ sponsored by Ward Hadaway
Sciolti Chocolates ““ for its Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla ““ Brigg, North East Lincolnshire

Best Fish and Seafish
Staal Smokehouse ““ Hot Smoked Salmon ““ Long Riston, East Yorkshire
Best Ready To Eat

Cedarbarn Farm Shop ““ Aberdreen Angus Stew with Wold Top Beer and Dumplings ““ Pickering, North Yorkshire

Best Drink
Ampleforth Abbey ““ Ampleforth Abbey Beer ““ Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

Best Fresh Produce ““ Sponsored by Delifresh Ltd
Swillington Organic Farm ““ Vegetable Box ““ Leeds, West Yorkshire

Best Dairy ““ Sponsored by Askham Bryan College
St Helen’s Farm ““ Goat’s Butter ““ Seaton Ross, York, North Yorkshire

Best Sweet Preserve
Black Sheep Brewery ““ Mashtun Marmalade ““ Ripon, North Yorkshire

Best Savoury Condiment ““ Sponsored by Transfresh
Curry Cuisine Ltd ““ Luxury Mango Chutney ““ Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Best Meat ““ Sponsored by EEF
British Premium Sausage Co Ltd ““ Premium Breakfast Sausage ““ Bradford, West Yorkshire

Best Bakery ““ Sponsored by Encase Ltd
Side Oven Bakery ““ Granola ““ Driffield, East Yorkshire
Just Desserts ““ Landlord Cake ““ Shipley, West Yorkshire

Best Wholesaler / Distributer ““ Back-up Training & Recruitment Ltd
Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers ““ Castleford, West Yorkshire

Best Retailer of Local Products ““ Innovate Better
Keelham Farm Shop ““ Thornton, West Yorkshire

Best Use of Local Produce on a Menu ““ B&B / Café ““ Sponsored by Local Enterprise Partnership
No 54 ““ Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Best Use Of Local Produce on a Menu ““ Hotel / Restaurant ““ Sponsored by Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Yorebridge House ““ Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Best Innovation ““ Sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University
Gordon Rhodes Ltd ““ The GR Range ““ Bradford, West Yorkshire

Best Newcomer ““ Sponsored by Hider Foods
Staal Smokehouse Ltd ““ Long Riston, East Yorkshire

deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product ““ Sponsored by Proudfoot Group
St Helen`s Farm ““ Goat’s Butter ““ Seaton Ross, York, North Yorkshire

deliciouslyorkshire Brand Champions ““ Sponsored by Yorkshire Bank
Amanda Peberdy ““ The Locally Sourced Food Co ““ Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Ashley McCarthy ““ Ye Old Sun Inn ““ Tadcaster, West Yorkshire
Robert Ramsden ““ Delifresh ““ Bradford, West Yorkshire