Artisan ice cream company Yummy Yorkshire has won recognition for its dairy ice cream and business once again, at not one, but two awards ceremonies held on the same night.
The Denby Dale based business was yesterday awarded ‘Best Frozen Product’ in The Food Awards England and Wales 2014, as well as being highly commended in the ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ category of the White Rose Awards held by Welcome to Yorkshire.
Following the footsteps of their Scottish counterparts, the inaugural Food Awards England and Wales celebrate and reward the very best in English food hospitality, the servers, the specialists and suppliers.
Voted for by the English public, the awards are designed to recognise the efforts of England’s Restaurants, Takeaways, Pub food, Hotel food, Cafes and Bistros as well as shining the spotlight on the wonderful local producers.
Yummy Yorkshire beat four other national ice cream producers to be voted as Frozen Food provider by the year at the awards ceremony held on 17 November at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester.
On the same night, Yummy Yorkshire was highly commended in The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards, Taste of Yorkshire category. The category winner was Puckett’s Pickles, whom Yummy Yorkshire collaborated with earlier in the year to produce their Carrot & Cardamom aphrodisiac ice cream.
The White Rose Awards were held at the Yorkshire Event Centre and attended by about 1,000 people. The Awards are the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK which recognise and reward the very best of the industry throughout Yorkshire.
Speaking about the awards Jeremy Holmes, co-founder of Yummy Yorkshire said: “We are very proud of this recognition. The White Rose Awards are rigorously judged and celebrate the leading lights of our region’s tourism industry. To emerge as a runner-up in such a strong category is a fantastic achievement.
“Winning Best Frozen Product in the Food Awards England and Wales on the same night was just brilliant and has given us another boost of confidence to go away and do what we do best – make delicious ice cream. We will be back next year to try and retain our title.”