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Deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2009

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The twenty award winners of the fifth annual deliciouslyorkshire Awards were announced during a ceremony at Rudding Park, Harrogate.

Hosted by BBC Radio 2�s resident foodie Nigel Barden, the awards celebrate fantastic-tasting products, passionate people and market-leading companies from the region. This year, the judging process involved 25 experts judging a record 268 entries, travelling over 550 miles mystery shopping and spending 112 hours judging.

Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Company�s Lou�s Liquorice Ice Cream has won the prestigious deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product, sponsored by Proudfoot Group. The product was chosen out of all the winners from all the categories.

The deliciouslyorkshire Champion, sponsored by Rollits, was awarded to Stephanie Moon, Consultant Chef at the Clocktower Restaurant at Rudding Park, and Chef Tutor at Leeds Thomas Danby College. The judges considered Stephanie as someone who has gone above and beyond to promote and develop the region�s food and drink industry, infusing her passion and dedication, as well as influencing and inspiring staff and customers.

The deliciouslyorkshire Newcomer award went to Roots Farmshop & Café.

Chief Executive Jonathan Knight says: �The standard of entries for the awards gets progressively higher and this year was no exception. It�s very encouraging in the current economic climate to see that more than half of the shortlisted companies are less than two years old.

�Yorkshire and Humber is home to some best known food companies and most passionate small enterprises, with more than 1100 food and drink producers employing around 55,000 people and with a combined turnover in excess of £8billion.

�With supermarkets increasingly stocking regional products and more consumers saying they want to buy local and know where their food comes from, regional food is on the rise. The Regional Food Group will continue to promote provenance through the campaigning deliciouslyorkshire brand.�

The other winners are as follows:

Shepherds Purse Cheeses, Monks Folly - Best Cheese Product (Sponsor: Booths)

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, Aberdeen Angus 7 Week Matured Sirloin Steak - Best Fresh Meat Product (Sponsor: The OPM Group)

Taste Tradition, Hambleton Lightning Ham - Best Prepared Meat Product (Sponsor: Yorkshire Forward)

Little Valley Brewery, Withens IPA - Best Drink Product (Sponsor: The Grimsby Institute)

Ripley Fudge Kitchen, Homemade Chocolate Fudge - Best Confectionery Product (Sponsor: Foundation Marketing Communications)

Proper Maid, Dandelion and Burdock Cake - Best Bakery product (Sponsor: Asda)

Yorkshire Baker, Gluten Free Beef Steak and Mushroom Pie - Best Prepared Food Product (Sponsor: Bartlett & Company)

York Preserves, Double Fruit Raspberry Jam - Best Spices, Oils, Condiments and Preserves Product (Sponsor: CenFRA)

Mackenzies Yorkshire Smokehouse, Oak Roast Salmon - Best Fish & Seafood product (Sponsor: Yorkshire & Humber Seafood Group)

WS Bentley Growers, Sprouting Peas - Best Fresh Produce Product (Sponsor: Stockbridge Technology Centre)

Yummy Yorkshire, Lou�s Liquorice Ice Cream - Best Dairy Product (Sponsor: Fresh RM (IFE & Speciality Food shows))

Nethergill Farm - deliciouslyorkshire Breakfast Member of the Year (Sponsor: Yorkshire Agricultural Society)

Cedarbarn Farmshop & Café - Best use of Regional Produce on a Menu- Café/Tearoom (Sponsor: Hygicare)

The Black Swan at Oldstead - Best use of Regional Produce on a menu-Restaurant/Pub/Inn (Sponsor: Stuart�s Foods)

The Farmers Cart - Farm Shop Retailer of the Year (Sponsor: Welcome to Yorkshire)

Fodder - Independent Retailer of the Year (Sponsor: Montpelier Chartered Accountants)

The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Café - award for Innovation (Sponsor: Food Chain Centre for Industrial Collaboration)

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