Lovewell Blake is proud to be the Championship Sponsor of the Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards at the 2017 Aylsham Show.
We have had an office at Aylsham for many years and are proud to play an active part in this thriving North Norfolk Community. We know how important the food and drink sector is to Norfolk, it is what helps our county to thrive. Along with the agricultural industry it is right at the heart of the economy here in the East.
The Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards celebrate the very best of this industry
The Launch of the 2017 Awards took place on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at Blickling Hall, by kind permission of National Trust.
The Category judging for 2017 will take place during the week commencing 19th June 2017. All nominations receive a Certificate but may not all be judged.
Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer, sponsored by Barclays, Judges: John Grange and Stephen Thorpe
Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu, sponsored by Gressingham Foods, Judges: John and Ena Purling
Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer, sponsored by Dewing Grain, Judges: Richard and Angela Phillips
Best New Food or Drink Venture 2015/2016, sponsored by For Farmers, Judges: Rod and Margaret Tuck
The Championship judging will take place during July 2017, and the Overall Winner will be announced at the Aylsham Show on Monday 28th August 2017, and will be presented with the Ken Dye Memorial Salver by Sally Dye and the Show President – John Wootten. The individual Food or Drink Hero Winner will also be announced at this time when the Show President will present the Aylsham Show Presidents Tankard.
Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer – sponsored by Dewing Grain
Norfolk Quail Ltd, Great Ryburgh
Judges: Caroline Culot and Judy Taylor
Overall Championship Winner
Judges: Shaun Mary (Lovewell Blake), John Carrick and Jean Wright
Catherine Temple, Individual Food or Drink Hero Winner
Judge: Simon Evans (Show President)
Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer – sponsored by Gressingham Food
G F White Traditional Butchers Ltd, Aylsham
Truly Local, Stalham
Judges – John Watts and John Grier
Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu – sponsored by Barclays
Rocky Bottoms, West Runton
Judges – John Steggall and David Walker
Best New Food or Drink Venture – sponsored by For Farmers
Scrummy Pig, Hoveton
Judges – Noel Bartram and Andy Newman