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Finalists declared for the Foodie Awards – in this article are the contenders from the Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth location

More than 40 food and drink businesses across the region will now come under the scrutiny of a panel of judges made up of some of the top names in the industry, including chef Glynn Purnell (pictured).
A lot more than 40 food stuff and drink enterprises throughout the region will now arrive below the scrutiny of a panel of judges built up of some of the major names in the industry, which includes chef Glynn Purnell (pictured).

The finalists in the inaugural Coventry and Warwickshire Foodie Awards have been unveiled.

The new Foodie Awards 2021, in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and Check out Coventry and backed by the Courier and Weekly News, is a celebration of the most effective of the region’s foods and drink scene as they re-arise from the pandemic calendar year.

A lot more than 40 food items and consume firms throughout the location will now appear below the scrutiny of a panel of judges created up of some of the leading names in the industry, like chef Glynn Purnell, showing up together with his former employer Andreas Antona, owner of The Cross in Kenilworth, and Russell Allen, running director of Aubrey Allen.

The finalists in the inaugural Coventry and Warwickshire Foodie Awards have been unveiled.

Also on the judging panel will be foods blogger Chris Hardy AKA ‘The Unwanted fat Foodie.’

All the finalists are now invited to a finalists and supporters party in Coventry on July 22, which will also act as a curtain-raiser to the return of Coventry BID Food Festival weekend.

Kicking off on Friday July 23, the festival is aiming to host the most significant variety of artisan foods producers in the area and will be headlined by Michelin Star chef Theo Randall and Lesley Waters, who is nicely identified for her cookery textbooks, and tv appearances on All set Constant Prepare dinner (BBC), Excellent Food stuff Reside (UKTV), and This Morning (ITV).

Key Foodies organiser Jonathan Smith, of Talk Organization Uk, explained: “Immediately after the year we have all experienced, and particularly for those throughout the foods, drink and hospitality industry, I am so inspired by the positivity in the responses received from all those being advised their enterprise experienced been picked as a finalist in the inaugural Foodie Awards for Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Selecting the finalists in each and every class from the 200 entries received was a tricky challenge and now the genuinely difficult function of deciding the category winners is left to our great unbiased judges.”

He additional: “To master of the sacrifices made, the options disrupted and adjustments all people has had to make to their firms is inspiring and I am delighted to be part of the Foodie Awards and this recognition program that encourages absolutely everyone that their endeavours have been worth it.”

Best Artisan Consume Producer

Dhillons Brewery, Coventry

Cotswolds Distillery, Stourton

Pinnock Distillery, Kineton

Welcombe Hills Winery, Stratford

Finest Artisan Food Producer

Price’s Spices, Leamington

Skip Ellie’s of Coventry

Bluebells Cottage Fudge & Nougat, Stratford

Warwick Road Kitchen, Leamington

George Cambridge, of Warwick Avenue Kitchen, Leamington

Jay Alan, of Tumeric Gold, Coventry

Baabzi Miah, of Baabzi Indian Takeaway, Warwick

Tony Davis, of Connoisseur Meals Kitchen, Coventry

Tobias Reutt, of Earlsdon Supper Club

Very best Meals/Drink Experience

Connoisseur Food items Kitchen area, Coventry

Earlsdon Supper Club, Coventry

Farmers Fayre, Stoneleigh

Ideal Unbiased Organization

The Steamhouse, Leamington and Redditch

Pasta Brothers, Bishops Tachbrook

Bramble Eating, Leamington

Dhillons Brewery, Coventry

The Drawing Board, Leamington

The Virgins and Castle, Kenilworth

Oscars French Steakhouse and Bistro, Leamington

Harringtons on the Hill, Kenilworth

Avenue Meals Trader of the Year

There is however time to enter the a few remaining distinctive awards which will also

recognise firms and persons who went over and outside of throughout the

Coronavirus pandemic – the COVID-19 Resilience Award backed by Visit Coventry Food stuff Winner Award, sponsored by The Leamington Courier and The Rugby Advertiser, and The Godiva Award, sponsored by Coventry BID.

Judging the Covid Resilience Award will be entrepreneur, trader and speaker John Stapleton who established and grew consumer-led enterprises in the British isles and United states of america. He now supplies tips and mentorship to expanding companies.

Nominations deadline for these is Wednesday, March 31. For additional facts on the awards – or to enter the remaining a few types, pay a visit to: kingdomThe Foodie Awards will also be increasing money for The Trussell Trust community of eight food items banking companies in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Trish Willetts, Coventry BID director, mentioned: “I was delighted to assist shortlist the finalists for the inaugural Foodie Awards. There was an remarkable calibre of entries, so I never envy the judges getting to make the last choices. This will be a great celebration, celebrating the very best of the foodie scene throughout Coventry and Warwickshire, and I’m incredibly significantly wanting ahead to boosting a glass to them all on July 22!”

She added: “We are aiming to deliver some further pleasure and celebration into the metropolis centre throughout the Foodstuff Competition weekend, with stalls across Broadgate, demonstrations from our astounding celeb cooks – Theo and Lesley – and some great dwell tunes.”