NEWS: Good Game Heralded Best Food / Drink Producer at Exeter Awards

One of the UK’s most successful charcuterie companies was recognised with Best Food / Drink Producer at the Exeter Living Awards. The glitzy do, on Thursday 7 March 2019, was held at The Great Hall at Exeter University. Within just five years of trading, Good Game has won numerous accolades including six awards at the British Charcuterie Awards 2018, a coveted star from the Guild … Continue reading NEWS: Good Game Heralded Best Food / Drink Producer at Exeter Awards

EVENT: South West Chef of the Year 2018 15th Anniversary Awards Presentation Dinner by Sue Stoneman

It was an honour and a pleasure to be invited back to the Awards Presentation Dinner as for the last three years I have been involved with South West Chef of the Year in the Home Cook Category. I was a finalist in 2015, and again in 2016 where I won the title South West Home Cook of the Year and also in 2017.  I … Continue reading EVENT: South West Chef of the Year 2018 15th Anniversary Awards Presentation Dinner by Sue Stoneman

Topsham Shot in World’s Best Food Photos

Adam OselandA brilliant shot, Topsham’s First Food Festival, taken by Exeter-based photographer Adam Oseland, has been acclaimed in the Marks & Spencer Food Adventures category at Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018, the world’s leading celebration of food photography and film. The picture was unveiled in the Finalists’ exhibition infront of an audience of five hundred guests at a glittering Champagne Taittinger reception … Continue reading Topsham Shot in World’s Best Food Photos

Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

A young chef from Devon has taken the title of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef of the Year 2018, with a chance of international glory later in the year. Exeter-born Kayla Tuvey, aged 19 and working as Commis Chef at the well-known Deer Park Country House, Buckerell, Honiton, has become the youngest chef, and probably the first woman, ever to win this forty-one … Continue reading Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

FOOD & DRINK DEVON AWARDS 2018 LAUNCHED

Following 2017’s record-breaking year, entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018. These gold standard awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards, currently in their eighth year, continue to grow with 2017 recording the highest number of entries to date … Continue reading FOOD & DRINK DEVON AWARDS 2018 LAUNCHED

Winning wedges are Devon-sent, as Quicke’s lands four World Cheese Awards

Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s has grabbed yet more gongs at this year’s World Cheese Awards, taking home four awards for its much-acclaimed clothbound cheeses. Up against 3,000 entries from 35 different countries, cheeses from across Quicke’s range won the praise of the international panel, who gathered for the 30th anniversary edition of the World Cheese Awards, held at Tobacco Dock in London on Friday 17 November. Having … Continue reading Winning wedges are Devon-sent, as Quicke’s lands four World Cheese Awards

Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Love the Flavour – Food and Drink Devon Awards. The event was held at the handsome Deer Park Country House Hotel, and was attended by some of the finest local Devon food and drink producers, restaurateurs and foodie folk around. A venue with is own vegetable garden and orchard, the menu was bound to … Continue reading Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

South West Chef of the Year announces 2017 finalists

This year’s South West Chef of the Year competition continues to pick up the pace with the announcement of its 2017 finalists following closely-contested semi-finals on Saturday. Now in its 14th year, South West Chef of the Year champions the very best of the region’s professional chefs and junior and home cooks as well as its exceptional produce for which the peninsular has gained a … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year announces 2017 finalists

Trio of Awards for Farm’s Speciality Sausages

A Devon farm has beaten off stiff competition to win not one, but three, highly sought-after awards for its farm-reared pork products Taste of the West awarded Kenniford Farm a gold award for its cranberry and rosemary sausages and two silver awards for its pork pie and Cumberland ring. The awards celebrate quality, integrity and provenance of food in the west, and seek to promote … Continue reading Trio of Awards for Farm’s Speciality Sausages

La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

JUST months after arriving in its new mid Devon home, French restaurant La Petite Bouchée, has won one of the region’s most prestigious dining awards. The bistro, which began life in south east London as a vintage French Camper van seating just four people, has been awarded the gold Taste of the West gold award for Best Restaurant in the South West. Following their move … Continue reading La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

Love us? Nominate us! Brilliance in Blogging Awards #BiBs2017

BritMums have launched this years Brilliance in Blogging Awards! Highlighting the best in parenting and lifestyle blogs across the country, it recognises the most creative, inventive and compelling bloggers of the year in a variety of categories. Both of us, Chris and Lauren, are not freelancers who fit all these lovely things in between projects or clients (how we wish!) – we work full time, fitting … Continue reading Love us? Nominate us! Brilliance in Blogging Awards #BiBs2017

Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched

Entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017, following 2016’s record-breaking year. These awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards, currently in their seventh year, continue to grow with 2016 recording the highest number of entries to date as well … Continue reading Food & Drink Devon Awards 2017 Launched

Devon’s Powderkeg Brewery Wins International ‘Best Lager’ Award

Powderkeg Brewery, based in Woodbury Salterton near Exeter, has gone straight to the top with its first award, having won Best Lager at The Beer Awards for its pilsner ‘Cut Loose’. The Beer Awards are run by the world-renowned IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition), with the beers judged in a blind tasting by leading figures from the international beer industry. Winning ‘Best in Show’ … Continue reading Devon’s Powderkeg Brewery Wins International ‘Best Lager’ Award

South West Chef finalists announced for 2016

Entrants battled it out at the semi-finals of South West Chef of the Year on Saturday 8th October hosted by Exeter College. The region’s prestigious culinary competition, now in its 13th year, was co-founded and is co-judged by Michael Caines MBE and aims to nurture the next generation of top chefs. The nail-biting semi-finals on the weekend gave entrants in the Professional, Young Professional and … Continue reading South West Chef finalists announced for 2016

Julie Corcutt of Veg in a Box is up for two Venus Women Awards

Local food entrepreneur, Julie Corcutt, has been nominated in the Devon Venus Awards 2016 and, after being a semi-finalist and being visited by the category sponsors is now a confirmed finalist in two categories – Entrepreneur of the Year and New Business. She owns and runs Veg in a Box with her partner Bela, and their sister company is TheDevon Meatbox Company. Both businesses have … Continue reading Julie Corcutt of Veg in a Box is up for two Venus Women Awards