Food and drink awards

A SEARCH is on for the best food and drink from Yorkshire and Humber with the launch of the eighth annual deliciouslyorkshire awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the best of the region’s food and drink producers.

New for 2012 is the Innovation Award and Best Multiple Retailer of Local Produce which will be awarded to the retailer most committed to listing and promoting regional produce. 

The award is also open to non-deliciouslyorkshire members with more than two outlets.

The awards received more than 280 entries last year from producers, hotels, manufacturers and farm shops around the region.

This year there are 19 award categories recognising among others, farm shops, meat, poultry and game producers, deliciouslyorkshire brand champion, outstanding newcomer and the overall supreme product of 2012.

Judging is by an independent panel comprising celebrity and award winning chefs and producers, chaired by food writer and former chef Elaine Lemm. Deadline for entries is July 20 and judging will take place in August.