Campaign launched to find best Northamptonshire food outlets

There is a campaign to find the best food outlets in Northamptonshire for 2013-14. The Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards have invited the public to submit their nominations. The awards will include best Community Pub, Local Food Hero and Independent Café or Tea Room. The awards, 13 in total, will serve to reward excellence within the restaurants and cafés of the county.

Rachel Mallows, of The Mallows Company, and also the award’s director, said that all restaurants, chefs and pubs are welcome to participate in the event. She is excited by the fact that local foodies will be involved helping the officials in making the final decision on who gets to win.

Anyone who thinks that their favourite pub or restaurant deserves a chance to win an award should put their name forward. People may also nominate their favourite butchers, farm shops, which have given them unsurpassed quality in their products.

Without the support of the public, local businesses in the food industry stand to lose a chance at being recognised for their quality, and also the ensuing success that an award can bring to the business.

Last year’s Community Pub of The Year award winners, The George, Tiffield, Russell, and Jane Proctor were excited about being recognised by the public. According to Russell, the award not only boosted morale for him and Jane, but also encouraged their staff members especially since the industry has not been performing very well over the last few years.

He went on to say that it was great to have their customers support them in the manner that they did. First by putting them up for nomination, and then finally voting for them to win the trophy, which is proudly displayed on the bar, to serve as a reminder of why the staff put in the long hours of hard work. Visit www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk to place your nomination.