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Cornish food industry handed chance to shine
8:00am Friday 27th July 2012 in Cornwall
Cornwall’s chefs, producers, farmers and retailers are being urged to apply for this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.
With the deadline for the awards now looming, Truro-based Cornwall Food & Drink is encouraging people to nominate themselves and put a spotlight on their achievements.
The company is also calling for the support of the public, asking them to nominate the most deserving food-lovers, cheese makers, producers, retailers and chefs in their local areas.
Director Ruth Huxley said: “We want Cornwall’s food and drink industry to share its achievements in one of the highest profile awards in the sector. We’d like to get the whole community behind our local businesses and see some winners from Cornwall this year.
“This is our chance to reward the people who are doing great things for food and drink in Cornwall.
This is their chance to shine. These are hard times for our small producers, retailers and farmers and that moment in the spotlight for nominees and winners could make a real difference.”
Entries will be judged by a range of the food world’s best known names, including chef Arthur Potts-Dawson, who will be cooking live on stage at Cornwall Food and Drink Festival in Truro this September, Angela Hartnett, broadcasters Valentine Warner, Sheila Dillon and Charles Campion, as well as drinks writers Victoria Moore and Pete Brown.
The deadline for the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards is midnight on Sunday, August 12.
Anyone requiring more information about the awards should visit www.cornwallfoodanddrink.co.uk.