As a member of the Herefordshire Flavours Awards steering group I would like to make all your readers aware of the new look awards. We have been meeting regularly over the past six months to breathe some new life into Flavours. We all come from different backgrounds but are, in some way, involved with food professionally and live in Herefordshire.
Herefordshire is a beautifu county and has much to offer and much to be proud of but are we taking it for granted? We are determined to put local food and local food businesses on the map and to encourage young people in the industry. We intend to reward quality and endeavor with PR and marketing opportunities as well as awards.
We also want to involve the public and are looking for nominations for the best butcher in the county in our "Beef up your butcher" competition. The nominees will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper. The best butcher and runners up will have outstanding marketing opportunities. Later on in the season there will be a best dressed Herefordshire food and drink window category.
This year we have changed the “Best Food and Drink Producers” category. There will be no out-right winner but the best products will be judged, gold, silver and bronze. Judging takes place in mid July so please don't delay. Best ‘Young Chef in Education’ and the ‘Young Chef in Industry’ is also imminent. So please even if you are not directly involved please take an interest, talk-up the awards and better still if you know any one that fits any of these categories tell them to get in touch for Herefordshire's sake
For details of these and the other awards for 2012-2013 please contact Liz Hill on firstname.lastname@example.org 01432 268430 or visit www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/members/the-flavours-of-herefordshire-awards