Host and Finalists Announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards
64 businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017, which are to be hosted by chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, Simon Rimmer.
Winners from all 22 categories will be announced on Thursday 18th May at the awards ceremony and dinner, held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Tickets are limited, available to purchase on a first come first serve basis through the website.
Showcasing innovation, enterprise and quality in the Scottish food and drink scene, businesses shortlisted ranged from: The Bay Fish & Chips for Success through Partnership, to Strathearn Distillery for Young Talent; Stewart Brewing Ltd for Brewing, to Aldi for Own Label; l’escargot for its Scottish Sourcing to Yester Farm Dairies Ltd for Primary Producer of the Year.
On hosting the awards, Simon Rimmer said:
The awards received 272 entries across the 22 categories, a record number on previous years. New for this year were the Distilling, Brewing and Own Label categories, in line with the ever-growing appetite in the Scotland food and drink sector.
Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, James Withers, said:
Tickets for the glittering awards ceremony and dinner are available from Scotland Food & Drink priced at £125 + VAT for Scotland Food & Drink members or £250 + VAT for non-members. Shortlisted businesses are offered tickets at the discounted rate of £95 + VAT. Tickets can be purchased from Scotland Food & Drink here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Scotland Food & Drink and in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), the awards received sponsorship from a range of influential businesses including Sodexo, The Grocer, CalMac, Quality Meat Scotland and Asda, the headline sponsor.
For the full shortlist visit www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org