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  Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2014

CHESTERFIELD FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2014

Thank you to everyone who has nominated this year.  The finalists for 2014 have been revealed below and all establishments will now be visited by a secret panel of judges, made up of experts from the food industry, local residents and local businesses.

TV chef and presenter Ainsley Harriott will be announcing the winners, as well as those of an additional four categories, at the glittering award ceremony being held on Wednesday 29 October at Chesterfield College's Heart Space Building.  The public will be able to follow proceedings on Twitter during the evening - using the hashtag #cfda14.

 

Ainsley Harriott

 

This year's categories and finalists

 Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

The restaurant which offers best quality food and customer experience.  Judges will be looking for original and creative menus, where high quality, fresh ingredients are at the heart
 

2014 Finalists

  • Blu Bistro & Coffee House 
  • Calabria
  • Cocina @ Casa Hotel
  • Lombardis Ristorante Italiano
  • The Old Post Restaurant
     

(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Cafe of the Year

 

The establishment must serve a range of teas and coffees. Judges will be looking for a selection of bites to eat, cakes as well as a welcoming, comfortable and relaxing environment.
 

2014 Finalists

  • Meringue Bakery & Café
  • Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House
  • St Thomas’ Coffee Bar


(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Gastro Pub of the Year

 

Awarded to establishments that offer a consistency and excellence in both their food and drinks specialism as well as good facilities and a great ambience. The panel will judge on staff knowledge and service and the overall feel and facilities of the pub/bar and its facilities. The panel will also be looking for good atmosphere and a friendly welcome.

 

2014 Finalists

  • Barca Bar @ Casa Hotel
  • Coco Bar Bistro
  • The Market Pub

 

(2013 Winner and Finalists) 

   
 

 

 

   
 Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Redbrik

Awarded to establishments that offer a consistency and excellence in their drinks specialism as well as good facilities and a great ambience. The panel will judge on staff knowledge and service and the overall feel and facilities of the pub/bar and its facilities. Knowledge of the drinks on offer and specialism’s, to include real ales and others. The panel will also be looking for good atmosphere and a friendly welcome.

 

2014 Finalists

  • Coco Bar Bistro
  • The Grouse Inn
  • Tramway Tavern


(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Best Newcomer

Sponsored by Barber Harrison and Platt

The establishment must have opened within the last 3 years. The winner will demonstrate an innovative offer, excellent customer service as well as bringing something new and different to the town, setting high standards for others to follow.
 

2014 Finalists

  • Little Red Smokehouse
  • The Galleon Steakhouse
  • Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen

 

(2013 Winner and Finalists)

  • Raaz Indian Grill
  • Delhi 41
  • The Andalusian - Winner
   
 

 

 

   
 Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

Rewarding the establishment that provides an outstanding level of customer service on a consistent basis.

 

2014 Finalists

  • Calabria
  • Lombardis Ristorante Italiano
  • Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House

 

(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Best out of Town

Sponsored by Northern Tea Merchants

The establishment must achieve a high level of excellence and consistency in service and products and be based outside the boundary of Chesterfield and within 10 miles of the boundary.

 

2014 Finalists

  • Fox & Goose Inn, Pudding Pie Hill
  • Kathmandu Gurka
  • The White Horse at Woolley Moor



(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Chesterfield Food Producer

Sponsored by Natwest 

Local food producer / grower/ manufacturer within 10 miles of Chesterfield.

 

2014 Finalists 

  • Brampton Brewery

  • Liza Bakes Ltd

  • Teresa Lambarelli
     

(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Chesterfield Food Hero

Presented by Chesterfield College

Local personality who has had a major impact on the Chesterfield food and drink scene – This award will be chosen by the judges and presented on the evening.

 

2014 Winner to be announced on 29th October 2014

 

(2013 Winner)

W. Ayres Fruit and Veg

   
 

 

 

   
 Young Chef of the Year

 

The judges are looking for an individual who is already showing levels of commitment, dedication and skill beyond their years. This individual may or may not have guidebook or awards recognition but is an obvious rising star due to levels of customer satisfaction and individual achievement.   This award will be presented to one of the Hospitality Students at Chesterfield College.
 

2014 Finalists to be announced soon

(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

 

   
 Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Banner Jones

There are a number of very talented chefs working within the area and this award aims to recognise the very best in the business. An awareness of the wide range of excellent Derbyshire produce and the knowledge and expertise to use these ingredients to create sensational, seasonal menus will be features of the winning entry.  Chefs must be nominated by their employer – unless they are already running their own establishment.
 

2014 Finalists to be announced soon


(2013 Winner and Finalists)

   
 

 

   
International Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by BRM Solicitors

New for 2014 The restaurant will specialise in world foods, offering customers with authentic cuisine. Judges will be looking to be transported to new cultures, with original and creative menus using high quality, fresh ingredients.

 

2014 Finalists

  • Dehli 41
  • O Tokuda
  • Star of Sall

     
   
 

 

   
Family Friendly Award

Sponsored by Jumble Design

New for 2014 we want to find the restaurant or cafe in Chesterfield which looks after families.  Those that offer excellent facilities for young children, special menus and go that extra step to make sure familes can enjoy their dining experience.

 

2014 Finalists

  • The Lock Keeper
  • The Manor at Brampton
  • St Thomas’ Coffee Bar 


   

 

There are still a number of opportunities for businesses to get involved, a partnership opportunities pack is available here and if you wish to discuss further contact Dom Stevens at Destination Chesterfield on 01246 207207.

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