Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

Awards Ceremony

Food & drink 2018 ceremony

Chesterfield Food & Drink Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 23rd October at the Winding Wheel Theatre.

Meet our host for 2019

This year the event will be hosted by celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE.


Brian Turner CBE is said to be one of Britain’s much loved and well known chefs, having trained at Simpson’s in the Strand, The Savoy, The Beau Rivage in Lausanne, Claridge’s and The Capital Hotel before opening many of his own establishments.

Having been on the first ever Ready Steady Cook Show, Turner served nearly 15 years on the very successful programme as well as his many appearances on This Morning, Saturday Morning with James Martin and his own shows ‘A Taste of Britain’ and ‘My Life on a Plate’ on the BBC. 

Brian plays an active role in many initiatives to encourage young people to come into the wonderful hospitality industry.



Where can I buy tickets?

The Chesterfield Food & Drink Awards 2019 has completely sold out! To be added to the waiting list please contact Lydia.

To get involved in the Chesterfield Food & Drink Awards 2020, please contact Tara.

What should I wear?

The dress code for the awards ceremony is black tie. This is your chance to get out those glamorous dresses and suits and to feel like a superstar when arriving at the awards!

What time should I arrive?

Arrival is from 6:45pm at the Winding Wheel Theatre. The welcome area has been sponsored by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, where you will be greeted and signed in.

You will then make your way to the drinks reception, which has been sponsored by Elder Way Developments. Be sure to trade in your ticket at the bar, sponsored by Franklin & Sons, for a complimentary welcome drink courtesy of the Winding Wheel Theatre.

You will be asked to take your seats for the welcome at 7:30pm. Dinner will be served at 7:50pm, and the awards ceremony will follow.

Do I need to bring my ticket with me?

Yes please – remember to bring your ticket with you as you can exchange it at the bar for a free welcome drink courtesy of The Winding Wheel Theatre.

Thank you to FEAST – Food & Drink Forum, which has been our ticket sponsors for 2018 and 2019.

What will we be eating?

Thank you to Magnifica, which has sponsored this year’s delicious menu.

Please make us aware as soon as possible if you have any special dietary requirements. To amend your dietary requests please contact Lydia or call us on 01246 207 207.

Please also be aware that vegetarian options must be ordered in advance!


Main Course

Pot Roasted Chicken with Derbyshire Peak District Mushrooms

Butterflied chicken breast pot roasted in a creamy white wine & mushroom sauce, finished with a variety of sauteed mushrooms in Derbyshire Dovedale Blue cheese with herbs


Sage Derby Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion Tartlet (V)

A warm shortcrust pastry tartlet filled with caramelised red onions & Sage Derby cheese, finished on a clear lentil and tomato sauce


Buttered new potatoes with chives, braised red cabbage and honey & mustard seed roasted root vegetables


Classic Derbyshire Bakewell Tart

Creamy Derbyshire Bakewell Tart with swirls of vanilla sauce & berry coulis with fresh mint

Tea or coffee served to the guests at the tables

Accessibility Information

We are keen to ensure you have the best possible experience at our event. If you have any accessibility, dietary or other specific requirements, please kindly let us know how we can support with these by ticking the accessibility box when booking and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of the team before booking, please either email or call 01246 207207 and ask to speak to Lydia.

Please find the Winding Wheel Theatre access guide here.

There are still a couple of sponsorship packages and partnership opportunities still available, please speak to Tara Underhill for more information.

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