Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2010 - the winners revealed
The cheers echoed through the corridors of Manchester's Midland Hotel as the winners of the Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced last night.
The cheers echoed through the corridors of Manchester’s Midland Hotel as the winners of the Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced last night.
The prestigious annual event celebrated the county’s finest hotels, dining pubs, restaurants, food producers and chefs.
Around 300 people filled the Alexandra Suite for the gala evening as Granada Reports presenter, Lucy Meacock, and Cheshire Life food and drink writer, Ray King handed out the awards to the best people in fine dining and hospitality.
There were 14 categories with the winners chosen by a panel of independent judges, comprising Cheshire Life editor Louise Taylor, Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell, highly regarded Cheshire food consultant Rosemary Watts, Trevor Stone, who headed the AstraZeneca catering operation, Ray King and Philippa James, who runs a successful cookery school and is Lancashire Life’s cookery editor.
The winners were presented with the coveted Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards plaques to display. But no one left empty handed as of those shortlisted also took home commemorative plates.
A raffle, with prizes including a holiday to the Maldives and a helicopter flight, also raised a massive �3,500 for on of Europe’s leading cancer centres, The Christie in Manchester.
- 1 Win a unique candles and country house prize
- 2 WIN flowers, chocolates and Prosecco for Valentine's Day
- 3 Everything you need to know about Sarah Beeny's move to Somerset
- 4 Win a relaxing spa stay for two at The QHotels Collection
- 5 Win a short break at Landal Darwin Forest near the Peak District
- 6 The Hairy Bikers Go North to the Peak District
- 7 5 of the best winter walks in and around Cheshire
- 8 5 of the best places to see Snowdrops in Hampshire in 2022
- 9 The best food and drink festivals in Yorkshire in 2022
- 10 22 places in England to visit in 2022
There will be full coverage and a selection of photos of the awards in the December issue of Cheshire Life. Scroll down to view all the photos
Cheshire Hotel of the YearSponsored by Epitome Celebrations
Doubletree by Hilton, Chester
North Wales Hospitality Dining Excellence of the YearSponsored by Prestbury Worldwide Resorts
Kinmel Arms, St George
City Restaurant of the Year – LiverpoolSponsored by R Noone and Sons
Cheshire Dining Pub of the YearSponsored by Visit Chester and Cheshire
Bells of Peover, Lower Peover
City Restaurant of the Year – ManchesterSponsored by R Noone and Sons
Cheshire Restaurant of the YearSponsored by Catering Connections
Michael Caines @ Abode Chester
Cheshire Food Hero of the YearSponsored by e-Foods
Cheshire Smokehouse, Morley Green, Wilmslow
North West Chef of the YearSponsored by Robinsons Brewery
Lisa Allen, Northcote Manor