Yealands Family Wines was today named among three businesses shortlisted for the Supplier of the Year category, at the Food Made Good Awards 2017, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) annual industry leading accolades.
The award is one of 17 that will be presented by SRA President Raymond Blanc and Vice President Prue Leith, at a special ceremony on 5 October at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall.
Lisa Parslow, UK Marketing Manager for Yealands said: “We are thrilled to be nominated for this award by the SRA. Such recognition from an organisation that shares the same values as ours and is outside the wine industry adds a huge amount of credibility to what we are trying to achieve, which is create award-winning wines that don’t cost the earth ”.
The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and food service businesses whose extraordinary accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.
Ten of the awards align with the key themes of the SRA’s Food Made Programme which when combined go together to define a ‘good’ restaurant or foodservice business. A full list of the award categories and the shortlisted restaurants is available below.
The Supplier of the Year award is designed to recognise foodservice suppliers demonstrating innovation to drive forward sustainability in the sector. When the SRA called on operators to showcase the beauty and breadth of British producers many took the opportunity to hero their suppliers as well as find new, more local ones.
Raymond Blanc, who is also curating the lunch at the awards ceremony, said: “The Food Made Good Awards are so critical, recognising the work and commitment of individuals and organisations responsible for bringing new ethics to our food production, and sharing those values in our kitchens and with consumers.
“The awards truly remind us why we are so proud to work in this industry. Food and its production touches every part of our lives; it will define the society and communities of tomorrow, as well as our health and the health of the planet. Each and every one of the shortlisted businesses have demonstrated food’s huge potential as a force for good. I am honoured to play some part in rewarding their significant achievements.”
The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and food service businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.
The first ten categories define what a ‘good’ restaurant or foodservice business should do. A full list of the categories and the shortlisted restaurants is available below.
As well as the ten Food Made Good themed awards which champion ground-breaking ideas and initiatives to inspire the whole industry to mobilise for greater change across the three main themes of
Sourcing, Environment and Society, there are a further seven categories. These include the Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero Award which the Chef Patron of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons presented to chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver in 2016.
There are a number of new categories for 2017, including the Good To Go award which will be presented in partnership with Just Eat. There’s also an award for the new kids on the block; the Open Right award will be presented to the business which has opened a site in the last 18 months with sustainability built in.
Voting for The People’s Favourite Restaurant which is the only award decided by the public, is currently taking place on the delicious magazine website.