Northamptonshire holds awards for local businesses

Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards logo
Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards logo

Nothing is stopping Northamptonshire’s annual Food and Drink Awards.

Although organisers had just three working days to organise this event, they have managed to set it up.

The 12th annual Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards will be going ahead this year, despite Covid-19 and will be hosted online at 7pm tonight.

The awards ceremony aims to highlight the best of the county’s food and drink scene.

The award show will be split into two parts. The first part will be celebrating finalists who are able to remain open during the lockdown.

The second part will be hosted next month once restrictions have been lifted, to announce the results for categories such as Chef of the Year and Booker Dining Venue.

Organising an online event is no easy task. Rachel Mallows, the director of the PR firm The Mallows Company, highlighted the challenges of hosting the event.

“We went into a second lockdown and we only had three working days to get all the formal parts together and record the zooms.

“We couldn’t have done it without the expertise of the Royal and Derngate who were amazing”.

Despite the limitations of the lockdowns, businesses have been able to help their communities.

“It’s an opportunity to shine a light on those businesses that have done exceptionally well and those that have helped the community.

“Next time we will have a local heroes category… That’s the best thing, shining a light on someone else’s hard work and giving them the glory they deserve.”

If you wish to follow the event and any of their updates on social media, join them on their Facebook page @foodawards and Twitter and Instagram at @foodawardsHQ.

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