Artisan food school takes prize

Congratulations to The School of Artisan Food at Welbeck, Nottinghamshire for beating dozens of other cookery schools from across the country to win the accolade of Cookery School of the Year at the British Cookery School Awards 2014. The School also won best large professional cookery school for the second year running.

Awarded the prize for Britain's top cookery school
Awarded the prize for Britain’s top cookery school

The event was hosted by head judge and BBC Radio 2’s food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden at Porchester Hall in London

Nigel said one of the reasons for the school to take the title was that the school has “a passionate team that thinks big but delivers on the detail.  They have hand-picked the very best artisans to share their knowledge and expertise and are the only not-for-profit organisation in the UK dedicated to teaching skills in artisan food production.”

(L - R) Martin Swift from Kenwood, Fiona Shepherd, Amie McDonald and Lynn Hopkins from The School of Artisan Food and Nigel Barden, BBC Radio2 Food Presenter
(L – R) Martin Swift from Kenwood, Fiona Shepherd, Amie McDonald and Lynn Hopkins from The School of Artisan Food and Nigel Barden, BBC Radio2 Food Presenter

Joe Piliero of The School of Artisan Food added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be named Cookery School of the Year on top of being chosen as Best Large Professional School. We were up against some of the best of Britain’s cookery schools, so this is an outstanding achievement for all of us at the School, just amazing!”

A full list of winners can be found here … www.britishcookeryschoolawards.co.uk

Bruce

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.

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