Devon Life Food and Drink Awards - the winners are named
PUBLISHED: 14:11 17 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:11 17 November 2014
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Devon’s great food and drink businesses were recognised at the 2014 Devon Life Food and Drink Awards at Sandy Park, Exeter
Nora Espinosa-Corston, Noel Corston, Noel Corston @ EX34 with Tom Biddick, Ashfords
Geoff Hocking, Neil Hocking, Hockings Ice Cream with Diane Jolly, Waitrose
Liz & Tim Hore, The Victoria Inn with Kevin Parr, Frobishers
Dan Garnett, Dan The Fish Man with Sarah Precious, Sandy Park
Scott Andrews, Gidleigh Park, Andy King, Gidleigh Park with Martin Rogers, Savills
Peter Thompson, Church House Inn with ??????, Fermoys
Sean Guyard-Mulkerrin, Patrick Guyard-Mulkerrin with Ralphe Stone, Stonehaven Care Group, Olivier Guyard-Mulkerrin, Sheila Guyard-Mulkerrin all from Les Saveurs
David Shephard, FSB with Emma Tay, Two Birds Kitchen
Stella West-Harling with James Dart
The Team at Darts Farm with Chris Ablett, Stage Engage.
Donna & Paul Berry, The Swan with Nick Reynolds, National Westchem
Lucy Foster, Everys Solicitors with Simon OSullivan, Crediton Farmers Market
Tim Bridden, Lorraine Bridden, Rachel Jowitt, Matai Jowett, Owens Coffee with William Crossley-Tinney, Pyne & Lyon
Roger & Sally Birt, Red Dog Bakery with Kai Horstmann, Exeter Chiefs
Fiona Moores, The Magdalen Chapter with Peter & Henri Greig, Pipers Farm
Michael Lee, Potburys with David & Kathy Jones, Hele Corn Mill & Tea Rooms
Stella West-Harling, the founder and CEO of the Ashburton Cookery School, has been named Devon Food Hero 2014 at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards.
Stella, who was awarded an MBE for services to hospitality in the Queen’s birthday honours earlier this year, founded the cookery school 20 years ago, running vegetarian cookery courses for small groups.
The cookery school has grown to become one of the leading culinary academies in the UK with 36 staff working at the school which teaches up to 60 students a day across five training kitchens.
Collecting her award at a prize ceremony at Sandy Park in Exeter Stella admitted she was overwhelmed by the honour.
Pictures from the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards
James Parker, Sue Stoneman, Sylvain Peltier, Emma Bradbury Andy Bradbury.
Carole Hatcher, Helen Shears, Wendy Thomas, Emily Winslow, Andrew Maynard.
Lucy George-Foster, Nathan Stone, Emily Winslow, Chris Potter, Wendy Thomas, Andrew Maynard, Helen Shears, Ralphe Stone, Stephen Stone, Carole Hatcher.
Jeremy Smith, Tilly Knowles, Flo Eggins, Bev Gratton, Tasha Pavis.
Julia Strang, Will Strang.
Stevie Pull, Chris Singh, Richard Haddock, Caroline Haddock, David Shephard, Caroline Shephard.
Lucy Birch, Christian Ablett, Krystle Birch.
Tim Hore, Liz Hore, Michael Marker, Emma Thomasson.
Alex Lord, Daisy Tay, Enma Tay, Robin Tay, Aisha Montgomery-Swan,
Dave Mone, Sue Mone, Peter Thomson, Lauren Smith, Sian Bates, Alice Barlow.
Andrew Stokes, Margaret Taylor, Mark Spry, Steph Spry, Claire Small, James Dart, Rhys Liley, Helen Luscombe, Lizzie Kirsch.
Andy King, Nick Hewison, Sarah Holden , Scott Andrews.
Paul Weston, Kerry Downing, Matt Downing, Kevin Parr.
Sam Langridge, Laura Murch.
Alex Atkins, Liz Hedderly, Chris Wright, Diane Jolly, Chris Reynard, Margaret Edward-Hughes.
Paloma Hermoso, Raul Fuentes.
Laura Bond, Stephen Bond, Emily Winzer, Jon Davis, Richard Winzer , Susie Winzer, Richard Winzer, Becky Hutchings, Richard Stephenson, Amy Winzer.
Paul and Donna Berry, Sue and Pete Moffat.
Richard Winzer, Becky Hutchings, Susie Winzer, Richard Winzer, Richard Stephenson.
Kate Allen, Simon Tozer, Mike Palmer, Sarah Creates.
Peter Thomson, Sian Bates, Sue Mone, Dave Mone
Sally and Roger Birt.
8 Tilly Knowles, Jeremy Smith
Peter Rees, Philippa , Cheryl.
Also collecting an award at the event was Kevin Lan, who wowed the judges of the Devon Life Home Cook of the Year awards and took first prize.
Spear fishing Frenchman Olivier Guyard-Mulkerrin from Exmouth restaurant Les Saveurs was named Chef of the Year while the exceptional talents of Noel Corston earned his Woolacombe restaurant NC@EX34 the accolade of best restaurant/fine dining experience.
The full list of winners is:
Best chef of the year was Olivier Guyard-Mulkerrin from Exmouth’s Les Saveurs restaurant. Also shortlisted were Noel Corston from NC@34 in Woolacombe and James Bexter from the River Exe Café.
Best seafood supplier of the year was Dan ‘The Fish Man’ Garnett, who sells locally-caught fish across North Devon and beyond and is a passionate advocate of seafood. Also shortlisted were the Fish Deli at Ashburton and Brixham-based Devon Fish Box.
The Devon Life food hero 2014 was awarded to the founder and chief executive of the Ashburton Cookery School Stella West-Harling MBE.