Food & Drink

Food to be sold past best before date in Devon

Convenience stores in Crediton, Exeter and Exmouth will be selling selected products past their ‘best before' date as it relates to quality, not the safety of the product.

With the aim of keeping more food in the human food chain, Southern Co-op has expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint initiative with products being reduced to just 20p.

Now available in more than 100 Co-...

Food Drink Devon launches 2022 Awards and new Devon 'Chef of the Year' competition

Following on from the hugely successful tenth anniversary awards’ celebration last autumn, entries are now open for the prestigious 2022 Food Drink Devon Awards, supported by 2022 platinum sponsor Partners&. The gold standard industry accolades, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most talented producers and establishments and this year will also include...


Why Catering Companies are Booming Again in the UK?

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest threats that catering companies in the UK have ever faced.

The governmental restrictions banned big celebrations and mass gatherings that the catering industry has thrived on for decades and even smaller gatherings were not permitted during lockdowns.

In early 2021 the ONS reported that 55% of hospitality businesses had temporarily...

Christmas bookings on another level at popular Plymouth restaurant

Bookings for this year’s festivities have hit an all-time high at a Plymouth-based restaurant as guests start to plan Christmas get-togethers with friends and family.

Having missed out on celebrating in full during the 2020 festivities, it seems that guests from across Devon are now looking to make up for lost time at the restaurant that was created by famed chef Marco Pierre White....

Plymouth German Doner Kebab makes the shortlist for Deliveroo’s ‘Most Loved Chain’

German Doner Kebab has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for Deliveroo’s ‘Most-Loved Chain’ in the upcoming Restaurant Awards.

The gourmet kebab chain has been recognised as one of the top contenders for the third annual Restaurant Awards celebrating the best restaurants and grocers available on Deliveroo.

Voting has re-opened until the 18th of October where the public...

Food Drink Devon Award winners 2021 with host Oz Clarke OBE

Devon’s Finest Honoured at Sell-Out Food Drink Devon Awards

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at Monday (4th October) night’s 10th Food Drink Devon Awards. Over 250 of the county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in style at the esteemed awards’ ceremony, held at the Grade II listed Victorian New Continental Hotel, in Plymouth. The ceremony was hosted by wine writer...

Cornish Dairy’s Butter Rated ‘Outstanding’ in World’s Largest Food and Drink Awards

Trewithen Dairy has been awarded 2-stars in the Great Taste Awards, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Revealed on Tuesday 21 September, their Salted Butter churned from Cornish cream achieved ‘outstanding’ in the judges blind taste tests - less than 10% of all 14,113 entries have received this rating.

Trewithen Dairy’s Salted Butter is churned from cream...

Tavistock-based  Flapjackery is among the Great Taste winners of 2021

Tavistock-based Flapjackery’s Clotted Cream Fudge Flapjack has been awarded a coveted gold star by Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Out of 5,383 products worldwide to receive a Great Taste 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade, its delicious Clotted Cream Fudge Flapjack will now be able to display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence...

Wickhams founder, Dan Farrell-Wright

Wickhams Shortlisted for Prestigious Decanter Retailer Awards 2021

Less than a year after launching, Devon-based independent online wine and spirit merchant, Wickhams has been included in the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 shortlist, in not just one but two categories. Launched in November 2020, new start-up Wickhams is included in the fiercely contested ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and ‘England & Wales Specialist’ category shortlists. With a record number of...

Pub landlord and landlady Volunteer Inn Ottery St Mary

Ottery landlord has starring role in new pub kitchen seminar

On September 20 The Chefs’ Forum is presenting a seminar for all pub kitchens – and Volley landlord Mike Down is making his small screen debut!

The two-hour event in partnership with Rational focuses on how new technology is enabling pubs like the Volunteer Inn to do more with less. It will also cover topics such as Natasha’s Law, healthier menus, waste reduction and future staffing...

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