Friday, 20th October saw movers and shakers of the Staffordshire culinary scene attend a glittering ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the NFU Mutual Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2017.
“I attended the award ceremony under the impression that it was the festival as a whole that was a finalist in one of the categories – I genuinely had no idea that it would be an award to recognise my personal input. I am truly humbled by this honour and it means a huge amount to be recognised within an industry I am so passionate about. I would like to thank Taste of Staffordshire and NFU Mutual for bestowing the honour, and also all of my fellow directors and volunteers for the Stone Food & Drink Festival as without their hard work the event just couldn’t happen.“I’d also like to thank Janet for her patience and support – especially on those days when the festival workload is particularly heavy. There was talk around the dinner table at home of my retiring as Chairman in 2018, but that would seem rather churlish now - so I won’t be going anywhere!”