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Entries flood in for Scottish Food & Drink Excellence awards

19 April 2011 by
Entries flood in for Scottish Food & Drink Excellence awards

Over fifty entries have been shortlisted for the 2011 Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards, it was announced today.

The Food Tourism award shortlists G&G Sinclair - Craigie's Farm Deli & Café, Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier and the Scottish Chocolate Centre and the Waterfront Bar & Seafood Restaurant in Oban.

The Old Course hotel, Nick Nairn's Rivermill Ltd and McGhee's Bakery & Mr Singh's Indian Restaurant are vying for the Success Through Working in Partnerships award.

Other contenders in various categories include Moray Seafoods, Great Glen Game, St James Smokehouse and DipNation's chunky dips.

Still to be announced is the shortlist for the Young Scottish Chef of the Year. Shortlisted entrants will participate in a cook-off in front of a panel of high profile judges including Martin Wishart.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 26 May. This is the 15th year of the Excellence Awards organised jointly by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and Scotland Food & Drink.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Soup, Preserve, Accompaniments - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Huntly Herbs - Hot Lemon Relish
  • Huntly Herbs - Black Isle Porter Chutney
  • Summer Harvest Oils - Summer Harvest Bramble & Juniper Dressing

Fish & Seafood - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK - Wild Waters Smoked Salmon & Gravadlax
  • Moray Seafoods - Shellfish & Seafood Range
  • St James' Smokehouse - St James Scotch Reserve Smoked Salmon Range
  • Loch Fyne Oysters - Loch Fyne Citrus & Black Pepper Infused Scottish Smoked Salmon

Bakery & Cereal-based - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Border Biscuits - Gourmet Goodness Range
  • Nairn's Oatcakes - Gluten Free Porridge, Muesli & Oatcakes
  • Stoats - Porridge Oat Bars in eight flavours
  • Tilquhillie Fine Foods - Oaties Sweet Biscuit Range

Meat (Red, White & Game) - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • The Blackface Meat Company - Pheasant Stuffed with Haggis
  • Castle MacLennan Foods - Duchy Originals Chicken/Pork Pates
  • The Deeside Smokehouse - Venison Salami & Chorizo
  • The Store - Braised Lamb Pie
  • The Store - Six Nations Sausages range
  • Great Glen Game - Charcuterie made with Pure Wild Scottish Venison
  • Taste of Bute - Sleeping Warrior Hot Smoked Sausage

Drink (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic) - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • VC2 Brands - 1488 Premium Whisky Beer
  • Spencerfield Spirit Co - Edinburgh Gin
  • VC2 Brands - Stiffy's Original Jaffa Cake Flavoured Premium Vodka Liqueur

Dairy Product - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Graham's The Family Dairy - 1% Organic Milk
  • Graham's The Family Dairy - Flavoured Ice Cream Range
  • Macphie of Glenbervie - DeviliShh' Range of Premium Puddings

Confectionery & Snacking - sponsored by Clydesdale Bank

  • Cocoa Ooze Chocolates - Deluxe Range of Flavoured Chocolates
  • DipNation - Chunky Dips
  • Mackie's at Taypack - Scotch Bonnet Chilli Pepper Flavour Crisps

Food Service - sponsored by Sodexo

  • The Deeside Smokehouse - Venison Salami & Chorizo
  • Lazy Day Foods - Mini Iced Loaf Cake Range
  • Macphie of Glenbervie - Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • St James' Smokehouse - Innovatively Flavoured Hot Smoked & Cold Smoked Salmon

Product Innovation - sponsored by Johnston Carmichael

  • Saladworx - Salad Leaves, Herbs & Edible Flowers
  • Spencerfield Spirit Co - Edinburgh Gin
  • Macsween of Edinburgh - Macsween 1-minute Haggis Range
  • Stoats - Strawberry & Coconut Oat Bar

Healthy Choices/Healthy Eating - sponsored by Food & Health Alliance

  • McGhee's Bakery - Scotch Pie with 40% Less Fat
  • Supernature - Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
  • Tio - Prepared Crunchy Organic Carrot Portions

International Business of the Year - sponsored by Speyside Glenlivet

  • St James' Smokehouse
  • The Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
  • Lossie Seafoods

Marketing Initiative of the Year - sponsored by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

  • Graham's The Family Dairy - Graham's Family Dairy brand
  • Gordon and MacPhail - Launch of the world's oldest Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Simon Howie Foods - Simon Howie brand development campaign

Success Through Working in Partnerships - sponsored by the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society

  • McGhee's Bakery - Pars Foods & Mr Singh's Indian Restaurant
  • The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa - Program of suppliers lunches
  • Rivermill - Nick Nairn, Rivermill & manufacturers
  • Profiting Through Skills - sponsored by the Scotland Food & Drink Skills Academy (SFDSA)
  • AK Stoddart
  • Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
  • VC2 Brands

Environmental Sustainability - sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

  • Angus Soft Fruits
  • Macrae Edinburgh
  • Eden Springs

Food Tourism - sponsored by VisitScotland

  • G&G Sinclair - Craigie's Farm Deli & Cafe
  • Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier - Scottish Chocolate Centre
  • Waterfront Bar & Seafood Restaurant

By Emily Manson

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