It was Alan Coxon's range of vinaigres that scooped the coveted Gold Award at Caterer and Hotelkeeper's Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2008.
Coxon's Kitchen: Ancient Greek, Roman and Ale-Gar vinaigres were selected from 200 entries and 61 short-listed products to win gold at the awards, which were held in association with 3663 First for Foodservice.
Coxon's range of vinaigres also picked up the Innovation Award and made the shortlist in the Accompaniments and Ingredients category.
The Excellence in Food and Drink Awards were hosted by wine critic and TV personality Jilly Goolden at London's Dorchester hotel last Friday (21 November).
Ahead of announcing the winners in 17 categories, Goolden treated the audience of more than 250 guests to tales of her stint on ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, which included eating a Kangaroo's penis and rats' tails.
By Emma White
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