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Food Porn Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Food Porn Awards 2019 Winners Announced for the North’s Best-Looking Dishes

The Food Porn Awards has now released this year’s winners, announced at the awards presentation held at Abode in Manchester.

Now in its fourth year, the coveted awards are a celebration of the best-looking dishes from restaurants, bars, pubs and eateries across the North. The awards give chefs in the region an opportunity to enter images of their most stunning and mouth-watering dishes to win the esteemed 2019 award.

This year has seen a record number of entries, with over 450 chefs and restaurants across the North of England submitting their most impressive and creative dishes. The public vote allowed consumers to get involved this year and a record number of over 4,500 foodies voted for their favourite to win the People’s Choice Award.

 Food Porn Awards Winner Rafters Restaurant

The Food Porn Awards ceremony saw Rafters restaurant in Sheffield crowned champion of the Fine Dining category with their Langoustine Minestrone dish, created by Head Chef Tom Lawson. Liverpool based eatery Slim’s Pork Chop Express won the Casual Dining category award with their signature Sunday Roast by Chef Sean Flaherty. Head Chef and owner of Café Mandalay, Ben Popplewell was the winner of the Street Eats category with his Burmese Fish Butty and the award for the Sweet Treats category went to Masons Restaurant & Bar in Manchester for their Grapefruit Panna Cotta, created by Chef Lorena Cardozo.

Food Porn Awards Winner Cafe Mandalay WEB

The public vote saw thousands of votes decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award which was awarded to Café Mandalay’s owner and Head Chef Ben Popplewell for his Burmese Fish Butty dish.

Cafe Mandalay Burmese Banquet

The winning dishes were reviewed by a panel of expert judges, including recipe developers, food bloggers and industry journalists, to select the final winner for each category. Judges include our very own Tara Harris, Director of The Yorkshire Food Guide; Jo Cooksey, Editor of Taste Today; Sophie Bratt, Blogger at Sophie’s Scran; Renate Ruge, freelance food journalist; Matt White, Broadcaster and Food Journalist at I Love MCR and XS radio; Liz Maxwell, Blogger at Delicious York; Henry Stephenson, Managing Director at Stephensons; Bradley Duncan, Marketing Manager of Stephensons and Simon Wood, MasterChef 2015 winner, owner of Wood Manchester and winner of the Food Porn Awards People’s Choice Award 2018.

Over the last four years, the competition has seen more than a thousand entries, among them Manchester hot spots Menagerie and Iberica, The Grand Hotel York, Cumbria’s The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, as well as restaurants from well-known groups, including The Botanist and Blackhouse. Previous winners include Chef Simon Rimmer and his restaurant Earle, Hale and Chef Dave Coulson with his Jesmond based restaurant Peace & Loaf.

Phil Marshall, Managing Director of creative agency Shoot the Moon and curator of the Food Porn Awards, said: “Run purely on mutual PR, the past four years of the awards have been hugely successful and showcased the wide range of talent in the North. After previously extending the reach of the awards, we had to ensure 2019 was even bigger and better. We’re thrilled to have such top talent involved in the awards, from seasoned professionals and renowned establishments to many up-and-coming chefs and restaurants. After a successful year with the expansion of the awards and receiving a record number of entries, we can’t wait to see what the Food Porn Awards 2020 will reveal.”

Sponsors and partners for this year’s awards include catering equipment supplier, Stephensons and specialist food photographers, Eat & Breathe, formally STM Photography.

For more information on the Food Porn Awards, please visit www.foodpornawards.co.uk


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