Orkney’s finest food and drink businesses were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony held in Kirkwall tonight (Saturday, 4 October).
Twenty-eight local food and drink firms were shortlisted for 12 different awards, covering everything from the best breakfast, lunch and evening meal, to the finest bakery, drink and dairy product. Prizes for the top marketing initiative and new product were also presented, along with a special award for continued excellence.
Over 2,500 public nominations were received following the launch of the awards in April, with the shortlist drawn up by Orkney Food and Drink and a team of independent category adjudicators.
The winners, listed below, were announced at tonight’s gala awards dinner in Kirkwall’s Pickaquoy Centre, with each successful business receiving a unique crystal trophy.
ORKNEY FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2014
Best Evening Meal
Best Lunch or High Tea
Best School Dinners
Best Local Food Retailer
Best Marketing Initiative
Best New Product
Best Meat Based Product
Best Dairy Based Product
Best Bakery Based Product
W. F. M. Brown, Westray.
Best Drink Product
Special Prize for Continued Excellence (any area)