BBC Good Food Awards, a feast for the senses
06 May 2014 by Rida Daher
On the 1st of May, members of the SustainIt team, Katie Stockford and Rida Daher volunteered with Square Food Foundation at the BBC Good Food Awards. Four hundred visitors attended the awards ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Bristol.
Square Food Foundation teaches basic cookery and other life skills to those facing exclusion or disadvantage. Square Food Foundation are a Community Interest Company meaning that every penny from running their Enthusiast Masterclasses is used to fund their community work.
BBC Good Food awards represent a special standard of excellence in everything related to food. Judges this year included Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc.. The award titles included:
- Best Local Food Retailer
- Cook of the Year
- Best Food Producer
- Best Drinks Producer
- Outstanding Farmer of the Year
- Best Food Market
- Best Street Food/Takeaway
- Best Initiative in British Food
- Food Personality of the Year
- Derek Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award
- BBC Radio Bristol Search for a Food Hero Award
Square Food Foundation joined forces with the organisers and helped cook and display a selection of food from the finalists. Among the dishes prepared; were:
- beef broth ,
- slow braised ‘confit’ of ox cheek, tail and skirt with celery,
- lamb’s heart Lebanese style (thinly sliced, parsley, lemon, sumac, grilled on flat bread,
- flash fried lamb’s liver with onion, red wine and rosemary,
- And some delicious sausages made using Edge and Son’s reciple from 1844.
The event proved to be a huge success and lots of people were keen to try the delicious food prepared. Furthermore, Katie expressed her enthusiasm for supporting such a valuable organisation by saying; ‘’I am glad I was part of this wonderful event. It was worth the four hours hard work spent volunteering for Square Food Foundation’’.