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Local Businesses in the Running for Good Food Awards

A glittering awards ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral will see food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head this month, with local businesses hoping to win recognition.

The Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards on Friday 20th October has forty of the best restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and other food & drink businesses are in the running for the awards at a prestigious gala black tie dinner, including Dog & Doublet Inn at Sandon, The Borehole pub, Moddershall Oaks, and Lymestone Brewery.

The menu will feature three mouth-watering courses from the team at McKenzie’s Restaurant, alongside canapes from Lichfield chef Liam Dillon, who has worked under Marcus Wareing and at some of the world’s best restaurants including Noma in Copenhagen.

Taste of Staffordshire is a partnership between Destination Staffordshire and NFU Mutual’s Stone Agency, who are license holders for the brand.

Destination Staffordshire Visitor Economy Manager Graeme Whitehead said: “We’ve put together the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards, in collaboration with NFU Mutual’s Stone Agency, to celebrate the best food and drink businesses in Staffordshire.

“They are going above and beyond to deliver the best experience to their customers and promote sustainability by using local produce as much as possible.

“It promises to be an excellent night, in magnificent surroundings, and we look forward to giving them the recognition they deserve for their hard work.”

Winners in 10 categories will be announced, including Tea Room/Coffee Shop of the Year, Public House of the Year, and Independent Restaurant of the Year. There will also be a keynote address from Ian Wright, Director General of the Food & Drink Federation, and a silent charity auction to support the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford.

Tickets are priced at £57.95, or £550 for a table of ten from

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