The Winners of the YBFs 2014 were announced on 3rd September 2014 at a ceremony hosted at TATE Britain which was attended by many of the great and good of the food industry.
The YBFs Awards has firmly established it’s role to discover and shine the spotlight on new and innovative UK food talent. In its third year, the winners line up is stronger than ever; Chloe Scott Moncrieff, food journalist and one of the three founders explains; “The awards have been extra special this year. From the ballsy butchers to the incredible bakers to the new young chefs, not only was the calibre of YBF finalists dazzling, but awards night at Tate Britain was a stellar affair. It was wild and most importantly, celebratory. We’re here to celebrate the new young food & drink talent coming through across Britain. This year, nearly 50 % of our winners weren’t London-based but hailed from everywhere from Cornwall to Suffolk to Scotland, showing the Young British Foodies is a truly national movement”.
The awards evening was a celebration of The YBFs and guests were invited to taste the culinary talents of some of the YBF entrants, including Dishoom, Artisan Smokehouse and The Exploding Bakery. Guests enjoyed an eclectic mix of modern recipes, washed down with drinks such as the new and creative cocktails from Chase vodka, extra sweet honey beer by Hiver Beer and carefully selected Prosecco, White and Red wine from Tate Food. Arganic were lucky enough to collaborate with the lovely Bethany Kehdy, who did a fantastic job at creating delicious recipes for us to demonstrate our culinary Argan Oil (thank you Bethany!!).
As well as having an amazing evening, this year Arganic also took away the Honorary award which we are unbelievably thrilled about (see below the phots of Dana looking very smiley after receiving her award)! Chloe Scott-Moncrieff stated-
“Dana won because not only is her argan oil from the Berbers in Morocco delicious, healthy and will give all British salads a makeover but the story behind her business, is incredible, emotionally inspiring and shows she has a truly doughty spirit.”
This is such an exciting time for Arganic, and we are so grateful for all of your support… thank you everyone!!