Food Award Finalists & Winners

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... And the winner is ...

Well, we believe all that entered were winners but at the award dinner on the 7th November, the awards went to -

The Winner

The Squire; Potato, Cheese, Spinach & Onion Pie - Miss Millie's Pies, Most Marvellous Baking

Runner up

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich - Connie's Tea Parlour, Sara Jayne Catering, Holdenby.

Congratulations to all. 


From popcorn to pies, cheese to chocolate tiffin and cake to curry bases, the line-up of products battling it out for culinary glory in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

The Awards, now in their tenth year, are aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, recognising excellence within the county’s dining venues and rewarding those who work so hard within the culinary sector.
The latest judging session, which followed a longlisting process last month, was held at Holdenby House and saw a panel of judges including Ann Turner, Interim Principal of category sponsor Moulton College, former cookery school owner Mary Laing and Paul Maylunn from Northamptonshire Trading Standards tuck into a wide range of tasty treats vying not just for the traditional two, but three of the Awards’ prestigious titles.
That new, category – that of ‘Artisan Local Vegetarian / Vegan Product of the Year’ category – was introduced following a rise in the number of such product entries into the competition in recent years and comes thanks to the generous sponsorship of Northampton wholefood retailer, Daily Bread.


Artisan Local Vegetarian / Vegan Product of the Year (sponsored by Daily Bread):

  • Chocolate and Cherry Cake with Coconut Cream – Sol Laug Havens CIC, Moulton
  • Little Bars of Happiness (chocolate, apricot and orange) – The Happy Little Cake Company, Northampton
  • Munchable Multiseed Dippers – Most Marvellous Baking, Northampton
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding – Flo’s Kitchen, Northampton
  • The Squire; potato, cheese, spinach & onion pie – Miss Millie’s Pies (Most Marvellous Baking), Northampton
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich – Connie’s Tea Parlour at Holdenby House, Holdenby

Among the finalists to be celebrating success in being shortlisted are :-

Flos KitchenFlo’s Kitchen - Ben Carter and Jess Fletcher from Northampton who set up Flo’s Kitchen in October 2016 after struggling to find delicious vegan products for themselves. They now produce a wide range of sweet and savoury products and specialise in desserts.




NatashaNatasha from The Loving Chef, offering TLC for your Soul mission is to nourish, heal and rejuvenate through food. Natasha shares her knowledge and wisdom combined with spiritual eating habits to the world, through keynotes at Vegan Life Live events, blogs, social media, cookery demonstrations and one to one lessons.



cookie sandwichConnie The Vintage Travelling Tearoom has a new home at Holdenby House. While the caravan travels the country, Connie’s Tea Parlour at Holdenby House has opened its doors permanently in the old Victorian Stableyard.





The Squire pieMiss Millie's Most Marvellous Pies Our Most Marvellous pies, which launched during British Pie Week 2018, are hand-crafted using some of the finest ingredients the county of Spires and Squires has to offer, baked in small batches for a delicious taste of Northamptonshire.




Munchable multiseed dippers 500x500Master Marcus's Most Marvellous Snacks Our munchable multiseed dippers are packed with seeds and gluten-free oats and finished with a sprinkling of umami dust. They are perfect for dunking in all your favourite dips. 






Apricot OrangeThe Happy Little Cake Company - spreading a little happiness, cake by cake. We bake handmade gluten-free treats for individual customers and coffee shops and tea rooms across Northamptonshire. In response to increasing demand for vegan goodies, we recently introduced our Little Bars of Happiness.




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For more details on the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2018/19, please visit the Awards’ website at or contact Rachel Mallows on 01933 664437 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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