insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 99

FOOD + DRINK

TASTE OF KENT AWARDS 2017 WINNERS REVEALED

THE WINNERS OF PRODUCED IN KENT ’ S TASTE OF KENT AWARDS WERE REVEALED IN MARCH , AFTER BEING RECOGNISED AS KENT ’ S ULTIMATE FOOD AND DRINK CHAMPIONS AT THIS YEAR ’ S BLACK TIE EVENT , WHICH WAS HELD AT THE KENT EVENT CENTRE , KENT SHOWGROUND , DETLING .
Stephanie Durling of Produced in Kent , comments : “ We would like to congratulate the winners and all the finalists . This year ’ s awards have once again attracted thousands of votes from across the county and beyond and the results were once again extremely close .
“ The people of Kent have chosen the flavours , products , produce and venues they have enjoyed the most over the last 12 months . The awards not only highlight the finest produce the county has to offer but , for the winners , the awards are the ultimate stamp of approval from their customers and confirmation of their food and drink excellence .”
Erica Dennett , partner at Cripps , said : “ At Cripps we are stalwart supporters of the local food and drink industry and are proud to have been the main sponsor of the Taste of Kent Awards for the sixth year running . The quality of this year ’ s finalists has been very impressive .”
Stephanie Durling adds : “ We would like to thank everyone who nominated and took the time to vote . It ’ s fantastic to see just how much people appreciate the produce of Kent . We would also like to thank Jason Freedman owner of Curiously Kentish for preparing an exciting Kentish dinner for us again this year and students from Mid Kent College . We would also like to extend our thanks to the Kent Event Centre and the Showground for their valuable support .
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