We are absolutely delighted that we were awarded third place (Commended) for our Bed and Breakfast in the Free From Eating Out Awards yesterday atFoodMatters Live in London.
The team behind the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards has worked in ‘freefrom’ for over 20 years. They run one of the web’s largest informational resources for allergy and intolerance, FreeFromMatters with over three quarters of a million unique visitors a year.
For the last seven years, they have also run extremely successful retail Freefrom Food Awards which have done much to drive innovation and excellence in the retail freefrom market.
The team is headed up by freefrom expert, food/health writer Michelle Berriedale-Johnson who presents regularly on freefrom and has written over a dozen books on allergy/freefrom food alone.
“The standard of the entries was exceptionally high while the enthusiasm and commitment of the chefs and owners was really heart warming. We are very excited about the possibilities offered to the food service industry by the freefrom movement and expect freefrom’in food service to grow at an even faster rate than the 15% year on year that it has achieved in the retail market.
Said Wan Mak, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at awards sponsors, Sodexo,
We are delighted by the response to the launch of these awards. It is so important that food service is able to implement the new allergen regulations which can help to inform the growing number of people who have to live on restricted diets. We are sure that these awards will help to raise awareness of the regulations and help to encourage compliance.”
Certificates were presented to the winners by TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson.