The British Cookery School Awards - The results
With so many excellent cookery schools now operating in the UK, it was time that their hard work and dedication to driving Britain’s passion for cooking good, homemade food was celebrated and honoured.
The inaugural British Cookery School Awards, which took place in London on Tuesday 13th November, give schools a chance to shout about their most fantastic achievements and receive recognition for the important role they play in making Brits better cooks at home.
The judges – which included BBC Radio 2 food & drink presenter Nigel Barden and our very own Development Chef Martin Johns – looked for cookery schools which go above and beyond to create a first class cooking experience for its clientele.
The top of the crops will receive national, regional and online media attention, as well as being able to use the British Cookery School Award Winner 2012 logo on all its marketing collateral. Entrants were also in with a chance of scooping up to £1,500 worth of Kenwood kitchen products.
Unsung Hero: Backroom Staff Member : David Viey, L'atelier des Chefs
Best Tutor : John Webber, Nick Nairn Cookery School
Best Young Rising Star : Gloria Ford, Divertimenti
Best Community Engagement : Cookies Cooking School
Best Use of Local Ingredients : Newlyns Cookery School
Best Specialist Cookery School : The Cookery School at the Isle of Wight College
Best English Cookery School : Ashburton Cookery School
Best Scottish Cookery School : Edinburgh New Town Cookery School
Best Welsh Cookery School : The Chef's Room Fish and Cookery School
Best Northern Ireland Cookery School : Belle Isle Cookery School
Best Large Cookery School : Ashburton Cookery School
Best Small Cookery School : Richard Hughes Cookery School
People's Choice - Britain's Favourite Cookery School : Orchards Cookery
Cookery School of the Year : Richard Hughes Cookery School