Do you make the best cheese, jam, pastries or beer? Or do you offer the best afternoon tea or breakfast? If so the Taste Awards 2015 wants to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Post and Deliciouslyorkshire have teamed up for a second year to run the awards which honour the county’s local producers.

In association with leading retail chain Asda, the annual celebration of local food and drink sees the region’s producers recognised across, this year, 22 different award categories.

Entrants have until this weekend to enter the 2015 Awards, with a panel of food and drink industry judges lined up to pick out the very best examples of innovation and success in the region.

Judy Bell, chairman of Deliciouslyorkshire, said: “This year’s awards are going to be bigger and better than ever before and we hope we can attract even more entries than last year.

“These are not just awards for members of Deliciouslyorkshire but a great shop window for people’s produce.

“The awards attract some very talented judges who will be looking at the entries in great detail and giving valuable feedback so this is something that shouldn’t be missed.

“I would encourage as many food and drink enterprises as possible to get involved in something that will raise their profile and invites them to be part of a prestigious awards ceremony in Harrogate in the autumn.”

Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of Yorkshire Post Newspapers, said: “Last year’s awards were a huge success and we know that local producers will benefit from the exposure they will get from being a part of this grand celebration of such an important industry in our region.

“These annual awards, in partnership with Deliciouslyorkshire and Asda, are at the heart of The Yorkshire Post’s year-round commitment to support and campaign for local food and local producers, with the launch of these awards coming hot on the heels of The Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show held in Leeds’ Millennium Square earlier this month.

“The Taste Awards will play a vital role in creating a climate of opinion where buying locally produced food is seen as an integral part of Yorkshire’s continued business growth and development, and celebrates just how good it tastes.

“Some of our smaller producers may be hard pressed to spread the word about the fine products made in their kitchens and on their farms, but the Taste Awards will do precisely that.”

16 October 2014.......   Nigel Barden hosts the  Deliciouslyorkshire, Yorkshire Post and Asda Taste Awards 2014 at The Pavilions. HarrogateTJ100559w Picture Tony JohnsonThe high-profile panel of judges who will be running the rule over the entries include highly respected chefs, retail experts, food writers and industry experts, such as Radio 2 food journalist Nigel Barden, former Rudding Park chef now chef consultant Stephanie Moon, culinary coach and chef Matthew Benson Smith and Yorkshire Food and Drink’s Catherine Scott.

The deadline for entries across the award categories is this weekend.

A shortlist of producers in the running for the prizes will be announced in August and the winners will be unveiled at a grand awards ceremony held at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday, October 21 and will be hosted by Radio 2’s Mr Barden and Deliciouslyorkshire’s Judy Bell.

For full details on how to enter visit www.deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk/awards

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