Launch for food awards

THE best local produce and food is being sought out for this year’s county food and drink awards.

The Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards launched on Thursday last week for its fourth year.

The awards are aimed at celebrating all that is great about local produce and drink, recognising excellence within the county’s dining venues and rewarding hard work within the culinary sector.

This year there are 12 categories, from spice chef of the year through to artisan local product of the year along with awards for the best new local product and drink.

The public can nominate their choices for community pub (both rural and town) of the year and local food hero.

For entry and nomination forms go to: