Judging for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards is a pretty full time job, especially up in the north of England where we have relatively few judges and quite a lot of entrants. So when one of our new judges, coeliac Jackie Woodhead, realised that judging was going to clash with looking after her gran, there was only one answer – take Gran too!! So off they went – to Strada, Pizza Express, some Wetherspoons pubs and to Hird’s Fish and chipper in Halifax – which Gran said was the best fish and chips she had ever eaten!
(But before you get too excited, Hird’s – quite lot of judges reported that the fish and chippers they visit served them the best fish and chips they add ever eaten….)
Here is Jackie’s Gran with her mum-in-law looking very happy after their fish and chips lunch!
The judging in now almost complete so next week we will be sitting down with all the judges’ reports to choose the winners. Meanwhile, the trophy is on its way back from the Labyrinth Holistic Café, last year’s winner, Kathy is creating guests lists for the presentation and our celebration drinks party at Food Matters Live on November 21st – and lovely Judge Benjamin is putting the finishing touches to our new interactive map. This will include all the gold, silver and bronze winners and the shortlisted entries from the last three years awards. It will be unveiled on the Eating Out Awards site at the presentation.
And if you want to know what a good time some of our judges have have – check in to GlutenFreeMrsD’s blog here….
Watch this space…