Westerham Brewery Shortlisted fo FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014
The shortlist for the very first FreeFrom Eating Out Awards, is now out. Says awards director, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson:
‘We are really delighted with the range of eateries and companies who have entered the awards – and excited by the enthusiasm and expertise in ‘freefrom’ shown by many of them. Complying with the new allergen regulations will be a tough ask for many establishments but the shortlist shows just how many of them are already going about it with a will.’
The shortlist includes nationwide chains – such as Pizza Express and Costa Coffee – tiny cafés in Camden Lock, B&B’s in the Lake district and university colleges – while the ‘freefrom products manufactured for food service’ range from breakfast cereals to Bakewell tarts and gluten-free beer from Westerham Brewery.
A range of bottled beers is available from Westerham Brewery, which have been certified gluten-free. These can be purchased online for delivery nationwide, and from selected outlets in the Southeast and London. Contact the brewery for details on 01732 864427 or go to www.westerhambrewery.co.uk.
Says Wan Mak, head of Nutrition and Dietetics for headline awards sponsors, Sodexo:
‘We are very pleased to see such a wide range of entrants for these awards. It is so important that food service is able to implement the new regulations which can help to inform the growing number of people who have to live with dietary restrictions. We are confident that the awards will help to raise awareness and improve compliance in this area.’
The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards were launched in advance of the new allergen declaration regulations coming into force in December this year. They are designed to encourage allergen awareness and to celebrate excellence in the provisions of gluten-free, dairy-free and low-allergen food in the food service sector.
Winners and presentations
The winners will be announced at a presentation party at 4.30pm on the 18th November, the first day of the Food Matters Live event at Excel in London’s Docklands.
The presentations will be made by awards patron, celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson.