An awards scheme for champions of local food has been launched at a conference yesterday (Thursday 22 November.)
The awards are being organised by Foodlink CIC, a company that delivers local produce throughout the island.
The Foodlink CIC Taste Local Food Awards will celebrate the work of local hospitality providers serving the best local ingredients.
and beyond and that was at the heart of the local food revolution in Scotland in the early 2000’s.
Natalie Bayfield, awards convener at Foodlink CIC, led a session for delegates at the Skye on a Plate conference aimed at encouraging micro-producers to engage with hospitality providers and work with Foodlink CIC to get their produce delivered.
“The Foodlink van was incredibly successful in the early years but has not been used to its full potential. By engaging with producers and end users both large and small we hope to reinvigorate the Foodlink van and start a second local food revolution. It is only right that we then celebrate the hospitality providers who are ensuring that residents and visitors alike get to experience the wonderful larder that Skye and Lochalsh has to offer.”
The awards nomination process is currently open and closes on 22 December. Finalists will be announced on New Year’s Day and the Awards lunch will be held at the Sligachan Hotel on the 27th of February 2019. To enter visit www.tastelocalawards.com.