Winners of the Eat Game Awards being recognised Today
Celebrating truly wild British produce the awards, in association with Purdey and Taste of Game, are being announced over social media today following the cancellation of the ceremony in line with government advice.
Dan Jago, Chairman of Purdey said: “Purdey and Taste of Game received an incredible number of nominations this year and those that went through to the final fully deserve their success and recognition. The Awards acknowledge wild game as a part of our heritage and there could not be a better time to support our small businesses; butchers, farm shops and game producers who are creating new ways for us all to enjoy wild game, particularly in these difficult times. Congratulations should go to everyone who was nominated.”
Annette Woolcock, head of the Taste of Game initiative, said: “Under the current circumstances it is a joy to be able to celebrate and reward those businesses that care about truly wild British produce. Those that go the extra mile in the knowledge that you cannot beat wild game for sustainability, health and taste.”
The awards now in their second year include 13 categories. The ‘Champion of Champions’ award is voted on by a panel of judges, the ‘Best Teacher’ award is voted on by BASC schools changer project, the rest are decided on by public vote.
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