Taste of Kent Awards

PUBLISHED: 12:54 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 20 February 2013

Adrian and Tracey Meads with Naomi and Norman Rabone

Adrian and Tracey Meads with Naomi and Norman Rabone

The fifth Taste of Kent Awards, the brainchild of food and drink champions, Produced in Kent, attracted record levels of voting from members of the public, with a 42 per cent increase in votes over last year. The finalists,...

The fifth Taste of Kent Awards, the brainchild of food and drink champions, Produced in Kent, attracted record levels of voting from members of the public, with a 42 per cent increase in votes over last year. The finalists, together with key supporters, Kent Life, Kent County Council and Hadlow College, gathered with the award sponsors to hear the winners announced in Leeds Castle's Fairfax Hall. A panel of expert judges had whittled down the three most popular entries in each of the 12 public voting categories to one overall winner. And for the first time, in a 13th special category, the Taste of Kent Awards also acknowledged the county's most innovative food or drink product. Produced in Kent manager Julie Monkman said: "In a tough economic climate, all these companies are playing a pivotal role in creating jobs and stimulating Kent's rural economy.

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