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Festival Chairman recognised at Taste of Staffordshire Awards

Festival Chairman recognised at Taste of Staffordshire Awards
Friday, 20th October saw movers and shakers of the Staffordshire culinary scene attend a glittering ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the NFU Mutual Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2017.
The event offered special cause for celebration for the Stone Food & Drink Festival team, with Chairman Richard Stevens presented with a special Recognition within the Industry award. In addition to acknowledging Richard’s hard work as a volunteer director since the festival started some 12 years ago, the award also recognised his commitment to helping put Stone – and indeed Staffordshire – firmly on the foodie map; notably his work on other events including the Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival, Sandon Spring Fair and the Demonstration Kitchen at Staffordshire County Show.
Richard attended the award ceremony with his wife Janet and several fellow festival team members – but he had no idea where the evening would lead, as he explains:
“I attended the award ceremony under the impression that it was the festival as a whole that was a finalist in one of the categories – I genuinely had no idea that it would be an award to recognise my personal input. I am truly humbled by this honour and it means a huge amount to be recognised within an industry I am so passionate about. I would like to thank Taste of Staffordshire and NFU Mutual for bestowing the honour, and also all of my fellow directors and volunteers for the Stone Food & Drink Festival as without their hard work the event just couldn’t happen.
“I’d also like to thank Janet for her patience and support – especially on those days when the festival workload is particularly heavy. There was talk around the dinner table at home of my retiring as Chairman in 2018, but that would seem rather churlish now – so I won’t be going anywhere!”
With the 2017 Stone Food & Drink Festival attracting record crowds of over 18,000 over the three days plans are already in motion for the 2018 event, which will take place on the 5th, 6th & 7th October next year.

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Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco

Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco
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*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.
 
“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.
 
“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability

*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.

“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.

“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability
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Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke's finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk 

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers

Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke`s finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers
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Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛

Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛 ...

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger 

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood
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Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community

Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community
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