The winners of the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2016 have been announced.
The annual Awards ceremony, held on Wednesday 22 June at Opera Holland Park, celebrates the best of British food writing and broadcasting.
The prestigious event is organised by the Guild of Food Writers, the UK’s professional association of food writers and broadcasters.
Guild President Xanthe Clay, who presented the Awards, said: ‘The Awards are the biggest in the UK and judged entirely by Guild members. The diverse nature of our winners (from well-known food heroes such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to chef Stephen Harris, blogger Elly McCausland and café couple Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich) demonstrates the breadth of talent in the UK – and our members’ skill at recognising it.’
This year’s Lifetime Achievement award was given to Elisabeth Luard in recognition of the rich talent and unique voice she has demonstrated since the publication of her first book, European Peasant Cookery, exactly three decades ago.
Elisabeth Luard (right) receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from
former President of the Guild of Food Writers Sue Lawrence
Carmel McConnell MBE, founder of the charity Magic Breakfast, received the Guild’s new Inspiration award, voted on by the full Guild membership.
Carmel McConnell MBE
The Awards were generously sponsored by Scotch Beef PGI.
Full details of the winners and sponsors are set out here.
For further details and images please contact the Guild of Food Writers on 020 8659 0422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographs © Lucy Young