Eat Sheffield Award Winners on Course for Success

16th October 2014

Silversmiths scooped gold position last night to be crowned the winner of the modern British restaurant category at the Eat Sheffield Awards.

Other favourites including The Broadfield, Street Food Chef, Sakushi and Nonna's all took a slice of the winners' pie, being named as the best in their categories. The awards, which are run in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University's Eat Sheffield project, aim to shine the spotlight on the very best of Sheffield's independent and diverse food scene, as voted for by the public. This year saw the introduction of new special recognition awards for community food projects and food events, as well as the new bartender of the year competition. Thousands of votes were received from people wanting to see their favourite local eateries awarded at a ceremony held at Hallam Hall. Max Fischer, one of the region's top restaurateurs and Sheffield Hallam Honorary Doctor, served up a mouth-watering gala dinner with the help of culinary arts students, which included locally sourced produce from Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. The winners in each of the categories at Monday's awards ceremony were: The retail award, multi-format - Beeches of Walkley The retail award, single format - Our Cow Molly, Dungworth Café, unlicensed - Old Glasshouse, Loxley Café, licensed - Tamper: Sellers Wheel in the city centre Traditional pub serving food - The Broadfield, Heeley Top Asian restaurant - Sakushi, city centre Top Mediterranean - Nonna's, Ecclesall Road Top Modern British - Silversmiths, city centre Top 'rest of the world' restaurant - Street Food Chef, city centre Event of the year - PJ Taste for Friends of the Botanical Gardens' 30th anniversary event and Showroom Cinemas for its vegetarian & vegan evenings Newcomer of the year - Smoke BBQ, city centre Community food project - Share at Parson Cross Young chef of the year - Ailidh-Jane Carr, Cross Scythes Hotel, Totley Bartender of the year - Adam Clark, formerly of the Red Deer and of new venture Urban Quarter Niki Baker, Eat Sheffield Awards co-coordinator said: "I would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners for playing a significant role in creating the vibrant food scene we have in Sheffield. This year has been particularly exciting with the introduction of our new categories. Even more exciting was the opportunity to invite our own hospitality students to work with restaurateur Max Fischer to create a menu worthy of any national food award celebrations.

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