2012 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - Meet the judges

PUBLISHED: 16:36 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:47 20 February 2013

Roger Borrell

Roger Borrell

The judges of the Lancashire Life and Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards have been dining and deliberating across the region

The presentation of Lancashire Life and Cheshire Lifes Food and Drink Awards is now firmly established as one of the most glittering occasions in the North Wests culinary calendar.

Next month - October 29th - the grandeur of the Midland Hotel in Manchester will be the setting for the black tie event when the winners of the prestigious hospitality awards are announced.

The recipients of these accolades for the best hotels, restaurants and most dedicated food producers, have been chosen by an independent panel of judges. They seek to pay tribute to the personalities and firms which are the cream of the regions foodie industry.

The judging team comprises: Louise Allen-Taylor, editor of Cheshire Life; Roger Borrell, editor of Lancashire Life and group editor of Archant Life North; food and wine writer Ray King; Philippa James, Lancashire Lifes cookery editor; Trevor Stone, Cheshire-based food consultant, former catering and hospitality executive at AstraZeneca and Rosemary Watts, renowned chef and catering consultant. Their shortlist will be revealed in the October issues of Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life.

Join the celebrations

We would like to invite readers to the awards dinner to show your appreciation for what is genuinely some of the finest talent to be found not just in the region but the country.

Tickets for the Awards evening are now available to buy. Places are limited so please reserve your tickets immediately to avoid disappointment.

Individual tickets are 65 each plus VAT. The price includes a champagne reception, a 4 course dinner with wine.

Please call Linda Chase to book your tickets on 0161 928 0333 or email - linda.chase@archant.co.uk. We would love to see you there.

The 2012 categories:

North West Food Hero of the Year

Cheshire Life Hotel of the Year

Lancashire Life Hotel of the Year

Lake District Hotel of the Year

North Wales Hospitality/Dining Excellence of the Year

Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year

Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year

Cheshire Life Dining pub of the Year

Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year

Lake District Dining Pub/Restaurant

Cheshire Life Food Producer of the Year

Lancashire Life Food Producer of the Year

Manchester Restaurant of the Year

Liverpool Restaurant of the Year

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