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Best food and drink celebrated

Food and drink were celebrated in style with a glittering awards ceremony.

The Milton Keynes Food and Leisure Awards were announced on May 14 and honoured restaurants, pubs, hotels, chefs, staff members, gyms and other venues.

The ceremony, which was sold out, was the first of its kind in the city and took place at The Swan, in Milton Keynes Village.

One of the main awards was for Best Chef, which went to Mark Austin from The Swan, Salford.

The Best Restaurant was named as Crooked Billet, and the Best Bar was named as The Living Room.

Organisers said the aim of the event was: “To showcase the best restaurants in and around Milton Keynes, uncover those fabulous tasting dishes in the city, seek out the most talented chefs and locate the best family and leisure locations in Milton Keynes.”

Winners were decided on by a panel of five judges as well as public voting on a website.

The awards were organised by The MK Food and Leisure Association, made up of people who have worked in the food and leisure industry.

The list of awards given out included Gym of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Family Restaurant of the Year, Waiter or Waitress of the Year, Starter of the Year, Main Course of the Year and Desert of the Year.

The event was compered by Chris Gregg from MKFM, and students from De Vere Academy of Hospitality acted as waiters and waitresses. There was live entertainment and a raffle raised £1,035 for The Food Bank.


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