We need you to tickle your tastebuds

A strong rural economy helps protect local countryside and encourage endeavour so CPRE Northamptonshire is happy to support the Made in Northamptonshire campaign (MIN) in their annual local food and drink competition.

The competition, which launches this spring for its tenth year, is looking for CPRE volunteers to become ‘Mystery Shoppers’ in its four categories – Restaurant, Spice Restaurant, Booker Food Pub and Independent Café/Tea Room of the Year.  The Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards team would love to hear from you.

The task is simply to dine at one of the many venues that enter the competition. You then complete a brief form about your visit, giving scores and passing comments on everything from service and portion size, to food quality and even the
cleanliness of the toilets.

Your review will then be used anonymously by the judges to help determine the finalists in each category as well as offer really useful feedback to those who entered.  If you are available between mid-June and mid-August, are happy to pick up the cost of your visit and would like to help the awards team in raising dining standards here in the county, or would simply like to find our more, please contact Anna at The Mallows Company on 01933 664437 or email anna@themallowscompany.com. You can find out more at northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk;
facebook.com/foodawards; @foodawardsHQ.

Meanwhile if you have a favourite pub, restaurant or café which you think should be encouraged to take part in the competition, please do let the Awards team know. Call Anna on 01933 664437.