Meat Champions at Young British Foodies 2014!
Local family run business The Artisan Smokehouse have won their category ‘Meat’ in the national prestigious awards The YBF’s (Young British Foodies).
The YBFs Awards has firmly established it’s role to discover and shine the spotlight on new and innovative UK food talent. In its third year, the winners line up is stronger than ever; Chloe Scott Moncrieff, food journalist and one of the three founders explains; “The awards have been extra special this year. From the ballsy butchers to the incredible bakers to the new young chefs, not only was the calibre of YBF finalists dazzling, but awards night at Tate Britain was a stellar affair. It was wild and most importantly, celebratory. We're here to celebrate the new young food & drink talent coming through across Britain. This year, nearly 50 % of our winners weren't London-based but hailed from everywhere from Cornwall to Suffolk to Scotland, showing the Young British Foodies is a truly national movement”
Okay, its hard to work out how Tim qualified as the 'Young' part of Young British Foodies, but not only did he qualify, he actually won! The Meat Champion category (one of ten categories) was judged by industry experts including; James George (Turner and George Butchery), Richard Turner (Executive Chef at Hawksmoor) and Neil Rankin (Islington Smokehouse).
Our Smoked Beef Carpaccio won out against stiff competition.
“The Artisan Smokehouse’s provenance and attention to detail shone through. Delicious. We also loved the use of Tim’s Dad's allotment for the vegetables." (James George)
The Tate Britain hosted the event for YBF’s, who invited lots of movers and shakers in the culinary world, there was trade press, Michelin stared chefs and food writers present to participate in all things gourmand on the night. The Artisan Smokehouse along side many other food and drink companies produced platters of delicious offerings!
The Artisan Smokehouse went through a number of rounds presenting their choice of product to compete against diverse national meat producers from independent Butchers to Chacuterers, products as diverse as Jerky to Sausages. The Artisan Smokehouses ‘Smoked Beef Fillet’ won through on all levels! The judges of the meat category said ‘The dish totally blew us away. Stunning.’
Tim Matthews from The Artisan Smokehouse said ‘It is fantastic to receive another National award for our products, we are very grateful to Young British Foodies for investing in up and coming British food talent. To be given the opertunity to showcase our wares in front of influencers in our industry at Tate Britain is something I will never forget!’