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Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017: Service to the Community

PUBLISHED: 11:05 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:05 25 July 2017

We reveal our Service to the Community award winner

We reveal our Service to the Community award winner


We reveal the winner for Service to the Community

Judges of this category were looking for food-led initiatives that aim to inspire local communities. Whether that’s vegetable boxes, community allotments or imaginative meals-on-wheels schemes, an idea that has really made a difference to others in Hertfordshire.

The finalists...

Brewery Tearooms, Walkern

At Brewery Tearooms it is not just about great coffee and cake. We love what we do, and with our business ethos being to make a responsible profit, we can donate to local community charities and invest in fundraising.

Cookery Eatery, Hitchin

Cookery Eatery is the brainchild of Emma Goulding. It offers cookery experiences to adults and children of all ages. The clubs aren’t simply cookery classes, children learn about food, kitchen processes, cook lovely food and then sit and eat it together.

Coffee Ethic

Druglink’s social enterprise is operated by volunteers from our recovery service and vulnerable people from the local community. It offers them the opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence – paving the path to paid employment and independence.

And the winner is...

Cookery Eatery, Hitchin

The judges said of our winner: what a fantastic, innovative idea. Emma shows great enthusiasm and love for what she does. The concept is great and what she is doing for the up and coming generation is amazing. She makes cooking fun and healthy and teaching the younger generations how to love good food. She should be proud of herself!


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