Electric Nights Streetfood wins best food event of the year

Posted on: 4 November 2016

Last night (Thursday 3 November) the pride of Devon’s food champions congregated at Sandy Park, Exeter for the annual Devon Life Food and Drink Awards, which was compered by DJ Simon Bates.

Representatives from Mid Devon District Council were present at the Awards Ceremony as Electric Nights Streetfood won the award for ‘Best Food Event of the Year’. Zoë Lentell, Event Manager, collected the Award and offered thanks to all who voted, adding “we would like to thank all our traders, visitors and supporters that make our event the success it is.  This award is for all of you.  We delight in showcasing the local talent from our community, including food and drink produce, musicians and dance groups”.

Cllr Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said “this accolade is a great triumph for Tiverton and the wider Mid Devon area. It demonstrates the abundant food talent that Devon offers.  The competition was fierce and we congratulate the runners up, Powderham Food Festival and Fishstock Brixham, who are equally deserving of the award”.

The Devon Life Food and Drink Award is the second award won by Electric Nights, with them achieving ‘Best Small Food Market’ from NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) in January 2016. The next event is a Christmas themed evening on Saturday 3 December at Tiverton Pannier Market.

Mid Devon celebrates further food success with businesses from across the region winning awards at the ceremony last night. The Baobab Café in Crediton won the award for ‘Best Family Friendly Dining Experience of the Year’ and Hanlons Brewery in Newton St Cyres was Highly Commended for ‘Best Drinks Product / Producer of the Year’.  In the Culm Valley, Pipers Farm in Cullompton was Highly Commended as ‘Best Butcher/Meat Producer of the Year’ and The Five Bells Inn from Clyst Hydon won ‘Best Gastro Pub of the Year’ and ‘Chef of the Year’.   Bampton had two businesses that were Highly Commended, with The Swan Inn under the ‘Best Gastro Pub of the Year’ category and Bawdens the Bakers in the ‘Best Bakery of the Year’ category.

Contact for Further Information:

Zoë Lentell, 01884 234298, zlentell@middevon.gov.uk

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Left to right: Richard Carr (Trader Representative and trades as ‘Dolly Mixers’), Cllr Richard Chesterton (Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration), Zoë Lentell (Event Manager for Electric Nights Streetfood and Co-Manager, Tiverton Pannier Market), Stephen Walford (Chief Executive), Amy Dugard (Economic Regeneration and Growth Officer), Cllr Clive Eginton (Leader of the Council), Alan Ottey (Tiverton Town Centre Manager and Co-Manager, Tiverton Pannier Market)

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