Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year
Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year award presented to The Artisan Kitchen
The Great Taste Small Artisan Producer of the Year Award has been presented to The Artisan Kitchen of Gloucester for its Blaisdon Red Plum Jam. The award, presented to a producer who is at an early stage of their business, or a ‘one-man-band’, was created to encourage new artisans. With more than a trophy, the award also presents real value to its winner as it includes within the prize advice, support and mentoring from relevant professionals and an already established and successful food producer.
Products from The Artisan Kitchen are made by hand “in small batches in a big copper pot bubbling away at the heart of a small Gloucester kitchen”. The flavour of The Artisan Kitchen’s Blaisdon Red Plum Jam was described by Great Taste judges in glowing terms. Food journalist and author Xanthe Clay declared “what this jam needs is a Victoria Sponge” while Frances Quinn, winner of last year’s Great British Bake-off commented “this would be perfect on a good scone”. One judge simply said “this flies the flag for doing things really, really well”.
The award was presented in front of over 300 guests from the world of fine food at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner in London on September 8th.
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The Small Artisan producer of the Year award was sponsored by Selfridges.