On 22nd June, the cream of the crop of the food writing world came together to celebrate the most creative and innovative food story-telling of the year.
This year the Guild of Food Writers Awards took place at the distinctive Oval Space in Bethnal Green, with over 300 leading food writers, journalists and guests in attendance. This was the first year that Tenderstem® was the headline sponsor of the awards, after proudly supporting a category of the Guild of Food Writers Awards for the past six years.
The evening was a true celebration, with 14 awards being presented for a variety of outstanding achievements across the food writing profession. President of the Guild of Food Writers, Xanthe Clay commented:
“We live in uncertain times, but food remains the great unifier. Good food writing and broadcasting communicates the sheer joy of cooking and eating, but also educates and, crucially, extends our understanding of other cultures. Our winners and shortlistees all enthral, educate and enlighten in equal measure. We are grateful to all our sponsors especially our lead Tenderstem®, whose generous support of the Awards enables us to run these important Awards and bring the food writing industry together for a fitting celebration.”
The inspirational Sri Owen was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, while Rachel Roddy scooped two awards on the evening for Food Writing and Cookery Writing.
For the complete list of winners and breakdown of the evening, visit our partners The Guild of Food Writers.