Raymond Blanc seeks the best of British

Raymond Blanc

British Food Fortnight Competition 2017

The search is on for the most imaginative and innovative celebration of British food during British Food Fortnight, which takes place from 23rd September to 8th October 2017. The judges, led by Raymond Blanc are looking for an event that brings colour to the lives of those taking part and a love of the diverse and delicious food produced in this country. It could be a simple event for schoolchildren which teaches them the delights of the food grown on their doorstep or a special British food event organised by a retailer or restauranteur for their community. Perhaps a gathering for isolated members of the community who are brought together through the joy of enjoying a delicious British feast, or even a whole town embracing British food culture.

Says Raymond Blanc: “We are encouraging everyone to celebrate British food in homes and in neighbourhoods across the land. Individuals, clubs and organisations can all get involved. We have so many opportunities to source, celebrate and be proud of our great British produce so let’s make 2017 another bumper year for British food”.

The prize

Raymond Blanc

The organisers of the best celebration will be presented with the Telegraph and Love British Food 2017 trophy, plus an invitation to a very special visit to Raymond Blanc’s hotel, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire. Belmond Le Manoir holds two Michelin Stars and is set within extensive gardens which include an organic vegetable plot, orchards, a mushroom ‘valley’ and herb gardens – an idyllic, typically English setting. The winners will learn how the food gets from plot to plate with a special behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens, with breakfast (terms and conditions apply). In addition winners will receive £250 vouchers from sponsors the Co-op plus a case of Co-op award winning ‘Les Pionners’ champagne.

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