Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them UK wide – and thousands of you voted over the summer and early Autumn. Each nation has their own winners, with the highest number of votes in a category also being the overall UK winner.

In addition to the public vote, each nation director chose their person of the year, their stories are below, with one of those of winners being crowned Slow Food in the UK Person of Year as well.

Slow Food England Winners – Winners in Bold are also Slow Food in the UK Winners

Best Butcher                                    Edge & Son, Wirral
Best Baker                                         Bread Ahead, London
Best Greengrocer                            Riverford, national
Best Fishmonger                                    Paul Day, London
Best Deli or Grocer                                Clean Kilo, Birmingham
Best Cheesemonger                        Bianca e Mora, London
Best Market                                          Borough Market, London
Best Restaurant/Food Eatery               Camphill Community Cafe, Bucks
Champion Slow Food Product     Hodmedod’s Carlin Peas, available nationally

Person of the Year: Sue Chantler.

Sue is Chair of Slow Food Ludlow and is known to many for her “English Terra Madre” Taste Workshops at the Ludlow Food Festival. Sue embodies Slow Food and was instrumental in the Slow Food fight for the Ark of Taste Mortimer Forest Venison which was under threat due to developments in the forest. She was nominated by the Director for Slow Food England, Shane Holland.