REVEALED: The winners of the MK Food and Leisure Awards

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The fifth annual MK Food and Leisure Awards was hosted at The Woburn Sculpture Gallery on Sunday evening.

More than 200 guests from the MK hospitality industry assembled to see who would take the gongs at the Citizen-backed awards.

Chef of the Year: Spencer Ollington

Chef of the Year: Spencer Ollington

The prestigious Chef of the Year title went to Spencer Ollington from Bistro Live.

“I really cannot believe this,” he said.

“All my career I’ve always pushed myself. I feel so proud.”

A super raffle and auction on the evening raised £2000 for Willen Hospice.

Awards host Chris Gregg from MKFM, and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean

Awards host Chris Gregg from MKFM, and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean

The 2016 winners are:

> Hotel of the Year (under 50 rooms)

Mercure Parkside, Woughton on the Green

>Hotel of the Year (over 50 rooms)

Jurys Inn

>Best Destination or Attraction

Formula Fast

>Best Café or Coffee House

Nonna’s (Woburn Sands)

>Pub of the Year

The Crooked Billet (Newton Longville)

>Bar of the Year

Browns brasserie

>Best Local Product (Food)

Garlic and Tamarind Pickle - The Indian Orchard

>Best Local Product (Drink)

Triple Goat Porter - Hornes Brewery

>Best Use of Local Produce

The Bell and Bear – Emberton

>Family Restaurant of the Year

Smoke Shack (Stony Stratford)

>Asian Restaurant of the Year

The Grange – Grange Farm

>Branded Restaurant of the Year

Aqua (The Hub)

>Best Newcomer

The Don Indian (Train Station)

>Restaurant of the Year

Nonna’s (Woburn Sands)

>Waiter of the Year

Jack Hurley (The Prince George)

>Waitress of the Year

Asia Sobczak (Swan MK Village)

>Chef of the Year

3rd: Chris Doyle (Olivier’s)

2nd: Neil Grimble (Black Horse Woburn)

1st: Spencer Orlington (Bistro Live)