MK restaurants invited to enter FreeFrom awards

FreeFrom Eating Out Awards logo. PNL-150906-095343001
FreeFrom Eating Out Awards logo. PNL-150906-095343001

Restaurants in Milton Keynes which cater for diners with allergies are being invited to put themselves forward for the 2015 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.

The awards opened for entry yesterday, Monday, and there are nine categories.

The awards, which are sponsored by Sodexo, were inspired by the new EU allergen regulations which require all food service outlets to know, and be able to tell their customers about, any of the 14 major allergens in their offer.

Categories for the awards are:

> Cafés and teashops – sponsored by Can I Eat There?

> Pubs and pub restaurants – sponsored by Green’s Gluten-free Beers

> Independent restaurants and restaurant chains – sponsored by Riso Gallo

> Hotels and guests houses – sponsored by Caterlyst

> Schools, colleges and universities – sponsored by Thomas Ridley Foodservice

> Foods manufactured for food service

> Street food and takeaways – sponsored by Genon Laboratories

> Fish and chip shops– sponsored by Glebe Farm

> Corporate hospitality and catering – sponsored by Nairn’s

Entry to the 2015 awards closes on August 28. Entry forms are all to be found on the awards site at www.freefromeatingoutawards.co.uk/index.html.

A shortlist will be published on October 7.

The presentation of the awards by awards’ patron, Antony Worrall Thompson, will take place at the Food Matters Live event at Excel on November 17 where there will also be a ‘cook off’ between some of the winners of last year’s awards.

For more information contact Michelle Berriedale-Johnson on 020 7722 2866 or michelle@foodsmatter.com.