Stephanie has been awarded many accolades in her career.
The award, sponsored by Rollits and presented on the night by BBC Look North’s Christa Ackroyd, was given to the person that the judge’s felt had done the most to promote food and drink from the region above and beyond their own remit.
The judges felt that Stephanie had infused her passion and dedication into promoting and supporting local produce, influencing and inspiring staff and customers.
Stephanie said at the time:
“I’m delighted to receive this award. Championing regional ingredients and producers is something that’s very close to me, not only because it affects the quality of the food I produce, but because regional food comes with so many other benefits, such as helping the regional economy and securing a future for great British produce.
I work very closely with deliciouslyorkshire as we are both dedicated to the same causes, so to receive this award is a huge honour.”
deliciouslyorkshire Chief Executive Jonathan Knight said;
“Stephanie has been pushing the message of provenance and seasonality throughout her career, to both customers and press. We felt that Stephanie has done a huge amount to fly the deliciouslyorkshire flag at various events in and beyond the region. Stephanie also works as Chef Tutor at Leeds Thomas Danby College, helping to train emerging and promising talent.”
Hosted by BBC Radio 2’s resident foodie Nigel Barden, the awards celebrate fantastic-tasting products, passionate people and market-leading companies from the region. This year, the judging process involved 25 experts judging a record 268 entries, travelling over 550 miles mystery shopping and spending 112 hours judging.