Best Restaurant
Regularly Serving Game

Criteria
The restaurant must serve a variety of game in season. There should be dishes that showcase the variety and versatility of game meat. Do they actively promote game dishes i.e. game week, game menu, and pictures on website/social media?

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Bistro 46

Based in Newcastle, this refreshing bistro plays up its homely interior. A hunter and forager himself – the head chef uses local ingredients to their pull potential by creating seasonal dished. With daily specials, there is a dish that would appeal to one and all.

Best Pub Regularly
Serving Game

Criteria
The pub must serve a variety of game, preferably local game, in season. There should be dishes that showcase the variety and versatility of game meat and they must actively promote game dishes i.e. game week, game menu, and pictures on website/social media.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting system. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

The Sutton Gamekeeper

This cosy country pub situated, in the heart of Sutton, sources its ingredients from local businesses and prides itself on using local game meet such as venison and all is butchered and prepared in house for seasonal menus.

Best Chef Regularly
Cooking Game

Criteria
The chef must serve a variety of game in season. There should be dishes that showcase the variety and versatility of game meat. Do they actively promote game dishes i.e. game week, game menu, and pictures on website/social media?

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting system. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Jess Noy ‘The Gamekeepers Daughter’

Jess Noy started out by selling game pies in a farmers market as a way to utilize the game shot on a nearby shoot where her father was the gamekeeper. Noy prides herself on promoting the connection she has to the countryside and teaches others how to forage, adapt to the local season and to source ethically and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Best Game Farmers Market
Stall including Street Food

Criteria
Any farmers market stall or street food vendor selling game.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting system. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

The Clucking Pig

The Clucking Pig began in 2013 with the intent to make use of a 4 acre small holding in North Yorkshire. The ethos is founded on using only the best produce available and to promote game meats such as pheasant, partridge, duck and venison bought from local gamekeepers. They specialise in gourmet scotch eggs – all handmade!

Best Added Value
Game Meat Product

Criteria
Any game product is able to enter as long as they have added value. This can include pies, ready meals, ready to cook, charcuterie, pate etc.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Truly Traceable

This husband and wife team makes handmade venison and game pies. These are small batch pies made from wild venison shot on local estates and farms as part of deer management. Truly Traceable promote different types of meat and encourage customers to ask about the different species as each has a unique taste.

Best Multiple
Retailer Selling Game

Criteria
Multiple retailers over 5 shops.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Aldi

Aldi supplies a range of game meats and promotes them by providing recipe cards such as that for roast pheasant. Aldi has collaborated with Taste of Game to continue to offer lean, rich meat.

Best Small Retailer
Selling Game

Criteria
Small retailer, owning up to 5 shops, who has a range of game meat and game meat added value products for sale.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online voting system. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Wild Meat Company

Established in 1999, Wild Meat Company supply healthy, natural meat from the Suffolk countryside – including venison, game birds, rabbit and squirrel. They aim to take ‘the muck and mystery out of buying and preparing game’.

Best Game Butcher

Criteria
Local butcher who sell a range of game meat.

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Scott Rea

Scott Rea is a butcher and amateur cook who is passionate about game and getting more people to eat healthy, tasty game meat. Scott Rea also has the Scott Rea Project, which aims to encourage people how to cook and prepare game via YouTube videos.

Game Hero

Criteria
Someone who goes that extra mile to showcase and promote game meat

Process
Nominations are submitted online. Submitted nominations are collated and the top 10 go forward for online public voting. The nominee with the most votes will win. Nominees are actively encouraged to ask for votes from the general public through whatever marketing tools they have available.

Scott Rea

Scott Rea is a butcher and amateur cook who is passionate about game and getting more people to eat healthy, tasty game meat. Scott Rea also has the Scott Rea Project, which aims to encourage people how to cook and prepare game via YouTube videos.

Champion of Champions

Criteria
Judged by panel.

Tristan Prudden

Head chef at Constable Burton Hall in North Yorkshire. Prudden’s aim is to use new ways to cook and present game and to give people who visit the estate ideas on how to use game at home.

Scottish Champion

Criteria
Judged by panel.

Sinclair’s Kitchen

Sinclair’s Kitchen prides itself on using fresh, seasonal produce from Scotland’s natural larder. They use local wild game meat as well as locally grown vegetables.

Best Teacher – Game
Changer Project

Criteria
Judged by panel.

Mary Mc Gauley

Mary is a home economics teacher at knole academy in Sevenoaks Kent. She showed great enthusiasm for the school game changer project teaching her students to cook with various game meats creating many different game dishes. Her enthusiasm for game meat inspires her students to experiment and eat game

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