The finalists for this year’s Eat Game Awards have been announced after a record number of votes were received across the eight categories.
Entries for the 2024 awards featured many first-time nominees, with many of the finalists also appearing for the first time.
The top three in each category will now go through to the final stage of the competition. There, a panel of judges will make the final decision based on strict criteria ahead of the awards ceremony on 14 March.
The finalists are as follows:
The Angel at Watlington
The Caddy Mann
Best Game Cook
Imogen Segrave – The Game Truck
John Bluck – Grace & Savour
Mark Kempson – Kitchen W8
Best Small Retailer
Maisebrooke Farm Shop
The Gamekeeper’s Larder
Best Multiple Retailer
Marks & Spencer
Best Game Butcher
Wild Meat Company
Best Added Value Product or Innovation
Wyke’s Meat and Game
Wyre Pie Company
Best Game Educator
Alex Russon – Hunter Gatherer Cooking
Queen’s College Taunton
Scott Rea – Scott Rea Project
Cai ap Bryn – Game and Flames
Immy Coughlan – Wilshire Game Cook
Tom Radford – Eat The Country
Annette Woolcock, Head of Wild Food at BASC, said: “The response to this year’s awards has been huge. As well as more individuals and business nominated than ever before, we have now seen even more votes, which is fantastic to see.
“It is so important that we all keep spreading the message and introducing family and friends to eating more game. We now can’t wait to celebrate all of those who are currently educating, inspiring and celebrating all that is great about game!”
You can join us at this year’s awards, which are taking place on board the Dixie Queen, which will travel down the Thames.
Tickets cost £125 each, or you can get a table of 8 for £1000. To get your tickets email Sandra Forkin here or call her on 01244 573034 / 07970 226832.
Event details are as follows:-
The Dixie Queen, Tower Millenium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT
Thursday 14 March 2024
Drinks reception: 6.00pm (prompt)
Dinner: 7.30pm – Carriages: 11.00pm
Dress code: Smart