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Food and Travel Award Winners 2016 Announced

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The winners in the prestigious 2016 Food and Travel Reader Awards are unveiled in the latest issue of the world's leading gastronomic tourism title, which goes on sale tomorrow. Readers of Food and Travel magazine voted in their thousands for the best in food, drink and travel, with the winners crowned a gala dinner at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London.
Among the winners, Chef of the Year Marcus Wareing said: 'Food and Travel is a fabulous magazine and to be recognised as Chef of the Year is a great honour.'
Fera at Claridge's collected the award for Restaurant of the Year, with MD David Simms declaring: 'It's great because it's the readers who decide, and they're real people. They're the paying people who come into the restaurants.'
Bar of the Year, sponsored by Champagne Pommery, was scooped up by The Alchemist in Manchester. Champagne Pommery's UK director Sarah Hicks said: 'Sponsoring this event has really helped us expan…

Independent Cookery Schools Association: The First Annual Conference

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The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) is proud to announce an historic meeting of the UK's finest accredited cookery schools, taking place on October 31st at Westminster College in Victoria, London. For the first time ever ICSA is bringing together its prestigious members from the whole of the UK. From award winning schools such as Squires Kitchen in Surrey, whose dream-team won the BBC2 Bake Off Creme de la Creme earlier this year to legendary schools such Leiths School of Food and Wine, these culinary greats in attendance will be together under one roof.
Household names such as the WI cookery school and renowned outstanding vocational teaching schools such as Tante Marie and Ashburton Cookery School will attend as will the innovative and hugely successful Novelli Academy and Demuths Vegetarian Cookery School. Michelin starred leading chef tutors from exquisite locations nationwide such as the beautiful Lucknam Park and Swinton Park Cookery schools will share their …