River Cottage scoops double award win River Cottage’s Cookery School has been recognised for its excellence with two significant awards in the last week. Winning ‘Best Cookery School’ and ‘Cookery School of the Year’ has made this west country foodie destination the cream of the crop, beating off some formidable competition to come out on top.
These two prestigious accolades deliver a fantastic boost for the region, helping to grow the 20,000 plus tourists who already visit River Cottage HQ each year. They also help confirm the west country’s place as Britain’s culinary Mecca.
The first win was Best Cookery School in the Great British Food Awards. This year over 11,000 Great British Food Magazine readers voted for their foodie favourites, and River Cottage scooped this deserved win thanks to the ‘eclectic and exciting courses taught by experts in beautiful surroundings’.
Next up was Cookery School of the Year at the sixth annual Food and Travel Reader Awards. Food and Travel Magazine whittled down a host of nominations from readers, who voted for their favourites from the shortlist. The glamorous black-tie ceremony, held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall was attended by leading lights of the food, drink and travel industries.
Hugh says…"We are so unbelievably thrilled to have done this rather amazing double, and won Best Cookery School in both the Great British Food Awards and the Food and Travel Magazine awards. It’s a very special extra buzz to know that we were voted for by the public, so a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us - it really means a lot. We love having you at River Cottage HQ and we hope you will come back soon! At a personal level I just want to say how proud I am of the fantastic team at River Cottage - I’m so lucky to work with such a talented and passionate and committed bunch. You inspire me every day and clearly you inspire our guests. Well done and thank you.”
River Cottage offer a wide range of year-round Cookery Courses. Whether you are an amateur cook, food enthusiast or a full-blown smallholder, there's a course to inspire you. Lasting from one to four days, all of the courses hosted by the River Cottage team of experts and authors have an emphasis on local, seasonal produce with a nose-to-tail approach. Click HERE to see the eclectic and exciting courses at River Cottage HQ