Australian produce award winners announced

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 15th May 2008

The 2008 Vogue Entertainment + Travel produce awards were announced earlier this week at Sydney’s Aria restaurant.

The awards, chosen by a leading group of chefs, food writers and broadcasters, are designed to find the best food suppliers in Australia according to Libby Travers, VE+T’s project manager. “Whether you’re a three-hat chef, or someone who enjoys cooking at home, these are the products you need to know about”, she was quoted as saying on the Vogue website. “The Produce Awards also aim to celebrate the people who help promote small producers,” she added.

The winners of the thirteen categories were spread amongst the states with South Australia the only state without a winner and Victoria, with five winners, the most prolific state. Victorian based producer of high quality squab and game birds, Glenloth Game, was the only company to be recognised with two awards. The winners are listed below:

Producer Awards

From the Earth – Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms, NSW

From the Paddock – Glenloth Game Squab, Vic

From the Sea – Woodbridge Smokehouse Cold-Smoked Ocean Trout with Pepper Berry Liquor, Tas

Dairy – Holy Goat La Luna, Vic

Producer of the Year – Glenloth Game, Vic

Best New Product – Miellerie Honey, Tas

Consistently Excellent Product – Meredith Dairy Marinated Goat’s Cheese, Vic

Outstanding use of Regional Produce by a Chef – David Rayner, River House Restaurant, Qld

The Regional Award – North East Victoria

Outstanding Supplier – Martin’s Seafoods, NSW

Food Heritage Award – Eden Valley Biodynamic Flour, WA

Outstanding Farmers Market – Albany Farmers Market, WA

The Maggie Beer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Food – Gabrielle Kervella

More details about the award winners will be provided in next month’s Vogue E+T Magazine.