Fiona Kay, owner of Cheese Please explained why she has chosen to become a sponsor of the Awards this year:
"Cheese Please is now in its sixth year of providing product expertise, quality service and a commitment to working closely with local providers and establishments. Our dedicated approach and supportive clientele have placed us in the finals of the Sussex Food shop of the Year for the past four years, winning two years in a row.
The Sussex Food and Drink Awards celebrate and promote all that is good in Epicurus Sussex. It has been a privilege to be honoured over the past 4 years, and I am delighted to sponsor the category of Young Chef. As a regular judge in the World Cheese Awards and the Great Taste Awards, it seems an opportunity to celebrate the up and coming chefs who will continue to put Sussex produce and foods first in the nation’s mind."
Glenn Roberts, Managing Director of Gram UK Ltd also gave us his reasons for getting involved:
"Gram is the award-winning, leading supplier of energy-efficient refrigeration to the foodservice sector. Highly durable and equipped with the latest in product innovation and development, Gram refrigeration is a viable solution for those caterers looking for energy-efficient, cost saving solutions that suit their specific needs.
We are very proud to be co-sponsor of the Sussex Young Chef of the Year, for us it's important to support the development and training of tomorrow's kitchen innovators and leaders. And to give due recognition to the wealth of young catering talent that exists within Sussex."