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2/9/2014

Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards 2014

We are Over the Moon to be announced as Deliciously Yorkshire Finalist in 4 categories:-
- Best Prepared Meat – for our Pork and Apple Burger
- Best Yorkshire Breakfast
- Best New Business
- Best Independent Retailer
Congratulations to all the finalists who proudly showcase delicious Yorkshire Products! #TasteAwards14 @local_food

There are 20 categories judged by a panel of industry experts including chefs, retail industry experts, food writers and BBC Radio personality Nigel Barden.

The Yorkshire Post & Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards in association with ASDA puts the spotlight on the very best of Yorkshire’s food producers and innovators.

They bring you Yorkshire’s ultimate celebration of local food and drink, The Taste Awards which represent Deliciouslyorkshire’s continuing commitment to helping Yorkshire food and drink businesses develop and grow but also The Yorkshire Post’s year-round commitment to support and campaign for local food and local producers.

Yorkshire has a diverse, delicious and varied food and drink scene which deserves to be celebrated and The Taste Awards aim to do just that. Championing the local farmers, producers and personalities who keep us so well fed!

25/2/2014

Meet the Producer

Saturday 1st March - we will have Three Little Pigs in the Deli with all their delicious products for you to try. Please come and see them and try what they have to offer. There will be special offers for all our customers.

11/2/2014

Shortlisted for The Remarkable East Yorkshire Awards 2014

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the REYTA's!!! The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards. Doubly delighted to have been shortlisted for 2 Categories, the Remarkable Cuppa and Remarkable Fayre. 

The 2014 REYTAs have 13 categories and a glittering awards ceremony is planned for March 13th at The Spa, Bridlington, where James Beresford, chief executive of Visit England, will be guest of honour. Winners are automatically considered for the Visit England for Excellence Awards 2015. We cannot wait to attend.

The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, are run by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, and recognise the best and brightest in this area's tourism industry.

14/10/2013

Food Hygiene Top Grade Awarded

We are very pleased to have been awarded The Top score of 5 following our recent inspection on 30/09/2013. For more information about the Food Hygiene rating Scheme visit food.gov.uk/ratings.

8/8/2013

Excellent verdict from The Journal

We are very pleased with our star rating of 19 out of 20 from The Journal when they came to our monthly evening dining showcase.

17/6/2013

Traditional deli serves up 20 jobs

TWENTY new jobs have been created at an old-fashioned business right in the middle of Beverley. Chip shop couple Stuart and Vanessa Barker departed from the frying trade to open a delicatessen and café called Vanessa in Saturday Market. For the past 20 years, the Barkers have been building up their empire of fish and chip shops. Mr Barker will stick with the fish shops while his wife runs the new venture.

The new shop aims to be a mini Fortnum and Mason's selling locally sourced produce. Mrs Barker said: "On the face of it, this is a departure from what we've done before but the reality is Stuart and I are both foodies at heart and always wanted somewhere where you could buy things you couldn't normally get from your local supermarket." Vanessa occupies former newsagent's premises in a prime position in Saturday Market, Beverley, and opened in May after extensive renovation and remodeling. Downstairs is a delicatessen with more than 50 cheeses, a traditional butchery counter, cured meats and preserves. Upstairs is a 51-seat café. The premises was originally two shops and many of the old features, including plasterwork and original fireplaces, have been revealed during the restoration. "We even found the remains of an old bread oven downstairs from when there was a bakery here," said Mrs Barker.

The couple, of Driffield, are best known for their seven fish and chip shops at locations in East and North Yorkshire. Ten years ago they expanded with a fish restaurant alongside the original chip shop in Middle Street South, Driffield. Mrs Barker is delighted the new deli business has been able to create 20 jobs, three-quarters of them full-time, with two experienced butchers manning a meat counter. Despite only opening recently, the business has already been shortlisted for a major award as one of the finalists competing in the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards, sponsored by a partnership of local authorities in the area.

When Market Cross News closed it left Beverley without a town centre newsagent's shop. Val Holmes, who ran the newsagents with her husband Nigel for 14 years, said the couple had been pleased to deal with the Barkers and wished them well in the new venture. Mrs Holmes said: "I've sent them a card saying I hope they're successful." Since Vanessa opened, a new Mace newsagents has also opened up next door. It means Beverley shoppers can get papers and supplies as well as a lunchtime sandwich.

Hull Daily Mail
By Jon Townend

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