Pride of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire winner at the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 26 November 2015

Photo by Maureen McLean

Photo by Maureen McLean


This award recognises individuals and businesses which actively and proudly promote the great local produce Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has to offer.

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Winner: Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi

Judges comments: “From writing cookbooks to foraging in the countryside, from running restaurants to appearing on TV shows such as Masterchef, Market Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen, our winner has been very busy indeed over the past decade. And all this while championing local produce and running cookery courses where those attending are likely to find themselves on outings to meet the likes of organic beef farmers, fruit growers and cheese-makers.

Our winner has so often been here, there and everywhere, that they need to be in two places at one time, which is why this year the award is shared by two people: Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi.

Fortunately, they are a married couple, so there shouldn’t be too much arguing (we hope) over who makes the most of it.

Particularly noteworthy is that they’ve combined this love of local, seasonal and sustainable produce with restaurants showcasing superb regional recipes from Italy, including Caldesi in Campagna at Bray, where one half of our winning couple can regularly be found behind the stoves.

Find out more about the awards here

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