The awards recognize the best in the food industry, from top restaurants, chefs and servers to specialists and suppliers.
Seven companies from across the region have been included in this year’s shortlist, with some vying for more than one award, but will have to wait to see if they pass until the awards ceremony is held. at the Marriott in Glasgow on September 19, 2022.
Chinese and Thai restaurant Cotton House in Glasgow Road, Longcroft has been shortlisted for two awards – takeaway of the year (centre) and best oriental establishment, while the Caledonian Cheesecake Company could bring home the dessert of the year and the bakery of the year award.
The Caledonian Cheesecake Company was taken over earlier this year by Asiyah and Jawad Javed. Previously based in Grangemouth, it now operates from the Day-Today Express store in Alloa Road, Stenhousemuir.
Maggie’s Forth Valley: The Larbert Center receives a check from the Grangemouth Group.
Other local businesses to have been shortlisted are Casci’s, Callendar Riggs, Falkirk for Cafe/Bistro of the Year (South East); Giulio’s Fish and Chips, Williamson Street, Falkirk for Takeaway of the Year (centre); Masala Ram’s, Union Street, Bainsford for Best Indian Establishment; Gambero Rosso, Burnbank Road, Bainsford for Best Italian Establishment and Catering Equipment Company, E&R Moffat, Bonnybridge for Restaurant Supplier of the Year.
A Food Awards Scotland spokesperson said: “Scotland offers a wide range of venues that serve cuisines from around the world.
“The finalists were voted for by the public for providing authentic recipes and unique dishes to their diners, creating memorable experiences for residents and visitors.
“There are undoubtedly incredible specialists across the country who know how to deliver excellent service, delicious cuisine and meet the expectations of their diners.
“These are the professionals we aim to recognize at the Food Awards Scotland 2022.
“We wish all the finalists good luck and look forward to welcoming our guests and celebrating the winners with them.”