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Dairy Council

Best Scone NI voting open

Best Scones NI is now at the crucial public voting stage of the competition in hopes of finding Northern Ireland’s Best Scones in cafes, hotels, restaurants and gastro pubs across NI. 

Over 100 foodservice businesses have submitted their entries and now it is up to scone lovers across the country to vote on www.bestsconesni.com for their favourite venue.

The overall winning business will receive the Best Scones NI award, a £1,000 hospitality voucher of their choice to treat their staff, to recognise their resilience during lockdown.

Dr Mike Johnston, Chief Executive of the Dairy Council for NI comments;

“Best Scones NI is our way of supporting businesses after lockdown by keeping them on the public’s radar through online advertising and publicity that will celebrate both the scones and the local dairy products they use. This is the stage of the competition that offers businesses the springboard to encourage their loyal and new customers to come into their businesses and try the quality dairy–based produce that they make daily.”

Jointly funded by the EU, the campaign recognises the importance of dairy products in the foodservice industry with recipes for most scones including dairy products such as milk, cream, butter, buttermilk and cheese.

Supporting the campaign is Suzie Lee, winner of Britain’s Best Cook and renowned for her Home Cook hero show featuring local produce from Northern Ireland and Europe. Suzie shares why competition like this mean so much to local businesses;

“As a daughter of a restaurant owner, I’ve seen the long hours and stressful times of running a successful business in the hospitality sector. Competitions like Best Scones NI offer business owners the opportunity to be celebrated by their customers and put their name on the map for making excellent produce.”

Members of the public can visit www.bestsconesni.com to cast their vote and be in with the chance of winning a £20 voucher for themselves to spend on a hospitality venue of their choice. 

Voting is open until 31st August 2021.

The content of this promotion campaign represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency (REA) do not accept any responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.