Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Quince Products Scoops Inaugural Ascot Festival of Food Award

Johnny Weatherby presenting the Festival of Food Award 2011

Quince Products of Wallington, Oxfordshire, have won the inaugural Ascot Racecourse Festival of Food Award.

In celebration of the tercentenary, on Saturday 3rd September Ascot Racecourse launched a new Festival of Food Award, presented for the best locally grown produce on sale at the fifth Ascot Festival of Food Raceday. The award was voted for by the racegoers attending the race meeting and the Gold Award winner received a specially designed trophy.

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Colin Wainwright, Managing Director of Quince Products, enthused; ‘I’m delighted to have won this prestigious award, which should really go to my wife for putting the product in the English food chain. Quince is a product that marries so well with game, meat, fish and cheese is a delight to work with’.

John Blake, Head of Sales and Marketing, commented: “We are delighted that Quince Products, a stalwart of the Ascot Festival of Food, have won our first award. The Food Fair has grown considerably from its humble beginnings in 2007 and this year we saw out highest crowd for the Festival with over 12,000 foodies and racegoers converging on the racecourse’.

Racing continues at Ascot on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October with the Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival Raceday; with an array of over 200 real ales, ciders and perries.

For further information contact:
John Blake, Head of Sales and Marketing: Tel: 01344 878512 or email:

The Food Stalls in the Grandstand

Notes to editors:
• Saturday 3rd September saw the running of the 5th Ascot Festival of Food. Attendance was 12,063, the highest of all five festivals.
• The 2012 Ascot Racecourse Festival of Food will take place on Saturday 8th September.
• Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, this year, Ascot is proudly celebrating 300 years of racing at the world famous racecourse. Ascot Racecourse has been synonymous with tradition, pageantry, fashion and style coupled with some of the greatest racing across the last three centuries.

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