Cultivate London Wins Top Award

Producer of the Year

Cultivate London has scooped the Producer of the Year award in the prestigious 2012 Observer Food Monthly Awards for its high quality produce.  The award was presented by Gizzi Erskine and Jay Rayner to Ben Simpkins and Sean Connor at an awards ceremony at Victoria House in London on 18th October.

We are thrilled to win this award and to be singled out by expert judges who are immensely knowledgeable about food is a great honour. Most of the young people who work on our sites are new to horticulture when they join us and this award also recognises their great efforts.

Adrienne Attorp, General Manager of Cultivate London

Now in their ninth year, the Observer Food Monthly Awards celebrate the best in British food and produce. The Producer of the Year was selected by an expert panel of judges including restaurant critic Jay Rayner, Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett and popular food writer Nigel Slater.

Official Launch

So in order to thank everyone for all of your support and energy, and of course to celebrate the arrival of Cultivate London, we held a launch party on 13th July. Thanks to all who came, it was a very splendid evening. Much thanks also to ISIS Waterside Regeneration, The Kernel Brewery, Simon and his bicycle amplifier and Felicity Whitehead from Taste of Bitter Love for the amazing food.