An iconic family bakery business has the art of making a tasty treat well and truly ‘licked’!
Larbert-based Mathiesons wowed the judges at the 2014 Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards with its fresh cream Bavarian tart to deliver success on a plate.
Mathiesons, which was launched as a family firm in 1872 and grew to became one of the area’s most popular bakers with branches in nearly every village, was voted the best in the bakery and cereal section by the experts.
With 22 categories celebrating excellence across Scottish food and drink, the event, hosted this year in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre by Grangemouth-born television and radio presenter Kaye Adams, put the very best of Scotland’s larder in the spotlight.
The judges tasted 115 entries from 102 businesses to decide the best of the best.
The awards are organised by the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership in association with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. This year the headline sponsor was Asda supported by Think Local.
Mathiesons sales director Lorna Love said: “Having just won a contract to supply Asda with a range of chilled desserts and tarts winning this award is the icing on the cake for our employees.”
James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “We’re thrilled to celebrate the standout successes of the industry which recognise our best businesses and products. There is a food and drink revolution happening in Scotland which is driving record sales at home and overseas and cementing Scotland’s place in the culinary world.”
Stephen Hutt, boss of RHASS, said: “In this year of Homecoming it is fitting the contribution of our food and drink producers has been showcased in this way.”