Wednesday 14 November 2007

Derek Cooper Special Award 2007

Here’s my nomination for the Food and Farming Awards 2007 Derek Cooper Special Award

Ray Gunge
Hardtack Hall, Hardtack Lane, Noshleigh
(no phone number, sorry)

With long service to the nation as chairman of the British Catering Council and other industry associations, and awarded the Confrerie des Snacquevins, few can have done more to make a healthy diet more important to the nation, or a varied diet more interesting.

Rather than continuously trotting out last years healthy but but unwelcome fad, Ray has always been at the forefront of culinary development and research, but so as to keep it relevant to the changing fashions and demands of the consumer.

Unlike many academic experts Ray has practiced this philosophy across the entire range of food establishments, un-abashed by ill-informed criticism, and without pandering to the artificial requirements of many so-called food awards, he has worked tirelessly to bring his vision of making quality food available to the paying masses in a way that they can appreciate.

His story is well known to Mr Cooper and it it is hoped that jealous parties have been prevented from infiltrating the selection committee this year, where they have so often prevented Mr Gunge from receiving deserved and much over-due recognition.

His story should be dramatized and re-told on BBC radio.

Think about it, and God bless!

Published selected episodes from the life of Ray Gunge sold out, but discerning and appreciative readers will no doubt manage to get a copy of this well written account.

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