Last night, at a glittering ceremony in London, Dusty Knuckle restaurant was awarded the ‘people’s favourite restaurant’ award in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s ‘Food Made Good Awards’.
Hundreds of sustainable eateries were originally nominated by members of the public. A team of foodie judges then chose the three businesses who they felt did the most to champion local producers, reduce waste and support their local community.
The overall winner was decided by public vote, but the Canton-based restaurant faced fierce competition for the top spot; also in the running was the Michelin Star Black Swan restaurant in Yorkshire, and the hugely popular Breakfast Club diner in Soho, London.
At the star-studded award ceremony last night, chef Raymond Blanc OBE revealed that Dusty Knuckle had received the most public votes in the shortlist, making them 2018’s Food Made Good ‘people’s favourite restaurant’.
Dusty Knuckle founder and head chef Phill Lewis said he was ‘gob smacked’ at the result, explaining, “Going up against two really big names with huge social media followings, we didn’t feel like we had much of a chance of winning, but people really got behind us and made it happen. We can’t thank everyone enough for voting for us.”
He continued, “Next year is going to be a very big year for us – we can’t say exactly what we’re up to just yet but picking up this award before it all kicks off has given us a real boost and we can’t wait to reveal what else we have planned. Watch this space!”
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About Dusty Knuckle
Dusty Knuckle started life in late 2014 as a pop-up pizza business owned and run by husband and wife team Phill and Deb Lewis. They started the business by trading at local markets and festivals until June 2016, when they eventually moved into a permanent home at The Printhaus in Canton.
Dusty Knuckle are purveyors of the ‘Slow Food’ movement; using the process of making pizza, they aim to start discussions about the benefits of eating proper food, to think about how it is consumed in the modern world, and to reconnect with how it is made.
In 2017, The Times named them one of the ‘Top 10 Pizzerias Outside London.’
In 2018, they launched a new sustainable initiative; re-uasable pizza boxes. Customers can now buy an aluminum reusable pizza box for £2, and claim 50p off the cost of a takeaway pizza every time they use it.
For more information about Dusty Knuckle, find Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company on Facebook or follow @dusty_knuckle on Twitter.
Or visit: www.dustyknuckle.co.uk
About the Food Made Good Awards
From back of house innovation to creative menu creation, the hospitality industry is making major progress towards a better food future.
Since 2012, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good Awards have honoured these pioneers and trailblazers effecting positive change in kitchens across the food service sector.
To find out more, visit: https://awards.thesra.org/