Neston's Elephant Collective Triumph at Taste Cheshire Awards
|Published: 20th April 2017 17:30|
Elephant Lounge in Parkgate and Elephant Bank both picked up gongs at the prestigious Taste Cheshire Awards this week.
Elephant Parkgate was voted the Gold Award for Best Coffee Shop in Cheshire, with the Bronze for Best Newcomer going to Elephant Bank in Neston, despite it being just four months old and up against restaurants with 1 and 2 Rosetta Chefs.
Over 40,000 votes were cast by members of the public, to determine who would make the shortlist in each category. This was followed by a judging period, during which mystery shoppers visited the four finalists in each category, before making their final decisions.
The winners were announced at a glittering dinner on the 19th April at the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse.
Elephant Collective owner Emma Mitchell said: "We're so proud of all of the hard work that our brilliant staff have put in across the Elephant Collective.
"It has been a very difficult few months for us all, as we have come to grips with opening up the newest Elephant and they've just stepped up again and again! Our chefs have been outstanding in the Bank and the food that they're delivering is consistently out of this world.
"We were blown away by the support of our customers in nominating us for both of these awards. It really does mean the world to us and a huge thank you to Taste Cheshire for hosting such a great evening."
David Clarke, Chair of Neston & District Chamber of Trade, said: "We are very proud of our member, Elephant Collective, and the contribution they are making to the business environment in the Neston area.
"All three of their locations have brought disused buildings back to life and have greatly expanded the food and drink offer in the area. Our congratulations on their well deserved awards."
The Taste Cheshire awards will sit alongside a number of others in the Elephant Collective glass cabinet, with all three branches now winners at various events, including the Café Life Platinum award for Best Design in a Coffee Shop, won by Elephant Lounge last year.