An Oxfordshire catering company has won a national award at an event held in Birmingham this week. 

Fingers & Forks, based in Henley-on-Thames, picked up the award in the overall Caterer of the Year at the Food Awards England 2023 on Monday (October 9).

The Food Awards England celebrates the best of the country's food industry.

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The catering company was created by acclaimed chef Kevin Cadman in 2012, who spent part of his career working in the esteemed French Michelin and Relais Chateau restaurant.

The company provides catering services for a wide range of different needs including weddings, dinner parties and buffets.

Their work earned them an award at the ceremony at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, which "recognised and rewarded the talent and hard work of the English food industry, highlighting the best restaurants, takeaways, pubs, cafes, and producers".

The winners were selected based on the votes of the public, who nominated their favourite establishments across various categories, including Restaurant of the Year, Gastro Pub of the Year, and Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year and Best Street Food amongst others.

The awards aimed to "recognise excellence across various categories, showcase the best food establishment that England has to offer and promote the country's industry, celebrating its diversity and quality".

A spokesman for The Food Awards England 2023 said: "We received an overwhelming response from the public who nominated some fantastic establishments across the country.

"These awards are a testament to the passion and dedication of the country's food industry, and the hard work of those who provide exceptional culinary experiences to their customers.

"The winners should be proud of their achievement, as they represent the very best of England's food scene, and are a true reflection of the quality and diversity of the industry.

"Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, who have demonstrated excellence in their respective categories."