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Local Food Hero
StarringGary Rhodes, Ollie Rowe and Rosemary Shrager
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
Running time29 min. per episode
Original networkUKTV
Original release2006
External links


Local Food Hero is a food orientated television programme hosted and judged by celebrity chefs Gary Rhodes, Ollie Rowe and Rosemary Shrager. The programme is currently shown on the UKTV Food channel in the UK. The show's premise is to find, promote and award small independent food businesses in the United Kingdom. Businesses from 10 regional areas of the UK are first nominated by the public on the UKTV Food web site, and can later vote for who they think should win in each round, with the overall winner receiving £40,000[1].


The first season would have a celebrity "regional scout" visit eight businesses in their locality, who they would talk to and sample their produce. The scout would then choose their favourite three who would then go on to the regional finals, where the three chefs and judges would pick their first second and third placed contestant, the winner of the regional heat would then be chosen by combining the judge's and public votes.

The second season saw a slight change where five finalists our chosen to go on the regional finals[2].

Series 1 (2006)[edit]

Regional finalists and winner[edit]

The following are the three regional finalists for 2006[3]:

East Anglia[edit]

East Anglia's regional scout was Danny Boome.

  • The Letheringsett Watermill (regional winner)
  • Samphire
  • Rainbow Café
  • Byfords Café & Deli
  • DJ Barnard Meats
  • Alder Carr Farm
  • The Galley Restaurant
  • The Lavender House


London's regional scout was celebrity chef, Aldo Zilli

  • Lighthouse Bakery (regional winner)
  • Kelly’s Organic Foods
  • Crumpet
  • The Easton
  • Hope & Greenwood
  • The Ginger Pig
  • Duke of Cambridge
  • Mortimer and Bennett


The regional scout for the Midlands was Terri Dwyer.

  • The Pink Pig (regional winner)
  • The Fighting Cocks
  • Deli on the Square
  • Maison Mayci
  • The Wellington
  • Berrys Coffee House
  • Littleover Apiaries
  • The Handmade Scotch Egg Company

North East[edit]

The regional scout for the North East was Brian Turner.

  • Northumbrian Quality Meats (regional winner)
  • Ryebury of Helmsley
  • The Whitby Catch
  • Helmsley Walled Garden
  • Langthorne’s Buffalo Produce
  • Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes
  • The Comfort Food Company
  • Greens of Whitby

North West[edit]

Edwina Currie stepped up as regional scout for the North West.

  • The Café @ Green Pavilion (regional winner)
  • The Weavers Shed Restaurant
  • Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire Cheese
  • The Grasmere Ginger Bread Shop
  • The Whale Tail Café
  • Artisan Café
  • The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company
  • Holly Tree Farm Shop

Northern Ireland[edit]

Paul Rankin was the regional scout for the Northern Ireland area.

  • Yellow Door Deli (regional winner)
  • O’Doherty Butchers
  • Helen Bay Organics
  • The Bay Tree
  • The Duke Restaurant
  • Cloughbane Farm
  • Tully Meadows Luxury Jersey Ice Cream
  • Pretty Mary’s


The scout for Scotland was Kaye Adams.

  • Original Smokies from Arbroath (regional winner)
  • Ferry Fish
  • Heart Buchanon Café
  • The Store
  • Farm House Kitchen
  • The Water Tower
  • McPhies Bakery
  • Fletcher Fine Foods

South East[edit]

Sarah Cawood scouted the South East region.

  • The Crooked Billet (regional winner)
  • Farm Fresh Express Limited
  • Dairy Barn Farm Shop
  • The Vaults And Garden Café
  • The Royal Standard
  • Spice Merchant
  • The Real Jam and Chutney Co.
  • Hammer Trout Farm and Smokery

South West[edit]

Michael Caines chose the eight finalists from the South West.

  • Roswell Fruit and Veg
  • Country Cheeses
  • Montgomery Cheese
  • Combe House Hotel and Restaurant
  • The Dartmoor Inn
  • Jekka's Herb Farm
  • Riverford Organic Vegetables Limited
  • Quartier Vert


The scout for the Wales region was Angela Gray.

  • Organic Zone (regional winner)
  • Pilgrim's Tea Rooms
  • The Harbour Master
  • The Treehouse
  • Castell Deudraeth Bar and Grill
  • The Barn at Brynich
  • Xtreme Organix
  • Frantastic Crepes

Overall Winner[edit]

The overall winner for Local Food Hero 2006 was the Letheringsett Watermill[4]

Series 2 (2007)[edit]

Series 3 (2008)[edit]

Series 3 is, at the time of writing, still in the nomination process and has yet to be filmed. (5th May 2008)

External links[edit]

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