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Last night's YBFs saw them - in their own words - "shining a spotlight on the future stars of the British food & drink industry". Here's who won in the awards' seventh year.

Honorary Award
Alice Planel & Kees Frederiks from Stroud Dairy

 "A little dairy healing land, and bringing raw milk, yoghurt and kefir to the people of Stroud. The UKs first community supported dairy farm."

Food Sharing
Benjamina and Bonita Ebuehi from The Sister Table

Super sibling team - Benjamina was a quarter finalist on Great British Bake Off 2016 and sister Bonita is a stationery designer and marketing officer for a mental health charity - hold supper parties with the aim that "millennial women would have a space to regularly meet, eat and share."

Meat
Matt Hill from Cobble Lane Cured

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The trio at Islington-based Cobble Lane Cured, Adam, Matt and Mat met whilst working at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa. Now they make modern British charcuterie using the highest welfare British meats at their North London butchery.

Fresh Faces in Food Writing
Jake Missing from The Infatuation

According to his bio at restaurant website The Infatuation, Jake used to work "on the brand strategy for a retirement home that, ironically, almost led him to retire from life. His hobbies include supporting Arsenal and reading Twitter."

Giving Back
Richard Robinson & Cemal Ezel from Old Spike Roastery

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These Peckham coffee roasters also provide expert training, jobs and housing support for people experiencing homelessness across the UK.

Alcohol
Adam Vanni, Jess Seaton, Tom Seaton & Neil Hinchley from Jarr Kombucha

Californian Adam moved to London two years ago to start a kombucha brand with his beer-brewing friends and now it's the brand that seen everywhere - including the catwalk shows at the recent London Fashion Week.

Vegetable
Calixta Killander from Flourish Produce

This Cambridgeshire farm produce horse powered speciality crops for chefs.

Baking
Florin Grama at Pophams Bakery

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Florin and his team serve up all manner of freshly baked sourdough breads and a wide variety of viennoiserie at their bakery on Islington's Popham Street. But the one you really need to try is their maple bacon croissant.

Best Chef
Roberta Hall from The Little Chartroom

Head chef Roberta Hall runs this Leith restaurant with husband Shaun McCarron. "It’s a place to visit again and again" said The Independent when it reviewed their neighbourhood spot.

Front of House
Laudy Gibba-Smith at L'enclume

When your mum runs a top gastropub it's perhaps less of a surprise that you might enter the hospitality trade. But now Gold Service Scholarship finalist Laudy Gibba-Smith is head waitress at Cumbria restaurant L'enclume.

Photo: Alice Lascelles

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