This year I was privileged to be invited as the host of the Taste of Kent Awards 2014. For those of you who don’t know it is Kent’s biggest annual showcase for the food and drink industry.
Celebrating ten years at the very best awards in Kent.
Celebrating their 10th Anniversary Awards Produced in Kent switched up a gear by moving to The Kent Event Centre at the county show ground, employing a new stage arena and adding an extra air of slick professionalism that an award event of its stature deserves.
Kevin Field was the event host at Taste of Kent Awards 2014
I’m really pleased that Produced in Kent asked me to join them. As an awards event host my delivery is often direct and to the point without too much faffing around. I avoid gags every couple of minutes at an event like this. It has to be a polished professional performance.
I’m happy to say it was and with a very happy client.
The Kent Event Centre is spot on for this type of event. I visited the week before with Produced in Kent’s Stephanie Durling, who is the driving force behind a superb dedicated team who manage the event, which showcases the best of the best of Kent’s locally sourced food and drink produce.
An arena fit for any awards event
When you rock up to the event centre and step through the doors it is simply cavernous. On the night though to see the transformation of this huge space into an awards arena was fantastic and fit for any major event of this type.
The sound and light system was impressive without being too overboard supplied by a company called STL Production Group who were frankly brilliant, what a great team who know their work down to the final LED light bulb.
As an event host you need someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to sound, these chaps were so good and I had no worries.
As for the event itself, as with many with so much going on, we started to drift on timings, not really through anyone’s fault, but happy to say that I pulled it back on time and as a part of a team helped deliver a memorable night for the guests.
Among my favourite moments is when you hear the joy when people win, when all their hard work and ambition is recognised.
I’m lucky enough to have been in that position with a few awards for my work and it is a fantastic moment, that should be treasured and so to see it from the other side as the person giving the good news is a real fillip.
If you’s like to see a full list of all the award winners visit the Taste of Kent Awards website.