CRAVEN food businesses were amongst the winners at the Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards.

Family run fruit and vegetable distributor, Class One, which started life as a stall on Skipton Market, won the award for the best wholesaler or distributor.

And the Kilnsey Park Estate, with its smoked trout pate, picked up the award for the best fish and seafood.

The ceremony, which took place at the Pavilions of Yorkshire, was hosted by BBC Radio Two's Nigel Barden and Sue Nelson, from Yorkshire Food Finder, and saw around 300 people enjoy a four course, locally sourced meal, and celebrate winners in 24 different categories.

The Kilnsey Park Estate has produced rainbow trout since 1978 and has its own award winning smokehouse.

Fish are still produced from lake to plate, and are gutted and filleted by hand before being soaked in brine and placed in the smokehouse ovens. The estate supplies restaurant and pubs across Yorkshire and also sells its produce in its own cafe and shop.

"We’re delighted to have won a Taste Award for the first time," said Kilnsey smokehouse owner Jamie Roberts.

“It feels great to have won an award for our smoked trout pate, which was first made by my mother to her own unique recipe over 20 years ago."

The award was collected by Jamie and his father Anthony, who established the trout farm and smokehouse in 1978.

The judging panel described the pate as “rich and delectable, with a luxurious taste and lovely flavour combinations – a real pleasure to eat.”

Class One, based at Snaygill. Keighley Road, started life as a market stall in 1990, and its original ethos of quality at the right price is still at its heart.

Having run the stall and wholesale business simultaneously for a number of years, Diane Cluny decided to concentrate on the wholesale side as the way forward and husband Chris and later son Ben, a trained chef, both joined the team.

Since then the business has steadily grown, gradually expanding their supply areas to include Lancashire, The Lake District and Harrogate amongst others, and winning a gold standard in recognition of the highest level of traceability, cleanliness, training and welfare of staff and product quality.

Judges were impressed with the firms very clear ethos, saying: “We loved their company ethos of ‘big enough to get the best supply, small enough to care for customers’. It was clear that the local and traceable elements of their supply chain were at the heart of the business as well as the care in which they looked after their customers’ needs. A very impressive entry all round."

Director Ben Cluny said: "It makes all the long hours and hard work worthwhile when you get recognition like this. Awards like this make everything we are trying to achieve as a business, in terms of quality service and produce, more meaningful and gives us the confidence boost we need to continue doing what we do." His father, Chris, added: “Winning this award is an incredible achievement and we are very proud at how far the business has come. We’ve got stronger and stronger and consistently supply chefs with the best quality produce while giving superb customer service. This award is also to all our staff at Class One.”