THE search for culinary excellence is on with the regional launch of the Wales True Taste Food and Drink Awards 2009/10.

The National Assembly for Wales-managed awards are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Welsh food and drink industry, and this year’s feature a number of developments, including a newŠExport Achievement category and – a website and webchannel dedicated to the awards.

Past winners, stakeholders and organisations connected with the annual awards gathered at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop as part of a series of regional launches.