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Nigel Barden to judge at Ice Cream and Gelato Expo

TV and radio’s Nigel Barden will be announcing the winners of the National Ice Cream Championships held as part of the UK’s only Ice Cream and Gelato Expo.


The only trade show for the ice cream industry, the Ice Cream and Gelato Expo is being held on 12-14th February at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate.  Its free for the trade and is organised by the industry’s trade association, The Ice Cream Alliance.

Nigel Barden is a food and drink broadcaster, who has worked with Simon Mayo and Chris Evans, on their Sony Gold award winning BBC Radio 2 shows for 12 years and is the food correspondent for BBC London.  He specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers, particularly in his role as chairman of judges for The Great Taste Awards, Farm Shop & Deli Awards, World Cheese Awards, British Cookery School Awards, Deliciously Yorkshire and host of the National Fish & Chip Awards.  

His new show ‘Nigel Barden’s Drivetime Dishes’ is currently airing on Amazon Prime and Simply Good Food TV.  His first podcast ‘A Grand Hotel by Corinthia’, a three- part series featuring chef Tom Kerridge and the Corinthia Hotel, has just been released.

“We are delighted to have Nigel announcing the winners of our prestigious National Ice Cream Championships which we have been running for 75 years,” commented Zelica Carr, Ice Cream Alliance CEO.  “The Championships showcase the creativity and dynamism of the ice cream market.”

The Ice Cream and Gelato Expo is the UK’s only ice cream trade show and is free to attend for everyone in the business – or anyone thinking of setting up manufacturing or selling ice cream.  You can pre-register on the Ice Cream Alliance website (follow the links):   

Alternatively, you can register at the Expo.