Thursday, 15 December 2011

The results are in!

Collective in Camden Town played host to the fabulous King of Camden Awards ceremony last Thursday, organised by Wedge and Camden Town Unlimited.

The event was a huge success with local businesses turning out in force in eager anticipation to see if they had won. There were 7 sought after trophies up for grabs, which were presented by Councillor Sarah Hayward. The lucky winners were:

Best Food Kim’s Vietnamese Hut

Best Night OutThe Dublin Castle

Best Health & Beauty Soho Gyms

Best ShopLa1

Best Staff Made in Camden

Best Wedge OfferZensai

The King of Camden – Proud Camden

A record number of votes were received from local residents and employees who embraced celebrating the wonderful independent businesses in Camden Town.

The evening also played host to announcing the winners of the King and Queen of Camden competition, Ben and Louise. Ben is the epitome of rock and roll Camden and regularly performs with his band in Camden’s live music scene. Louise runs Camden Bar and Kitchen and knows everything about and almost everyone in Camden Town. We are sure they will fulfil their regal duties fantastically!

We also enjoyed what can only be described as a feast of global food laid on by local food establishments. Fresh fish was on offer courtesy of Feng Sushi, tasty curries from Nazaks, Lebanese delights from Al-Qalaa, oriental goodies from Zensai as well as ‘award winning’ food from Kim’s Vietnamese Hut. It really was a glorious banquet and the generosity of these local sponsors was very much appreciated!

With all that food, it was a good job we had plenty of beverages on offer. Camden Town Brewery supplied local beer and Friels provided refreshing cider. There was also a selection of tasty fruit juices courtesy of Whole Foods Market and we were also lucky enough to enjoy the delights of Bubble Tea from Camden based Chaboba.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening with plenty of good food, drink, trophies and even a crown! Camden Town deserves to be celebrated, and celebrate is exactly what we did!

You can view pictures from the event here.

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