Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Mancini’s Royal Café in Ayr scoops top ice cream awards
By: Murdoch MacDonald
MANCINI’S ROYAL CAFÉ in Ayr has won several awards at a prestigious national ice cream competition, and to mark their achievement South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan presented the company with a Quaich.
[Pictured at the presentation is Provost Sloan and Philip Mancini along with guests that included family members, employees of the company and other Councillors. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]
The national competition, which was held in the NEC in Birmingham last October, attracted expert ice cream producers from all over Great Britain, who gathered to showcase their products.
Mancini’s won the Gold Medal and Silver Challenge Cup for their dairy vanilla ice cream; the Silver Rose Bowl in the artistic ice cream class and the Scottish challenge cup for their vanilla ice cream.
After meeting Filippo Mancini, members of his family and others connected with the company, Provost Sloan said: “I am very proud that Mancini’s, a thriving and forward thinking company, that is held in such high esteem, has attracted so many awards. It has raised the profile of the company, Ayr and South Ayrshire.
“Many local people enjoy Mancini’s ice cream. However, it is important that in an area such as South Ayrshire, where we attract many tourists, that they can be sure of being able to sample the best ice cream that is on offer in Scotland and beyond.
“Mancini’s is a fine example of what can be achieved by a company with hard work and determination.”
After receiving a Quaich from Provost Sloan on behalf of Mancini’s, Filippo Mancini said: “Taking part in the competition and winning the awards was very exciting, a lot of hard work goes into creating our ice creams. Winning the awards was a real team effort, everyone in the company played a part in our success. I feel humbled that Provost Sloan, on behalf of the Council, presented the company with a Quaich. It is something that we will treasure for many years to come”
Mancini's Ice Cream - Ayr
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