Winners of Best Newcomer Award 2018

The Best Newcomer Award at the North East Business Awards 2018….we only went and won it!

It took a while to sink in but we have gotten over our hangover and we think some thank yous are in order. Dean and Melika would like to personally thank every single worker who has represented the Adkins & Cheurfi brand across the North East since day one. Your creativity, resilience and professionalism is the reason we have gained such recognition. Thank you to our team of amazing chefs who show up to work (even when everyone else is snowed in). Christine would like to thank all the front of house staff who have pulled off some fantastic events over the past twelve months. We are grateful to our kitchen porters who have kept some of the busiest kitchens ticking over, our night porters and our general catering assistants.

So, it’s official. We are the best new business in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham. We look forward to the big one now. We will be attending the final for the entire region at the end of April and will let you know if there is another celebration in order. In the mean time we will keep doing what we are doing…….it’s obviously working.

Dean, Melika and Christine xxx


NECTA North East Chef of the Year 2018

Adkins and Cheurfi are proud to sponsor the NECTA North East Chef of the Year 2018 event, taking place at the Hilton, Gateshead on the 1st and 2nd of May.

Come along and say hello to us at the NECTA Hospitality Salon. Experience first hand the many classes and exhibitions happening this year. Whatever your bag, you will find something to whet your appetite and get your creative juices flowing with competitions including floristry, sugar craft and mixology. Classes are judged by some of the country’s top chefs and showcase the region’s culinary prowess to a wider audience. We are sure you will agree with us when we say that the North East has really come into it’s own in the last few years with many exciting now restaurants, headed up by some truly talented chefs making headlines for all the right reasons.

North East Chef of the Year is of course the main event and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces (and hopefully some new ones) contributing to this fantastic masterclass in culinary skill. We have had some memorable winners in the past and the standard on display never fails to impress.

So, put the date in your diary and come and see Adkins and Cheurfi, proud sponsors of  NECTA North East Chef of the Year 2018 at the Hilton, Gateshead on the 1st and 2nd May. Find us at our shiny new Adkins and Cheurfi stand, or wherever the mixologists are practising their craft.

Dean, Melika and Christine