Raymond Blanc wins Outstanding Achievement Award at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012

The 2012 Awards, hosted by Jay Rayner and Gizzi Erskine, were held in London on Thursday 18 October. The expert judging panel included chefs Angela Hartnett, Shaun Hill from the Walnut Tree in Wales and Simon Hulstone from the Elephant in Torquay and Chair of Judges, Allan Jenkins. Raymond was presented with his award by Jay Rayner and Gizzi Erskine.

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A video of the awards can be viewed here: www.guardian.co.uk/OFM2012

For full details of and interviews with all the winners, plus the winning reader's recipe and cocktail, see this Sunday's Observer Food Monthly.