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Plan to grow food trade by £50m

Chef of the Year finalists David Hall (L) and Zaneta Krol (R)

Food really does matter, says DEFA

A nice meal out could be worth more than you think.

That's the message being underlined by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture - it wants to expand the Island's food and drink sector by £50 million over the coming months.

DEFA's Food Matters and Destination Management strategies have both recently highlighted the industry's economic significance.

In addition, the annual Department-sponsored Chef and Student Chef of the Year competition finalists have been revealed, with winners to be chosen in September.

They are: David Hall from Macfarlane's, Douglas and Zaneta Krol from Haworths, Douglas; and Students Henry Tung and John McMullen.

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