Northumberland producers selected for Masterchef gift card

Patrick Wilkin, of Swallow Fish of Seahouses.
Patrick Wilkin, of Swallow Fish of Seahouses.

Two seafood producers from Berwick and north Northumberland have been selected to be part of the MasterChef gift card.

Among the five successful food and drink independents from the North East are Swallow Fish of Seahouses and Berwick Shellfish Company. The Northumberland Honey Co, based at Haltwhistle, is also included.

On Tuesday, MasterChef launched the gift card that can be spent in The Artisan Food & Drink Online Shop, which brings together a selection of the very best UK artisan food producers into one place, as well as offering a range of MasterChef-branded products.

Jenny Goddard, founder of the MasterChef gift card, said: “The inspiration for the gift card was the brilliant food and drink that is produced in the UK, which we wanted to help make more accessible; what better way to do this than by teaming up with one of the best respected cooking brands there is.

“MasterChef gift card is the ideal present for all food and drink lovers and we hope helps connect foodies to brilliant producers.”

The cards can be bought from www.masterchefgift in values ranging from £10 to £200. It comes with a personalised gift-card wallet and is delivered next day if ordered by 3pm.

Once the recipient receives their gift card, they can visit the website and browse the Artisan Food & Drink Shop.

Simon Birch of, the UK’s number-one online gift-voucher retailer, said: “We anticipate that MasterChef gift card will be really popular this Christmas, with such a strong brand and great choice of options to spend, it really is the perfect gift for food lovers this Christmas.”