A Reading sausage truck was crowned as the best outdoor food spot at this year’s Reading Festival.

The catering company Fat Harry’s won the 2022 Gold Alfresco Award with its quality footlong smoked Frankfurter sausages and fresh watermelon slices feeding hungry festival goers at this years Reading Festival.

Fat Harry’s, owned and managed by Chris and Alison Haritakis, (Cornucopia T/A Melon Heaven), were located in the main arena and won the accolade after scoring top marks in the Alfresco Award for outdoor caterers for their food hygiene and best management by the Council food hygiene inspectors.

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Councillor Ruth McEwan, Lead Councillor for Education and Public Healthsaid: “Congratulations to Fat Harry’s, for a well-deserved award. It’s important that people who go to the festival know that the food they are buying on site is prepared in a safe and hygienic environment. The awards show that the quality of the catering on offer has continued to be maintained to an incredibly high standard.”

She also congratulated the owners and staff of Mexitaco for their silver award, followed by Loaded Fries and Nachos for bronze.

For the top award, the sellers must have excellent food hygiene, structure and management, provision of allergen information and show good health and safety compliance.