The Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2019 opened for entries on 10th September 2018 building up to a summer awards banquet on 15th May 2019 at the Amex Stadium!
We have announced FINALISTS in six of the categories and are now open for PUBLIC VOTE – please vote now for your Sussex food and drink heroes at the VOTE page.
Three categories remain open for new entries – see the right hand column on this page to enter now.
Now in our 13th year, the Sussex Food & Drink Awards is the only awards in the county created to support and boost local farmers, food and drink producers and the outlets which serve and sell their superb local fare.
Sussex Street Food of the Year Grand Finalists have already been announced – read about them in our news section.
Our winner will be an innovative business from any part of the food and drink sector, supporting local produce, which has been trading for up to 3 years at end 2019; has the ambition and determination to succeed; and can demonstrate a realistic and sustainable business plan.
Our winner will be a young farmer aged 35 or under at end 2019. This young person should display the following attributes: vision; leadership; innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship; ability to incorporate new ideas and practices; ability to inspire others; and the desire to succeed and grow business.
Renowned as the Sussex foodie event of the year the 2018 Sussex Food & Drink Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at the Amex. Hosted by Danny Pike from BBC Sussex, and actress Julie Graham, this black tie event included a wonderful ‘Sussex bubbly and ale reception’, with Harveys Ale, Carr Taylor sparkling wine, Wobblegate apple juice and Brighton Gin accompanied by delicious canapés from The Naked Food Company.
This was followed by a stunning seven-course banquet created by stadium caterers Sodexo Prestige, using the very best local and seasonal ingredients supplied by Lighthouse Bakery, Real Patisserie, Bookham & Harrison, Southview Farm Dairy, Hoads Farm, Veasey & Sons Fishmongers, Plumpton College, R P Meats (Wholesale), T G Fruits, The Cheese Man, Deerview Fine Foods, Just Brownies, The Raw Chocolate Company, South Downs Water Co Ltd and Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters and Tea Blenders.
More information about our 2019 banquet will be available soon. For information about becoming a sponsor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org