Key Dates 2017

The judging process

We have a prestigious panel of judges, headed by leading Sussex dairy farmer and Nuffield Scholar William Goodwin, who make the final decision at each stage (top 10, top 3 and overall winner)

6 categories are also voted by the public through online voting
4 categories are judged in their own special way tailored to suit each one


7th September 2017 - Nominations close

Farmer, Young Chef, Newcomer and Street Food

19th September 2017 - Public Voting ends

Farmers Market, Butcher, Drink Producer, Eating Experience, Food Shop and Food producer.

22nd October - Street Food Final, Horsham

Including public voting and expert panel of judges

26th October 2017 - Young Chefs Cook Off at AMEX Stadium

Our specialist judges decide and announce the top three chefs

7th February 2018 - Awards Banquet at AMEX Stadium

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