Key Dates 2017

The judging process

We have a prestigious panel of judges headed by leading local farmer, 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


8th September 2016 - Nominations close

Farmer, Young Chef, Newcomer and Street Food

24th September 2016 - Public Voting ends

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

23rd October 2016 - Street Food Competition

Including public voting and expert panel of judges

End Oct – Early November 2016 - Young Chefs Cook Off at AMEX Stadium

Our specialist judges decide and announce the top three chefs

1st February 2017 - Awards Banquet at AMEX Stadium

Vote NOW for Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2017!