Please note that nominations have closed for 6 of the 10 categories but you can still enter Sussex Young Chef, Sussex Newcomer, Sussex Street Food and Young Sussex Farmer of the Year – scroll to the bottom of this page.
SUSSEX FOOD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
*This category is now closed for entry – the finalists will be revealed on 10th July*
This should be someone whose core business is producing a single food ingredient (e.g. meat, fish, vegetables, fruit) or a prepared food product (e.g. pies, cakes) that are delicious and local to Sussex.
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 by the end of 2017; has the ambition and determination to succeed; and can demonstrate a realistic and sustainable business plan.
Offering great food to be eaten in a mobile situation from an individually styled and attractive unit with a clear message about what’s on offer. Someone who demonstrates responsibility for the environment and food hygiene and sources as many local ingredients as possible. Must attend at least 3 events in Sussex from April to October 2017.
Our winner will be a young farmer aged 35 or under on 31st December 2017. They can come from any sector within agriculture, horticulture or viticulture and must be involved in food or drink production. They could be part of the family farm (owned or tenanted), a student, an employee or self-employed.