Vote for your favourite from our ten finalists in each category. Voting is open until 19 September.
SUSSEX FOOD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
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.
SUSSEX DRINK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
We are looking for high quality and mouth-watering products from the breweries, vineyards and other drink producers of the county, with a great business behind them.
SUSSEX EATING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR
Our winner could be a restaurant, hotel, pub or cafe which uses and promotes mainly Sussex produce and offers consistently high quality food in an enjoyable atmosphere.
SUSSEX BUTCHER OF THE YEAR
We’d like to hear about a top quality butcher which sells and promotes local meat and offers that little bit extra in terms of quality and service.
SUSSEX FOOD SHOP OF THE YEAR
Possibly a delicatessen or independent local shop, maybe a farm providing locally grown produce through gate sales, a farm shop or an on-line retailer delivering direct to your door.
SUSSEX FARMERS MARKET OF THE YEAR
Providing an exciting and varied range of local produce and offering an experience which shoppers, producers and stallholders really enjoy.
Nominations are now closed for the below four categories in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018. Thanks to all who entered – sign up to our Foodie News to be the first to hear more about all of our finalists!
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. Nominate here before 7 September 2017
SUSSEX STREET FOOD OF THE YEAR
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. Nominate here before 7 September 2017
YOUNG SUSSEX FARMER OF THE YEAR
Our winner will be a young farmer aged 35 or under on 31st December 2017. 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.Nominate here before 7 September 2017