Nominate your foodie heroes in the first Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards and be in with a chance of winning £100.
We want you to nominate the very best of Kent and Medway’s thriving food and drink industry and, to say thank you, we’re putting all nominations into a £100 prize draw for the winner to spend at their favourite pub or restaurant.
So, whether your local village pub deserves a shout out or there’s a food champion in your community, you can submit your nominations here and be in with a chance of winning.
The brand new awards, presented by KM Media Group, aim to give credit where it is truly due and recognise those who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional food and drink.
Nominations can be submitted by the public and winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges, including renowned Kent-based chef Richard Phillips.
The nominations closes on Wednesday, January 10 at 5pm, so you have until then to submit your favourites and be entered into the prize draw (terms and conditions apply).
You can nominate as many times as you want, however, your details will only be entered into the prize draw once.
If you have already submitted your nominations you will automatically be entered into the draw and do not need to nominate again.
Businesses are also welcome to nominate themselves in any category and there’s no limit to how many nominations you can make - all we ask is that your nominations are for businesses based in Kent or Medway.
The finalists will be announced in KM Group newspapers and KentOnline from Wednesday, January 17, and winners will be revealed at the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury on Tuesday, February 27.
We want you to nominate your top picks across 12 categories:
Beverage Producer of the Year
Chef of the Year
Farm Shop / Deli of the Year
Food Bank of the Year
Food and Drink Hero
Food Producer of the Year
Hospitality Champion Kent
Hotel of the Year
Pub / Bar of the Year
Restaurant of the Year
Street Food / Pop Up of the Year
Tearoom / Coffee Shop of the Year
The awards are sponsored by Café Nucleus, a collection of four unique café-restaurants across Chatham, Rochester and Rainham.
Also supporting the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards is Shepherd Neame, Gullands, Lumina Energy, ORIDA Hotel Maidstone, Rochester Bridge Trust, NFU Mutual Ashford Tenterden and Whitfield, Rochester Hospitality, East Kent Colleges Group, kff and the Jumeira Restaurant Group.