Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drink Awards 2016

We are delighted to bring you the fourth Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards, brought to you in association with our headline sponsor Alaris Kitchens.

Nominations are now being encouraged for the 2016 Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards. The awards dinner will take place on Monday 17th October 2016, from 6.30pm to midnight at the Ashford International Hotel.

The prestigious awards, which launched in 2013, are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the great and the good from the region’s food and drink industry, including local producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers. All will be people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

The companies included will all be nominated by you, our wonderful Kent Life and Kent on Sunday readers. We want to know if you’ve received a fantastic meal at your local pub or have been impressed by the produce and service at your neighbourhood Farmers’ Market or farm shop.

You can nominate your favourite on this website, simply click here.

Entries close on 7 August 2016. Our handpicked panel of high-profile judges who all live and work in Kent will then select a shortlist, kick-starting the independent judging process where finalists will be visited or interviewed to determine a worthy winner in each category.

All finalists will be invited to the prestigious awards ceremony, where they will enjoy a sparkling reception and three-course meal before finding out if they are a winner.

These are our fourth Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards and we are immensely proud to be able to offer you once again the opportunity to reward and recognise the deserving businesses within our local food and drink industry that go above and beyond expectations.

The awards are what you make of them so if you are the owner of a restaurant, a chef or local producer then spread the word among your clients, customers and visitors.

It takes no time at all to make your nomination on this website or via email or post. The judging panel is looking for quality over quantity, focusing on good comments rather than simply the number of nominations received, so everybody is in with a chance no matter how big or small their business.

Some of the 2015 photos are visible above and to see our 2015 Winners and Finalists please click here.