Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drink Awards 2017

The 2017 Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards will take place in October 2017, from 7pm to midnight.

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

The companies included are all nominated by you, our wonderful Kent Life and Kent on Sunday readers. You must let us know when you receive a fantastic meal at your local pub or are impressed by the produce and service at your neighbourhood Farmers’ Market or farm shop.

Our handpicked panel of high-profile judges, who all live and work in Kent, will visit and interview finalists to determine a worthy winner in each category. The judging panel are looking for quality over quantity, focusing on good comments rather than simply the number of nominations received.

The finalists will be invited to the prestigious awards ceremony where they will indulge in a drinks reception and three-course meal before the winners are announced.

This is our fifth Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards and we are immensely proud of all the businesses and individuals within our local food and drink industry that go above and beyond expectations. We hope to celebrate with you at the awards.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors as this event cannot function without your support.

See below for this years’ features in Kent Life magazine on the event.

Our launch

Read our launch piece below. Simply click the image.

Click here to see a full list of 2016’s winners and finalists.

Click here to see a full gallery of 2016’s awards ceremony images.