Below is the nomination criteria for the 2018 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Click on ‘Read More’ to find further details of each category.
BEST TEA / COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Clipper Tea
We recognise that tea shops and coffee shops are an integral part of the Dorset food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.
BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Saffery Champness
This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite drink – made by a Dorset producer, retailer or manufacturer.
BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd.
BEST PRODUCT/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Porter Dodson
This category aims to celebrate our local producers that play such a vital role in
BEST RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Westchem
The winner of this category will be the restaurant that – in the judges’ opinion – offers the best dining experience.
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Flag
This category aims to celebrate the wonderful local seafood landed in the county. We are looking
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kingston Maurward
The chef of the year is someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Sponsored by Beales Gourmet
This award is designed to praise a local food or drink business for their excellent
DOG FRIENDLY AWARD
Sponsored by Dave Cumber Vets
This award recognises and rewards those businesses and places that go the extra mile for dogs and their owners.
ECO CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Litter Free
Dorset magazine is excited to launch this new award together with Litter Free Coast &
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Dorest Growth Hub
Leading a small business is a notoriously difficult task that involves wearing many hats at
2018 FOOD & DRINK HERO
Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink
This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on Dorset’s food and farming community.
INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers
We want to hear about your favourite deli, baker or food retailer and why you think they deserve this accolade.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
This category is open to anyone in the food and drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.