Categories

Below is the nomination criteria for the 2017 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Click on ‘Read More’ to find further details of each category.

FOOD & FARMING HERO

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on Dorset’s food and farming community.

BEST PRODUCT/PRODUCER

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

This category aims to celebrate our local producers that play such a vital role in

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

This award is designed to praise a local food or drink business for their excellent

FAMILY DINING AWARD

Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really

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.

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

We want to hear about your favourite deli, baker or food retailer and why you think they deserve this accolade.

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by MORRISH & BANHAM

This category aims to celebrate the wonderful local seafood landed in the county. We are looking

PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needs to be taken into account in this category.

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.

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by DARREN NORTHEAST PR

This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd.

BEST CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kitchencraft

The chef of the year is someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food.

BEST COFFEE / TEA SHOP OF THE YEAR

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.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Orchard Park

This category is open to anyone in the food and drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.