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.
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.
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
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.
BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite drink – made by a Dorset producer, retailer or manufacturer.