Below is the nomination criteria for the 2016 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Click on ‘More information’ to find further details of each category.
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
BEST COFFEE SHOP
We recognise that coffee is an integral part of Dorset’s food and drink scene and
FAMILY DINING AWARD
Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really
BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
NEW for 2016- This is a new category and its aim is celebrate the wonderful
BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd.
BEST DORSET ROAST OF THE YEAR
This is a newer category introduced to champion one of the nation’s favourite dishes.
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.
PUB OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Orchard Park
Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needs to be taken into account in this category.
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.
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.
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 DORSET CREAM TEA
Sponsored by McCarthy & Stone
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 Pengillys
This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite drink – made by a Dorset producer, retailer or manufacturer.
BEST FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
This category is open to all types of food excluding meat products.