Below is the nomination criteria for the 2018 Devon Life Food & Drink Awards. Click on ‘Read More’ to find further details of each category.
2018 DEVON FOOD AND DRINK HERO
Sponsored by DARTS FARM
Devon has a food scene which is more vibrant than many others across the UK. This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food community.
BEST DEVON SUNDAY ROAST
Sponsored by COTTAGES.COM
This is a newer category introduced to champion one of the nation’s favourite dishes.
BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by STAGE ENGAGE
This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite drink – made by a Devon farm producer, retailer or manufacturer.
BEST FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Dartmouth Holiday Homes, Salcombe Holiday Homes
This category is open to all types of food products excluding meat products.
BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by SAVILLS
This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd.
BEST LOCAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Consider asking your butcher how their meat is hung, prepared and cut and whether it can be traced to a local farm.
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 TEA/COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR
We recognise that tea shops and coffee shops are an integral part of the Devon food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by ARTHUR DAVID
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 Salcombe Gin
This award is designed to praise a local food or drink business for their excellent awareness of their customers’ needs.
FAMILY DINING AWARD
Sponsored by SANDY PARK
Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining.
INDEPENDENT FOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by NFU MUTUAL – PLYMOUTH
Vote for your favourite local food or drink retailer in this category, look out for establishments that genuinely supply items produced and grown here in Devon.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by THE FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES
This popular category is open to anyone in the food or drink business who has started a new business venture within the last 18 months.