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Nominate your Sussex Food and Drink favourites


People across Sussex are being asked to nominate their favourite food producers, chefs, shops and restaurants.

Over the past decade the Sussex Food and Drink Awards have encouraged more people to discover and explore local markets and food shops where they can sample the very best local produce and see for themselves why it tastes so much better.

Fresh vegetables at Crowborough Farmers Market

After a hugely successful 10th anniversary year, when over 10,000 people had their say on their foodie favourites, Sussex Food & Drink Awards are now accepting nominations for 2017.

Wealden District Council will once again be sponsoring the Best Sussex Food Shop category.

Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Economic Development, said:


The Sussex Food & Drink awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our wonderful array of local food and drink producers, markets, restaurants, shops and all those involved with the food and drink industry.  I’ll be especially keen to see who will follow Sharnfold Farm in Stone Cross as being named Best Sussex Food Shop.

There are ten categories:

  • Sussex Food Producer
  • Drink Producer
  • Butcher
  • Food Shop
  • Farmers Market and
  • Eating Experience
  • Sussex Newcomer
  • Street Food
  • Farmer
  • Young Chef of the Year

Everyone is invited to nominate their favourites and businesses are welcome to nominate themselves and make sure they get the recognition that they deserve.

Judges will review the nominations and decide who will go forward to the next stage of the competition, and a shortlist will be announced for public voting in July.

Grand Finalists for all ten categories will be announced in November and all winners and runners-up will receive their awards at a ceremony hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE and Danny Pike from BBC Sussex in Feburary.

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