Below is the nomination criteria for the 2016 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards. Click on ‘More information’ to find further details of each category.
Family Dining Award
Judges of this category will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age.
Newcomer of the Year
This category is open to anyone in the food or drink business who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.
Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year
We recognise that tea and coffee shops are an integral part of the Hampshire food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.
Best Independent Retailer
The key to a good food shop is not only the range of produce and the layout, but also the principles that it supports.
Food Product of the Year
Today’s Hampshire food culture is a really competitive one with consumers demanding top quality products. This category gives you a chance to nominate a food product that stands out above the rest.
Drinks Product of the Year
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This is your chance to nominate your favourite drinks product made in Hampshire. Let us know what sets this drink aside from all others.
Best Local Supplier/Producer
Sponsored by Bartlett & Butcher
This category aims to celebrate our local suppliers and producers that play such a vital role in the food community.
Pub of the Year
Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needs to be taken into account in this category.
Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Westchem
This category is one of our most coveted awards; the Hampshire Life Restaurant of the Year needs to offer an incomparable dining experience, everything from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food.
Chef of the Year
Hampshire is filled with talented chefs who make up the fantastic array of restaurants we have here. The Chef of the Year will be someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food.
Customer Service Award
This award is designed to praise a local food and drink industry related business for their excellent awareness of their customers’ needs.