Nominations are open for the EAT Norfolk Food & Drink Awards 2019
PUBLISHED: 17:03 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:13 24 April 2019
The search is on for the best of the best - and you can help!
The explosion of range, quality and choice in the Norfolk food and drink world over the last few years has been incredible. There is an amazing array of talent and skill right across the county, from artisans creating magic in their home kitchens to restaurateurs offering diners a stellar Michelin experience and all points in between.
We are delighted to again be able to shine the spotlight on the best in this exciting, creative, innovative world with the launch of our 2019 Eat Norfolk Food & Drink Awards, sponsored by the East of England Co-op. It is our privilege to highlight the stars of the food and drink business, to recognise and reward the great talents, the imagination, energy and professionalism on show across Norfolk. It is also the chance for you, our loyal readers, to show appreciation of your favourites by telling us who you think should be included in the search for the best in the business.
And for those of you who produce delicious things, who conjure up great dishes, who make us feel welcome when we walk into your premises, who provide great ingredients and good things to take home; it is a chance to put your hands up, to share with us what you have been doing in the last year and what you are proud of.
There is no need to be shy or modest – you could be one of the ones called up to the stage at our great gala night to collect an award – but you have to be in it to win it!
It is so easy to nominate a business or person – see the website norfolkfada.co.uk for details of what to do.
Once the nominations have closed they are passed to our panel of experts and independent judges. They will then use their specialist knowledge and skills to complete the judging process in each category over the summer.
Those shortlisted will be invited to our celebration and awards night on Monday, September 9 at OPEN, Norwich, when all the winners will be revealed.
Of course none of this would happen without the fantastic support of our sponsors who have come forward to support the awards. We're delighted to have some old friends with us again and also to welcome some new faces to the awards.
All you have to do to nominate your favourites – or yourself – is visit the awards website at norfolkfada.co.uk