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Chef of the Year

This award is open to chefs from all sectors. It recognises talented chef’s making major waves in the industry. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to honing their skills, testing new ideas and captivating imaginations of their peers and foodies alike. The award also seeks to recognise those who have made broader contributions to the sector and community organisations

Drinks Professional of the Year

This award is open to drinks professionals from all sectors. The award recipient will bring excellence, authenticity, and flair into the drinks industry. This award looks to celebrate sommeliers, mixologists, brewers and other drinks professionals who are helping to shape and build an exciting future in drinks.The award also seeks to recognise those who have made broader contributions to the sector and community organisations.

Caribbean Food

This award will recognise exceptional Caribbean food businesses. The award recipient will be a caterer, restaurant, or street food operator pushing the boundaries of creativity, whilst running a successful business. The judges will be looking for consistent business performance, supported by out of box thinking in an attempt to offset the impact of Covid-19. 

African Food

This award will recognise exceptional African food businesses. The award recipient will be a caterer, restaurant, or street food operator pushing the boundaries of creativity, whilst running a successful business. The judges will be looking for consistent business performance, supported by out of box thinking in an attempt to offset the impact of Covid-19.

South Asian Food

This award will recognise exceptional South Asian food businesses. The award recipient will be a caterer, restaurant, or street food operator pushing the boundaries of creativity, whilst running a successful business. The judges will be looking for consistent business performance, supported by out of box thinking in an attempt to offset the impact of Covid-19.

East & South East Asian Food

This award will recognise exceptional East and South East  food businesses. The award recipient will be a caterer, restaurant, or street food operator pushing the boundaries of creativity, whilst running a successful business. The judges will be looking for consistent business performance, supported by out of box thinking in an attempt to offset the impact of Covid-19.

Middle Eastern Food

This award will recognise exceptional Middle Eastern food businesses. The award recipient will be a caterer, restaurant, or street food operator pushing the boundaries of creativity, whilst running a successful business. The judges will be looking for consistent business performance, supported by out of box thinking in an attempt to offset the impact of Covid-19.

Writer of the Year

The Writer of the Year award will celebrate journalists and writers captivating audience interests and imagination within the industry. The award recipient will be creative, authentic and breathe new life into the world of hospitality, food and drink writing.

Head Office Impact

This category will recognise team members within a head office or central group function. The award recipient will be individuals who go the extra mile to support their peers and teams. The judges will look for demonstration of notable impact made within their department or wider business, with tangible outcomes related to their contribution. 

Bar/Pub of the Year

The Pub and Bar of the Year Award is open to people who run, own or manage a pub or bar. The recipient must stand out from the crowd, be innovative, and have carved out a reputation for service excellence and creating a community. The winner will also demonstrate a commitment to investing and developing people.

Rising Star

This award looks to recognise an emerging star within the hospitality industry. The award recipient will work within any sector or job role within the industry. The winner will have demonstrated a strong work ethnic, be a team player, and has positively engaged with the industry outside of their immediate place of work.

The Peoples' Choice Person of the Year

This award will recognise individuals from any sector and profession within the UK hospitality industry. The winner will be chosen based upon the total number of nominations received. 

The Peoples' Choice Restaurant of the Year

This award will recognise restaurants, and food businesses  from any sector and profession within the UK hospitality industry. The winner will be chosen based upon the total number of nominations received. 

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