Essex Life Food & Drink Awards

May 28th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Essex Life Food & Drink Awards

Have you cast your vote in the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards? The closing date for entries is June 10, 2018. It really is your chance to nominate a Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford winner. The Essex Life Food & Drink Awards are the most prestigious food and drink awards in the county celebrating all that is great about Essex food and drink industry. Online entry and the downloadable forms are available.

There are 11 categories but some of the easiest are the eating and drinking awards like- Family Dining Award sponsored by Traymoor Quality Meats. For this, the judges will be looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining to create a great day out. Where have you been recently in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford where there has been real attention to the needs across the generations of diners, both in terms of its food on the menu and the atmosphere to suit a range of guests regardless of age.

Or what about Pub of the Year sponsored by G + G Gallo Drinks Distribution? Who hasn’t been to a fantastic pub in Essex? But who in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford would you nominate who offers a distinct and high-quality experience for their customers? It could be a traditional drinking pub or one that has built a reputation for a restaurant and/or bar menu.

Then, of course, there is Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Wilks & Co Wine Merchants. A place that creates an outstanding dining experience, where they cook to a degree of excellence using fresh, local produce and provide an excellent level of customer service, demonstrating and understanding the diner’s expectations.  Judges want to be impressed by technical expertise, customer service, relaxed, comfortable ambience and by an imaginative menu.